Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Perception Of Authority

I used to travel in former Eastern Europe and remember how well they responded to authority in places like Romania and Russia. I came to the conclusion that you have authority to the degree by which you act with authority. I recently read about a man who lost a promotion to a less qualified candidate with the argument "You don't walk like a manager". Authority partly comes from position power but largely from perception power. Act the part and fake it till you make it.

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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