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Organization Differences: Leadership, Position, and Power

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Provide a one-page explanation of the differences among leadership, position, and power. Describe a person in a position of authority over you who used power rather than leadership to influence you. Share your thoughts about the experience and about the relationship between leadership and power. Explain what you learned from the experience.

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LEADERSHIP, particularly leadership in business, is a vital quality in an entrepreneur. The internal values and beliefs of the executives and managers inform the direction in which they take a business and the decisions that they make.

Leadership can be defined as "The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to (lead)."
or "The act of inspiring subordinates to perform and engage in achieving a goal. A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations." (Businessdictionary.com, 2017)

However, without a goal in mind, even the best leaders can fail. Leaders must make an effort to take the company to a certain destination. That destination could be to take in 10% more revenue every year, or, simply to break even. A leader will make it easy for his employees to follow him. The leader must also provide what is needed to achieve that goal, either through a line in the budget, or by dedicating certain revenues toward the goal. It involves access to information that can help the employees accomplish a project, including the best possible methodology and enough personnel to make it successful. These insights can also be improved upon with studies and mentoring, and even consistent self-reflection.

Another thing that leadership has in common with position and power is that its effectiveness is most valuable when one has a legitimate place in the organization. Of course, when there are willing workers involved, it would be easy ...

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This is a comparison of the attributes of power, position, and leadership in a business organization.

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