Monday, April 6, 2009

The Five Organizational Powers

In an organization there are different types of power bases; first is the power to reward, then the power to coerce - to punish. (We often call them "the carrot and the stick") Thirdly is the power of position or legitimate power, next is expert power based on specialized knowledge and finally reference power, the power of influence and respect. As you reach through the ranks there is a natural progression of these power bases in an organization.

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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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