a. Power – one of the most difficult concepts to define and measure, “power is the potential capacity to influence events, cause change, intiate action, and control outcomes.”
- b. Influence – power is the potential ability to influence action and the capacity to produce or prevent change. Influence is the use of power, but it is more subtle than power.
- c. Authority – is based on one’s position within an organization that assigns power to the person assuming the role. Authority may be delegated for certain tasks.
- d. Empowerment – it is associated with attempts to increase power and influence of oppressed groups.