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Comparing Power and Politics

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?

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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 ...

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This solution discusses the differences between power and politics.