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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Power & Politics Instructors Brief Overview (mini-lecture) of Points to Remember Power is about DEPENDENCY. If others are dependent upon youyou have a source of power. To this extent, you can create power at work by becoming more knowledgeable than others, volunteering for assignments that give you information and skills others lack, by being dependable. Power can be good (usually is)or it can be abused. Fundamental rule In the long-run, if you abuse power you will lose power. A good way to gain poweris to empower othersnot try to centralize all power under your control. If you hold all the power in a unit your employees have nothing to loseand you have little ultimate power over them. In countrieswe see all powerful dictators frequently overthrown (eventually); in business organizations, we see all powerful bosses eventually thrown out by shareholders responding to employee unrest and to the general poor performance that is associated with...
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