Power is the ability to influence outcomes. In social psychology research, I find it pretty interesting that people in power often do not even take into account the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of those who enjoy less power. In short, powerful people may not even be aware of the types of counsel or advice those in lower power positions might have to offer.
So, as an afterthought to the interview, I recommend that we listen carefully to the advice and counsel of those in lower positions of power, and be extremely hesitant to dole out advice from a position of power. In either situation, we must be careful to take ownership for our own issues and counsel well and collaboratively with all players in group conflicts that involve people of differing positions of power and influence. In my perspective, the best group conflict outcomes will reflect consideration for multiple perspectives. A few of my thoughts for the day.