position power

Definition

The assumed authority or influence a person holds over others by virtue of the title of his or her position. Power exercised in correlation with the perceived level of a position relative to others in the organization.

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He had position power by virtue of himself being the boss and he let us all know that and we all felt like he was pretty insecure.

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The position power exercised by the vice president of research and development was demonstrated when he dictated how the project would be completed.

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The trading analyst came to a different conclusion than the others based on his research, but the lead analyst exercised his position power and told the brokers to buy at a price that he thought was better.

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