Power and influence

  • Leadership and power
  • Sources of power
  • Types, use and limits of power
  • Exercising power

Power is a difficult topic to deal with in an area such as outdoor leadership. It is an expected part of politics, business management and bureaucracies but receives less attention in other areas. Power is typically defined as the capacity of one person to influence the behaviour or attitude of another. The link between power and leadership is one which good leaders understand, and know how and when to use.