Two forms of power play a part in management; to make changes for the good but also having the capability to halt or impede those changes that are not for the good. Power can be fascinating however it is amazingly multifaceted. Power can make people accomplish amazing things because it can motivate and encourage ones self to aspire to greater achievements (Mercier & Priest, 2003).
Power or the influence of, entails the exercise of leadership. In order to make things happen from others, the exercise of leadership is required. This draws in having responsibility for the organization (Krakoff, 2006). On a day to day basis, there is a difficulty level on the CEOâ€™s part, to ascertain problems that could occur. The only way one can prepare themselves for any problematic issues is to study, review and implement the sources of power and be aware of the influential tactics they can cause, to be able to achieve a successful outcome.
I would like to thank you for retaining me as your management consultant. With the recent reports of corporate scandals, I look forward to showing you ways of how to be effective in utilizing the various sources of power that are at your disposal to avoid these same categories of problems within your company.
To begin, we need to delve into leadership and management. Complexity deals with management while growth and change deal with leadership. To maintain predictability, ensure coordination, accountability and follow through, the managerâ€™s use control mechanisms to oversee their day to day activities (Leadership).
The very essence of implementing power is to maintain a sense of consistency. Even though numerous types of power are available, the most commonly used, by top executives, are French and Ravenâ€™s five courses of power. They are as follows: Coercive, Reward, Legitimate, Referent and Expert (Nahavandi, 2009). Let me give you a brief synopsis of each one.