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Power Sources

Posted by iBlog on July 5, 2007

Sources of Power

Organizational Power

Role
Status, position, authority
Ability to make decisions
Power to reward or punish
Ability to give or withold recognition

Resources
Control of important resources

Infomation
Acess to, control of
Possession of information
Others need to do their jobs
Privileged Information

Network
Access to information
Committee
Political Contacts
Ability to get things done
Connections

Reputation
Awareness of knowledge
Expertise
Talents
Personal Attributes
Fame
Respect

Personal Power

Knowledge
Expertise in a subject
Procedural knowledge
Ability to apply knowledge

Expressiveness
Presentation
Public Speaking
Communicating Effectively
Ability To Persuade
Ability To Facilitate

Attraction
Sense of affinity with similarity to an individual
Friendliness, openess
Interest in others
Ability to listen
Empathize
Charisma

Character
Honesty
Trustworhiness
Loyalty
Respect for others
Personal ideals, values

History with the Influence
Comfort level
Willingness to work together
Degree to which others know

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