Power and Influence

Bacon, Terry R.
January 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jan2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p10
The article discusses the use of power and influence. The author argues that people in positions of power, no matter how smart they may be, can often not resist the call of greed or the abuse of their positions and lists former Merrill Lynch chief executive officer (CEO), John Thai and former Boeing CEO, Harry Stonecipher as examples. David C. McClelland and David H. Burnham conclude that top managers must possess a high need for power but it must be disciplined and controlled.


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