Framing or Meaning Power

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Adrastos, Greece

Framing or Meaning Power

An additional source of power in organizations can be to establish the framework within which issues will be viewed and decided (J. Pfeffer - Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations, 1992). Leaders and elites often have substantial ability to define or impose the meanings and myths which define identity, beliefs and values.


Doc, USA

Referent Power

Regarding referent power - I believe the French and Raven model defines this as power held by a primary over a secondary - not power held by the secondary. My recollection of the the definition was something like... We accede to the influence efforts of another because we like them, wish to be like them, wish to curry their favor. The power is held by the primary because of personal attraction.

Ashok A kella
Finance Manager, India

French and Raven Model of Social Power

Both Tom and Doc (USA) are true as French and Raven speak of primary power held over secondary becau... Sign up


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