The "Concise Oxford English dictionary" (2004) 11 (OUP), p.1125 has six definitions of power: to do with; Ability, Influence, Right, Strength, Energy, Rate of work, Rate of Multiplication.

But we humans have never been good at listening, so to us what makes power important or gives it meaning is awe and fear: so it is agreed by conventional sensibility that power is making things happen that would not otherwise have happened. Still feeling as though you are bugged down and pulled behind so that such a time might approach as you may see no reason to endanger others by proceeding with the best of your career over there?