Hi Rebecca from Vacaville, CA hope you are having a great day at school. Alright...I'm going to help you with giving some bullet points to consider and the you can expand on them. But first, I'm going to assume when you say 'power' you are making reference to a government or a position of leadership. Correct?
Okay, here goes:
if one assume a position of 'power', someone taking a leadership role, obviously that person needs followers. If the leader diminishes their leadership role, fails the followers, they no longer support the leader. So in essence, the leader, the person in power has a responsibility to the followers, providing them with a voice or a means of support in their goals, efforts, desire for something, i.e. freedom, victory, food, security, partying, whatever
If a person or group in power, say a monarch is working toward acquiring power, their responsibility, a requirement for gaining power is to garner the support of others, so that they can get the power. So their responsibility again, is to show the followers, the person or group leads, speaks for them, has their back. If they are successful, the person's or group's responsibility to to backup their rhetoric/argument, which nurtured the followers, to show the followers, gaining power required their support. Now think about what would happen if the person, the group and all the followers failed in their effort to gain power, does everyone suffer the same fate as losers?
The role of leadership, think of it as a team. Are you on a sports team? If you are, have you been the captain of the team? Or have you been a team member whose captain you supported? Didn't support? What did you think about that? Did the captain take the responsibility as leader of the team? Did they help the team, encourage the team, pick up the team? Were they an asset to the team? Or was that individual working for themselves? Did the 'power' of the title 'captain' mean only just that, the prestige of just the title and not taking on the responsibility of being the team captain.
Think of it also this way, say imagine your parents. In a sense being a parent[speaking from experience] requires some component of power, paying bills, going to work, doing chores, 'honey-dos', feeding and caring for children, etc. Extend that to say a boyfriend/girlfriend, what is their responsibility to each other, not cheat or do things behind each other's back.
There are a lot of ways to look at 'power', because it implies being in a leadership role.
Something to think about. Hope this helps
It would be nice to know how this works out for you.