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Conversations about Power: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Usage

Faculty - Jeffrey Robinson

Power occupies a critical part of any manager’s experience and the ways in which we use and give up power invade our personal and professional lives, knowingly or unknowingly. The use of power intensifies as one explores questions of trust, position in the organization, and access to resources. In this session, we will examine the issue of power: how to achieve it, use it, and cultivate it. Each executive comes to the topic of power with different assumptions and skills sets. In small groups, we will look at types of power, ways of using them, and how to prepare for the responsibility and opportunity they engender.