Managing with POWER

McManus, John
December 2006
Management Services;Winter2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p29
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance for managers of knowing how power may be used and the importance of having an armory of strategies and tactics that translate power and influence into practical results. One of the strategies for resolving difference of opinions is power sharing. It can take a variety of forms such as granting minority groups autonomy over some or all aspects of their own affairs. To avoid losing power, managers should be sensitive to changes in the political, economic and social environment. They should understand how a particular management style or set of actions jeopardize their position and power base.


Related Articles

  • Creating Interpersonal Power. Hicks, Robert; McCracken, John // Physician Executive;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p82 

    The article discusses various aspects of interpersonal power as a source of influence for clinical managers. The author highlights the foundation of interpersonal power which includes a coaching mindset. The characteristics of a coaching mindset are also highlighted including being a...

  • DO IT RIGHT DYNAMIC DELEGATION.  // Management Today;Sep2009, p18 

    The article offers some considerations concerning proper delegation in business. It says that delegation should be done for the right reasons and the right people, considering every task to perform. It gives importance to providing the delegates with appropriate tools to accomplish the task, to...

  • Delegating for Results. Messmer, Max // Strategic Finance;Mar2000, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p8 

    The article presents suggestions on how to effectively delegate responsibilities to a team of employees. The author explains that through this practice, the manager not only makes time to complete important projects but also empowers those who are given added responsibilities. The article...

  • Letting Go. Fried, Jason // Inc.;Jun2013, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p128 

    The author advises entrepreneurs to consider the benefits of delegating assignments to employees. He shares his experience of delegating the day-to-day control of his company's most popular product to an employee, who eventually proved his ability to manage the product. He discusses how letting...

  • Exercising Personal Power.  // Exercising Personal Power;1/1/1997, p1 

    Video Length: 15 minutes. Within organizations people at all levels are needing to rely more on personal persuasion to get things done rather than on authority and formal power. Learn five influencing and persuading skills and the different situations in which to apply them.

  • Influence Diagrams and Organizational Power. Roos Jr., Leslie L.; Hall, Roger I. // Administrative Science Quarterly;Mar1980, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p57 

    This paper examines the use of influence diagrams to help understand political processes within organizations. This technique is illustrated through a case study of a new extended care facility connected to a hospital. Advantages of influence diagrams are highlighted by comparing the level of...

  • Superior-Subordinate Conflict Management in a Mediated Setting. Felts, Oresta; Jorgensen, Peter // Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1 

    This empirical study sought to explore the relationships between conflict management style, organizational status, and use of communication technologies in organizational life. The sample consisted of 250 employees from three different organizations. Results indicated that superiors and...

  • Ten Ways To Be A Better Boss. Pollock, Ted // Automotive Design & Production;May2004, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p10 

    Offers tips on personnel management efficiency. Familiarity with human motives and attitudes of subordinates; Consistency in attitude towards subordinates; Delegation of responsibility to subordinates.

  • Dear leader, share the burden. Kumuyi, William F. // New African;Apr2008, Issue 472, p30 

    The article offers suggestions for organization leaders on how to share the burden of leadership to subordinates through delegation of authority. It discusses several ways by which leaders may employ delegation and these include studying the nature of the job, telling the delegate about the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics