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Power and Authority

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What is the difference between power and authority? is it possible for a person to have formal authority but no real power? Discuss

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Power is the ability to actually act on something that is given to a person to do within an organization. However, authority is someone who is an expert in their chosen field. A ...

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This solution provided an explanation of the difference between power and authority, and if it is possible for a person to have formal authority but no real power.

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