Tag: Power

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When Your Position isn’t Giving You the Power to Lead

Have you ever had the sudden realization that your promotion didn’t magically provide you with the gravitas you need to get people to listen to what you have to say? How about when you know more about your job and even the business than your boss, but you can get her to take your advice or even take you seriously? Maybe you’ve been given the responsibility … Read More When Your Position isn’t Giving You the Power to Lead

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Understanding Power

There is a difference between personal power and positional power. Personal power comes from things like this: Knowledge Talent Experience Charisma Savvy Intelligence Wisdom Empathy Positional power comes from things like this: Institutional support Discipline and reward authorization Hiring and firing authority Budget control Decision-making role Workload determination Wage determination Developmental and professional support Personal and positional power are not mutually exclusive. You can have personal power without … Read More Understanding Power