3.5. The Power Paradox
Power is an interesting and complex subject to study, especially in organizations, because it is full of contradictions. Here are two good examples: Have you ever known someone with positional power who was completely powerless? Have you ever known an administrative assistant (or equivalent) that was the "go to" person and had tremendous informal power? Most of us have experienced these two extremes. There are several interesting dynamics related to power that are worth discussing so you understand the power dynamics in your company as well as how to (or not to) wield your own influence.