Explore BrainMass

Comparing Power and Politics

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

What are the differences and similarities between power and politics? Are power and politics always associated with each other or are they mutually exclusive? What are ethical issues associated with use and abuse of organizational power and politics?

Please provide your own input not just a list of references. Thank you

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 9:10 pm ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Power, as I have directly experienced it, is the ability to influence both people and outcomes often in an organization. Power may be gained or conferred by the position itself and the authority the position holds the influence of your perceived expertise on others, and the beliefs and actions of the powerful people whom you know and who support you. Power, used well (for causes ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the differences between power and politics.

Similar Posting

Comparing Leadership Models

Recent theoretical developments in leadership paradigms seem more inclined to frame leadership concepts within the context of moral philosophy, interpersonal growth and spiritual values, topics discussed in business leadership models. Some examples include transformational leadership (Burns, 1978; Bass, 1990), Servant-Leadership (Greenleaf, 1977), Relational Leadership (Brower, Schoorman, & Hwee, 2000) and Spiritual Leadership (Vail, 1998).

Select one that resonates best with your own leadership style. Answer the following questions regarding the model selected:

? Select two and compare and contrast these two models, with particular emphasis on the implications of these models for the leader follower-relationship and the organizational culture.
? To what degree do these models represent a theory that is grounded in experience or fact, or just a "fad"? Defend your arguments with academic sources.

View Full Posting Details