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John Henry, Project 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. 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
 

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
 

We all have Some Power Base

I think that the "sources of power" should make us (...)

  Art Straub, Consultant, United States
 

Another Example of Assumed Power

I find assumed power to be real, but I'm not sure (...)

  Mita Dixit, Management Consultant, India
 

Assumed Power

John's concept is interesting. In family owned-and (...)

  Otavio Alexandre Da Silva, Brazil
 

Enabling Empowerment

As leadership, are we creating an atmosphere suita (...)

  Paul White-Quinn, Student (University), United Kingdom
 

Stabilizing Power

In my organisation recently the power hungry all c (...)

  kierdorff
 

Assumed Power

Reading the explanations and examples, could I say (...)

  Sarang D., Analyst, India
 

How to Get Power

The definition of Power as per Oxford Dictionary: (...)

  Joe Cocchini
 

Assuming / Getting Power

Assuming a free society (by Machievellian standard (...)

  Mohamed Hisham
 

The Problem with Assumed Power

The problem with assumed power is, sometimes with (...)

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States
 

Assumed Power

I agree with John Henry's comments regarding assum (...)

  M.B. Mphahlele, Consultant, South Africa
 

Power versus Force

Real power is spontenous and complete and non-coer (...)

  V. L. KHUZWAYO, Student (MBA), South Africa
 

Intentional Assumed Power

I fully agree with Wim Kierdorff, this is a very i (...)

  John Henry, Project Manager, United States
 

Amazing Responses

I think, assumed power is utilized all the time. (...)

  Patrack Mashiri, Student (MBA), South Africa
 

Short Lived

I think assumed power could be short lived once pe (...)

  Nikhita S Pemgirikar, India
 

Relation with the Boss

Just because someone has some relation with the ow (...)

  Rene de Guzman, Professor, Philippines
 

Informal Power Structures

We should also take into consideration informal po (...)

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

Where Does Assumed Power Originate From

Anyone can assume power once they believe they are (...)

  Rene Green
 

Assumed Power Through Creating Dependency

Yes, I affirm Anette Bristol-Martin's viewpoint th (...)

  Donato ochan Hakim, Interim Manager, Sudan
 

Ignorance Assumed Power

In any work place there is an organization chart s (...)

  Art Straub, Consultant, United States
 

Ignorance Assumed Power

I have never worked in an organization where the o (...)

  Ricardo Gonzalez R, Financial Consultant, Mexico
 

Nequaquam Vacuum

Anyone can assume the power. In growing organizati (...)

 
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