oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Developing personal power - a requisite for effective leadership in organisations

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



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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