I am looking for word to describe someone's general "area of effect" or a combination of authority, influence and effect over/on something.
This is very hard for me to explain, but try to bear with me and the following examples:
Lets say I have been promoted to a Technical Lead at some IT-company for example. One would expect to have a lot of general say, authority and influence over different decisions in this role. Lets say that for some reason I have very little of any of those and I would like to complain about that on the internet.
I would like to say something like "I don't like how I have so little <what?> in my current role".
I could say:
- "I don't like how I have so little authority in my current role"
- "I don't like how I have so little influence in my current role"
But neither of these feel right because I could have a lot of authority, but not a lot of influence, or I could have a lot of influence but not a lot of authority. I would like to describe my lack of everything such as authority or influence with one word.
I'm thinking of something like "I have so little (decision making) domain in my current role" or having a lack of general "space" or "tools" to do anything.
Lets say that I would like to do something to help slow down the global warming as an individual. I recycle, I bike to work, I do everything that I can do as an individual to help the environment. In the meanwhile some country X decides to burn 10 million tons of rubber tires or something.
I wouldn't say exactly that the country X has more authority over what happens to the environment. The action of burning 10 million tons of rubber tires has more effect over what happens to the environment though, but it might not be the only thing that country X does and maybe country X is some kind of authority on mass rubber tire burning, but again, not exactly authority on the environmental forums.
So I would like to say that "As an individual, I have a very little <what?> over environmental decisions or what happens to the environment".
I indeed have very little authority, very little effect, very little influence and a lack of tools and resources to do anything. What word can I use to describe that I have none of the aforementioned or that the domain/space I can operate in as an individual when it comes to the environment is very small because of the lack of the aforementioned?
The word that I am thinking of also describes the authority/influence/effect in terms of some kind of domain or space. So a CEO could have a lot of it over their company, USA or China has a lot of it over global markets, every person should have a lot of it over their own lives, parents have a lot of it over their children, ...
A king rules (over) his kingdom. To rule is a good term in this context and it describes the king's authority, influence, effect, resources and the general space and the freedom that the king has over everything all at the same time. One could also say something like "A king that has no <word?> is no ruler", but what word should go there to describe the lack of everything that makes the king not a ruler?