Human Relations Power
Human Relations What is Power? Power is measured by the degree to which others are prepared to be influenced by us because of factors other than our leadership skills.
Human Relations Why do we study Power? “Professional excellence requires the knack of knowing how to make power dynamics work for us, instead of against us.” - John Kotter
Human Relations Positive Power Provides us with abilities to: • Influence • Lead • Control • Exert Authority • Give Direction
Human Relations Sources of Power • Reward Power: stems from the authority to bestow rewards on other people. • Coercive Power: the authority to punish or recommend punishment. • Legitimate Power: power coming from a formal management position. • Expert Power: leader’s special knowledge or skill regarding the tasks performed by followers. • Referent Power: personality characteristics that command subordinates’ identification, respect, and admiration so they wish to emulate the leader. • Derivative Power: close association with a powerful person. • Passive Power: acting or appearing helpless.
Can sources of power be combined? • Reward and Coercive Power • Expert and Organizational Power • Referent and Legitimate Power • Legitimate, Reward, and Coercive Power The more sources of power you can utilize, the more powerful you are.
Human Relations WHAT IS YOUR POWER PERSONALITY? • Power shy • Power positive • Power compulsive
Human Relations WHAT IS YOUR POWER PERSONALITY? • Take the test on pages 325 - 326
Human Relations HOW DO YOU DEVELOP POWER? • Power Positioning • Power Politics • Power symbols
Human Relations • EMPOWERMENT OF OTHERS. • PITFALLS TO AVOID.
Human Relations What is a limerick? There once was an old man of Esser,Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser,It at last grew so smallHe knew nothing at all,And now he's a college professor.
Human Relations • Application One – Linda Loophole, The Legal Eagle Page 343