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

 
Assumed Power
kierdorff, Manager, Netherlands, Member
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?
 

 
Assumed Power
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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