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Assumed Power in a Void
John Henry, Project Manager, United States, Premium 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. An example, real life... The power the administrative assistant has within an organization by virtue of their proximity to real power. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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kierdorff
  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?

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

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Bases of Social Power
Summary
Forum
A 7th Source of Power: Participative Power
Composition of Power Bases
🔥How Leaders Influence Others? 6 Persuasion Principles
Best Practices
Assumed Power in a Void
🥈With Power Comes Responsibility!
🥉About Information Power
Is Charisma a Source of Social Power?
Should See Power Differently...
Synergistic Power is the Strongest
What is Power? Definitions
2 more Types of Power
Mind Power - Power of Mind
What is Referent Power? Definition and Examples
Social Power is Determined by the (Perception of the) Receiver
Bases of Social Power: What's Common?
Desire to Have Power...
Framing or Meaning Power


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