Fundamental trends such as digitalization and ever faster evolving technologies are shaping our working world today. The challenge for companies and employees is to face this volatile and unpredictable reality. Routine and established processes are subsequently on the decline; instead, innovations, initiatives and projects are gaining in importance. The understanding of power is also changing fundamentally. Classic approaches and methods based on hierarchy are often no longer effective. Leading without power is becoming increasingly important and requires a specific set of interpersonal skills to be successful - trust, motivation, understanding and communication.