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Power: Overview

  • By: Linda L. Neider & Chester A. Schriesheim
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Power is a concept that philosophers, politicians, and scholars have discussed and tried to define for thousands of years. In the early seventh century BCE, Pittacus, a Greek statesman and military leader, noted that, “The measure of man is what ...

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