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Which power techniques do you use to manage staff?

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dc.contributor.author Bellows, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-23T07:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-23T07:41:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-31
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3848
dc.description A Newspaper article by Scott Bellows, an Assistant Professor in the Chandaria School of Business at USIU-Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract Mammals crave power to dominate over others in their species. Fierce rivalries breakout between males in social groups amongst great apes, antelopes, lions or among females in elephant herds as salient examples. Power comes with real benefits to the leader including better food, access to mates, and psychological status. Humans also yearn for power. Sometimes people desire power because they feel that they best possess skills to help a population group, organisation, or community towards a better future. Other times humans seek power out of fear of others and want to protect themselves and their community. Unfortunately, on other occasions, people hanker for power for selfish gain. The loathed and selfish King Henry VIII of England infamously debated the pressing issue of his early 16th century era: is it better for a king to be loved or feared. Henry opted for the former before murderously shifting to the latter. He lived in the time of Niccolò Machiavelli whose then radical views on tough leadership emboldened princes and pirates alike. Power involves the ability to affect change or control other individuals and comes in five different forms. Henry and Machiavelli advocated for coercive power. Coercive leaders threaten their followers and cause fear in order to gain obedience. Coercion often can be seen in tyrannical CEOs and multi-decade dictators. en_US
dc.publisher Business Daily en_US
dc.subject Society en_US
dc.title Which power techniques do you use to manage staff? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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