Leading depends on how you use your power. Learn about the three kinds of power in an organization—positional power, relational power, and personal power.
- [Instructor] So let's talk about power.…Power by itself isn't a bad thing,…it's a fact of life and it's a tool of leadership.…What's important is to understand the dynamics…of power, to make sure you're being transparent about power…and committing to using your powers for good.…Leading depends on how you use your power.…There are basically three kinds of power…in an organization, positional power, relational power,…and personal power.…Positional power comes from your role…in the hierarchy of an organization.…
You have people reporting to you…and you have at least one person to whom you report.…That's the hierarchy of positional power.…If someone is lower down on the food chain then you…then you have positional power over them.…If you are the one who's lower down on the food chain,…they're in charge.…If you lead by positional power…then your default argument is simple,…because I said so.…Your like the parent or the drill sergeant,…you get to give orders.…You can understand your organizations traditional hierarchy…
- Recall the benefits of using personal power to lead in a flat organization.
- Name the main tactic of the opponents of change.
- Determine when a top-down approach to leading change is appropriate.
- List the two elements present in a team that is proficient at change.
- Identify the most important capability when considering a candidate for a position on an innovative team.
- Define “responsible change.”
- Recognize the appropriate time to encourage 10x thinking.