The best work of your life won’t come from pinching a penny here or there. It will come when you connect to the needs of the people you’re helping. Think of relationships you must forge to get there. Think of using your unique gifts to make it happen.
Influence trumps authority in that an ineffective leader may have the authority to give orders, but without goodwill, those orders are weak. Only by influencing others can a modern working professional get their way.