New Power is subtitled “How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You”. Power used to be something to be held, but in the modern world it is something to be be directed, like a surging river.
This book explores how leaders can harness modern platforms like Go Fund Me, Instagram, and Facebook. It delves into hashtag movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. New power can be channeled for good movements or for bad, such as ISIS.
Leaders need to be able to understand these cultural phenomena in order to use social media and other technological tools. This is especially relevant for youth ministers and youth group leaders.