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Power Motivation

  • By: David G. Winter
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Power motivation is the operationally defined psychological term for what is often called the desire for power, the will to power (Nietzsche) or even the aggressive drive (Freud). People with high levels of power motivation want to have impact on other ...

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