oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Developing personal power - a requisite for effective leadership in organisations
|Article Title||Developing personal power - a requisite for effective leadership in organisations|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.A.|
|Publication Date||Mar 2000|
|Pages||219 - 238|
|Keyword(s)||Authority, Capacity to influence, Coercion, Hierarchy, Interventions, Legitimate designation and Organizational sanctioned|
The word power, like the word money, or the word sex, evokes different respondes from different people. Most likely, however, the word power is perceived as something sinister: ""bad"", ""not good"", ""negative"" - something with which one should not become involved, something to be avoided. When we hear from a significant American politician that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac - greater than sex - it is not wonder the concept is perceived with such awe, and fear. Yet power is very desirable and must be attained to some significant degree if we are to be successful in life. Power is essential for an individual to acquire if he or she is to be successful in leading an organization.
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