Assumed Power in a Void

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Assumed Power in a Void
John Henry, Manager, United States

Another type of power is that which is created in a void (Ed: ~ empty space) of leadership, that is assumed power. No one is exerting power in an area, so someone assumes that role, and the power is by consensus granted to them. There is no basis for this power but it might be called "king of the hill" power as the first one to assume the power role has to be "removed" for another to gain that power.
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kierdorff, Manager, Netherlands
Dear John, interesting concept... Could it be t...

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Art Straub, Consultant, United States
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V. L. KHUZWAYO, Student (MBA), South Africa
I fully agree with Wim Kierdorff, this is a very i...

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