Category Archives for Leadership

Referent Power in the Workplace

Power in the workplace can exist in many different forms. It can exist even without a formal organizational hierarchy in place, and it can exist outside of any formal hierarchy that does exist. One particular type of power is called Referent Power. It is one of The 5 Types of Power identified by psychologists John R. […]

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The 5 Types of Power

When we look at a leader within an organization we may think their power comes from their direct responsibility over others. Whilst this is obviously true, it is also a very superficial way to understand power. In a study conducted by two social psychologists, John R. P. French and Bertram Raven in 1959, they identified […]

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Motivation In Management

Why do we do what we do? Why do some of us work harder than others? What is it that causes one person to behave differently to another even though they both have the same job? Motivation in management is what pushes us to try and achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Motivation pushes […]

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Political Awareness Skills

Political Awareness falls under the category of emotional intelligence (EI). As a leader, the higher up the ranks of an organization you progress, the bigger the range of stakeholders you will need to work with. Each of these stakeholders may have different goals, priorities, agendas, and personal style to your own. They may even have […]

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