Power is channeled.
It is not something that is given or taken.
Serving as a conduit for power enables one to more effectively serve others.
If you are more concerned with maintaining your position, then you are not opening yourself up to new opportunities for growth and development.
Directing power depends on one's interests and what one wants to achieve. It can be concentrated in one place or distributed evenly.
Small adjustments in the right place can have massive effects downstream. Look at the whole system and identify the levers where pressure can be applied. This will will ensure that power is not wasted.