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Unformatted text preview: influenced by them. People get into problems when they focus on only one base of power. Each base power is a double edged sword in that they have benefits and weaknesses so good leaders have several of these. Power as Dependency The key source of dependency is uncertainty. Firms hate uncertainty. The firm is most dependent on people who absorb the most uncertainty. They make more money, have promotions have bigger budgets because the co. is dependent on them. Firms pay people by the amount of uncertainty they absorb. Differences in power-dependency: professions and professionalization Why do some professions have more prestige, make more money than others? Everyone wants to be a professional because it puts up more barriers to entry, makes them more scarce Organizational Politics Why do we see political behavior in business? Look at the reasons list...
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- Fall '07