International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Leadership Styles: The Power to Influence Others
Marcus Goncalves

Abstract
This paper is an attempt to briefly explain the various techniques of gaining power in an organization, and how one would use these powers (or not) when managing organizational behavior. Oftentimes, the leadership of a corporation is in jeopardy when little attention is given to how power is deployed. Moreover, this paper discusses how the leadership process itself can become a monologue when divorced from the mission of the organization, its people and the culture it permeates. It suggests that the unsuccessful corporate leader will remain ineffective, despite advanced degrees, as long as the art and the science of influencing people continue to be taught and studied in a historic vacuum.

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