Political masters exert power to drive their organization to an end that satisfies their near-term goals and long-term ambitions. Unlike true leaders, politicians pursue their self-interests and not necessarily those of the organization.
Every business politician possesses a unique combination of dominant and subordinate powers and capability, skill and willingness, to exert them. Additionally, it is important to recognize that not all personal power is created equally; some exert greater influence while one trumps all others.
Everyone possesses personal power to various degrees and in differing combinations. Additionally, individuals command a unique understanding of their power and an inherent willingness to exert that power dependent on the situation.
Personal power types are not equal to each others. They differ in their degree of influence and some necessarily trump others in particular situations. Understanding the types of personal power, their relative influence and dominance over one another is key to the more effective use of power.
Formal Versus Informal Personal Power (Coming Soon…)
Many people hesitate to use their personal power thereby hindering their careers and limiting their organizational influence. Understanding Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal Power and addressing these issues enables those not fully leveraging their personal power to do so to the benefit of their personal and professional circumstances.
Dependent upon an organization’s chosen culture, certain political players will dominate over others. These are those possessing the personal power and willingness and skill to effectively use it.
Culture-based Business Politician Dominance (Coming Soon…)
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