Business Politics Players – The Personal Power That Trumps All Others

StrategyDriven Business Politics Players Article | The Personal Power That Trumps All OthersEach of the six personal powers commands a level of influence relative to the value it creates. (See StrategyDriven Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power) Yet one of these powers trumps all others regardless of the situation. Consequently, extreme care and deliberation must be exercised when dealing with those possessing this power.


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Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power

StrategyDriven Business Politics Players Article | Influential Strength of Each Personal Power | Business PoliticsSome personal power is organizationally bestowed. Others are self-earned. Each is effective when wielded in the proper place and time. Yet the absolute degree of influence each power differs greatly, dependent on the value offered which is further influenced by the circumstances surrounding the power’s use.


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Business Politics Players – Six Types of Personal Power

StrategyDriven Business Politics Players Article | Business Politics Players - Six Types of Personal PowerPersonal powers are the mechanisms by which one influences the actions of others. These powers are bestowed by the institution (formal powers) and self-acquired (informal powers).

Each personal power differs in its degree of impact. While there is a generally accepted power strength order, an organization’s characteristics and culture will further determine which powers are more dominant. (See StrategyDriven article Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape)


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Business Politics Players – Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal Power

StrategyDriven Business Politics Players Article | Business Politics Players - Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal PowerEveryone possesses personal power to some degree but many chose not to use it. Commonly shrouded as a righteous choice to not play politics or a self protecting underestimation of one’s power, the primary reason for not exercising personal power is fear.


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