Do influence and power coexist? Can you exercise influence only if you have power? Provide adequate reasons and examples to support your view.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 20, 2018, 7:18 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/business/organizational-behaviour/the-relationship-between-influence-and-power-268993
1) Do influence and power coexist?
I'd say, not necessarily. Let's take a closer look at the definition for each term:
According to Oxford (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/influence?view=uk), influence has a number of related definitions: 1. The power or ability to affect someone's beliefs or actions. 2. A person or thing with such ability or power.
3. The power arising out of status, contacts, or wealth. 4 The power to produce a physical change.
Power is broadly defined as "the capacity to bring about change." It takes many forms, comes from many places, and is measured in many ways. (http://www.beyondintractability.org/user_guides/third_side/equalizers_what-is-power.jsp). ...
There is a fine line between influence and power. The article below will explain how the two concepts are related or not related, and why or why not.