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Tricia La Bella
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Authority 21st September 2020

Lesly gave me authority to get into her tablet on Saturday… A good way to start.
Authority definition:
The power to give orders, make decisions and enforce obedience…
that sounds harsh and archaic.

Traditional authority
Charismatic authority – some say like Hitler, Jesus Napoleon (it may mean they get what they want because of their charisma – Oh dear… intention for good that might ok but if not, there’s disaster… )
Rational authority
Competence authority

There’s a bit there to explore…

Command, control, power or how you can sway things…

Sway what…

Government have authority to lock people down during covid… a negative right.
It’s part of the constitutional right.
We give government this power and it can surface in emergencies…

Authority feels top down
What does authority mean?

It seems when someone is the expert
Sometimes in management they have responsibility and are held in account over, yet they haven’t been given the authority

Under someone’s authority can feel harsh especially when you’re being micro managed…

Is it being in charge?
Or leading?

Is authoritarian about my way or the highway…

We don’t want to have this approach as teachers.

is power necessary for authority…
power many be need to enforce authority,
By police, the army

Sometimes people power over but don’t have the authority

Someone with a gun…

It may not be right…

Having power can cause problems

when someone else wants the power…

It can create ill feelings –

If something is forced upon for the right reasons, is it about power? Or is it about something else?

if you have authority can you change how it looks and feels… so it is reflects your good intention

Perhaps you include and engage others to have them feel part of the authority

Sorry police officer, have I done something wrong?
Authority can make me feel that way…

I might have authority but authority for what?

Depends on your role.

Author is the first part of the word…
I wonder where the ‘ity’ came from?

Trump has the authority to push a button…
he hasn’t been give the authority by the world…

This must be power not authority.

How do you feel when you say the word authority…

My first reaction when I see someone in uniform… the image of the uniform

Movies portrayed the uniform officer… as you’ve done something wrong

it doesn’t feel like caring…

Authorize.

We allow people to do something on someone’s behalf

You can be given authority
You can hand over authority…

That’s about trust…
Aunty Lesly trusted me…

Why?

Perhaps it’s the style…

Approach is relevant.

Can we be fooled by those who command authority that they have authority…

We may need to take more note of who we give authority to.

reputation can be affected

Wills… when you hand over authority it can bring out the worse in us…

Sometimes authority can bring the worst in us…
some abuse authority

it can be daunting…
It can be scary at times

There is beautiful authority…
a good leader of authority

What was once authority can be seen as harassment – police could march kids home… not that would be harassment

No longer thank you to police…
no longer thank you to those enforcing the rules, our leader

Time has changed…

So who has the authority?

It can change a workplace, a city, a country, a world..

So don’t just hand it over…