Assumed Power in a Void

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Assumed Power in a Void
John Henry, Member
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, Member
Dear John, interesting concept... Could it be t...

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Alberto Acuna, Member
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Prashant Dhodapkar, Member
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Art Straub, Member
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Mita Dixit, Member
John's concept is interesting. In family owned-...

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Paul White-Quinn, Member
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kierdorff, Member
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Sarang D., Member
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Joe Cocchini, Member
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Mohamed Hisham
The problem with assumed power is, sometime...

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M.B. Mphahlele, Member
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V. L. KHUZWAYO, Member
I fully agree with Wim Kierdorff, this is a very i...

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John Henry, Member
I think, assumed power is utilized all the time.

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annette bristol-martin, Member
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Art Straub, Member
I have never worked in an organization where the <...

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Ricardo Gonzalez R, Member
Anyone can assume the power. In growing organizati...


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