Has someone (or something) usurped your power? When you work with people, there will always be plots and intrigues. Even when you have the best intentions, sometimes your influence is blocked.
To get out of this situation, don’t fight back blow for blow. Don’t harden in obstinacy. Instead, look at the way nature works. We learn from nature that sooner or later, tension will be dispersed. (Picture a dam or a cloudburst.) Meanwhile, be true to yourself. The power of truth will help you say the right thing at the right time. – Shar McBee