"Power is a person's capacity to exert influence over the actions of others." Leadership is the capacity to persuade others to follow your directions freely and to oversee the completion of a project without using force. It is also the ability to create an environment that encourages people to work together toward a common goal. Finally, leadership involves making decisions and taking action on them.
"Leadership is about getting people to do what you want them to do. Power is about keeping them there long enough to get it done." - Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker was an American academic who developed the concept of "leadership development". He believed that leaders should be developed, not born with certain traits or appointed by others as "role models". Rather, everyone has the potential to develop themselves into leaders if given the chance.
Drucker also believed that leaders should focus on creating an environment that enables people to do their best work. This includes providing support for staff members' personal and professional lives as well as maintaining a culture that values quality over quantity.
He also thought leaders should engage with their followers directly rather than through intermediaries such as managers or officials. This form of communication allows them to identify what needs to be accomplished and how this can be done effectively without being distracted by other issues arising outside of their control.
Remember that power is the ability to do anything in the exact way you desire by whatever means required. Leadership is the act of creating a vision for others to follow. When a person has the authority to issue an order or directive, he or she does so. When someone is in a position to give orders, they can be given either explicitly or implicitly. Either way, it is called authority.
In other words, authority gives someone else the right to make decisions about your life while leadership shows others how to use this authority in order to achieve certain goals.
The two are related because people tend to follow those who have authority over them. If you want others to do something, first give them the authority to decide what should be done. Then, help them understand why it is important for them to take action.
For example, if you want students to do their homework, don't just tell them to do it. First, give them the authority to decide what counts as homework. Next, explain to them why it is important for them to do their work now instead of later. Finally, show them how to go about doing their assignments correctly.
This leads us to the conclusion that authority and leadership are linked concepts. Someone who has authority can lead others; while someone who leads cannot always get others to obey them.
Summary of the Lesson Remember that power is the ability to do anything in the exact way you desire by whatever means required. Authority can be granted by someone with greater power or influence than yourself. Examples might include your supervisor at work or your parent when you're young.
It's important to understand that these terms are not mutually exclusive. A person can have power over others but not lead them; likewise, someone can lead others but not have authority over them. In fact, this is common when someone who is younger or less experienced than another person's leads him or her toward something they should do.
For example, a manager may have power over his or her employees by being able to hire and fire them. But if the manager lacks authority, they cannot command respect from their staff by making decisions for them. Instead, they would be more likely to get fired themselves!
As another example, a parent may have power over their children by being able to make them do what they want, but not lead them since there is no vision for them to follow. The parent would most likely receive no credit from their kids for any efforts they made to guide them toward good choices while they were young.
"Leadership strength is defined as a leader's influence on their followers." Power is defined as one's ability to exert influence on another. It refers to the capacity to complete a task with the assistance of others. The right to wield power is referred to as authority. Because of their position in the workplace, supervisors have authority. That means they can make decisions about what tasks need to be done by whom. They can also withhold this authority by being willing to work with others instead of just reporting to them.
Power and authority are two different things. A leader can have more power than other people, but not all leaders are treated as highly as others within the group. This is because some people feel that they deserve a higher status than others.
In business, power is divided into three categories: power over, power with, and power behind. Power over others gives you control over them. For example, if you are a manager, you have power over your employees. You can hire and fire them, and their performance can affect whether they are kept on at their job. This is called direct power over others. Indirect power over others is when you influence someone's actions without actually controlling them. For example, if you ask your employee to do something that will help them get ahead in the company, this is indirect power over them.
People grant others power over them for various reasons.