February 09, 2011

Position power and Personal power

As Paul mentioned today the two different power of leaders: position power and personal power.

I do not agree that much a leader can get anything he wants using the position power. Because though you are holding the chairman or CEO positon, you can not meet every expectation you developed. Loss or low turnover happens. objective is there, you are on the way of achievement, but whether can reach or not depend on many aspects not only the effort you put in. like find a boyfriend, it is by chance...- -|||....however, if there are guiding policy or suggestions, the process will be much easier by avoiding mistakes happened before depend on the experience.

those leaders only use the position power, they do not care about development positive, inspirational and influencial relationships with those they lead. those employees are not happy or even feel not respected, how can they help you to achieve the target? maybe this time but not next time or continually.

on the other hand, personal power allows leaders to create a team of engaged and enthused followers by developing a deep, trusting and inspiring relationship. However, as Ayham asked during the class, some employees just 'enjoy' the freedom you give them, do not have any conscientiousness, this will cause a waste or failure of the business. kind understanding, respecting from leaders may not be returned by a postive working attitude of some emoloyees.

in my point of view, balancing of both power is essential to the leaders.

take advatage of personal power, a less stressful and more rewarding way to lead. however, a leader should use his position power to do some punishment or actions about those negative workers in order to not only win the esteem but also develop a motivating culture. because in some degree, a strict environment can enhance the efficiency.


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