Assumed Power in a Void

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John Henry
Project Manager, United States

Assumed Power in a Void

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.
An example, real life... The power the administrative assistant has within an organization by virtue of their proximity to real power.

  kierdorff
 

Assumed Power

Dear John, interesting concept... Could it be that a management intentionally sustains this situation? For example, to keep motivation high without actually granting a higher position?

  Alberto Acuna
Manager, Chile
 

Assumed Power

Reading this comment, a similar type of power comes to my mind which is the power given by employees, a sort of reversed delegation.

  Prashant Dhodapkar
India
 

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  Art Straub
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  Mita Dixit
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  Otavio Alexandre Da Silva
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  Paul White-Quinn
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  kierdorff
 

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  Sarang D.
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  Joe Cocchini
 

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  Mohamed Hisham
 

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  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
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  M.B. Mphahlele
Consultant, South Africa
 

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  V. L. KHUZWAYO
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  John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

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  Patrack Mashiri
Student (MBA), South Africa
 

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  Nikhita S Pemgirikar
India
 

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  Rene de Guzman
Professor, Philippines
 

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  annette bristol-martin
Student (University), Trinidad and Tobago
 

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  Rene Green
 

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  Donato ochan Hakim
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  Art Straub
Consultant, United States
 

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  Ricardo Gonzalez R
Financial Consultant, Mexico
 

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