POWER AND POLITICS
What is power?
How do managers acquire the power needed for leadership?
What is empowerment, and how can managers empower others?
What are organizational politics?
How do organizational politics affect managers and management?
Can the firm use politics strategically?
“Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely”
--- Lord Acton
A capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B so that B acts in accordance with A’s wishes.
B’s relationship to A when A possesses something that B requires.