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Power differs from influence in that it is

Power differs from influence in that it is

  • A. persuasive while influence is directive
  • B. coercive while influence is harmful
  • C. coercive while influence is persuasive
  • D. arrogant while influence is corruptive
Correct Answer: Option C

Power differs from influence in that it is coercive while influence is persuasive. Influence can be defined as the ability to create an impact on the beliefs and actions of an individual. Influence evokes respect. Unlike Power, influence contains such a magic that those under the influence keep working in the desired manner even in the absence of the influential person. Influence is a desirable trait in any leader.
G. A. I. Ofoegbu (1999) defined power as the ability of a person or a group of persons to enforce his or their decisions on other people by use of sanctions, punishment or penalties against disobedience. On the other hand, through persuasion and conviction an individual could be made to accept and to obey the views of other persons.

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power is d capacity to affect anoda behaviour by the threat on sanction while influence is d act of bin unda a more authourity person
  • alade: power is the capacity to affect another behaviour by the treat of sanction in other to force and enforce
    Like 1    Dislike 0   1 year ago
  • Chiemmy: Yea power is corcieve coz with it u can move people to conform to ur own desire while influence is persuasive coz u can persuade people to be influenced by ur behavior bt can't force them coz its their wish.and lots more
    Like 2    Dislike 0   1 year ago
  • Oreofe: Power is ability to affect ones behaviour by the threat or sanction. The sanction maybe negative or postive.
    Like 1    Dislike 0   1 year ago
  • Bryan: correct!
    power is forceful 'de facto'
    Influence is persuasive.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
6 years ago
Power is simply the ability to control the actions of others through the possession of means of sanctions, the use of force and threat to use force...influence is just persuasive
5 years ago
I really need to study my government harder this days
Sam Otobong
4 years ago
yea your all right
5 years ago
oduware eric
6 years ago
5 years ago
s the practice of forcing

another party to act in an involuntary manner while influence good at persuading someone to do or believe

something through reasoning
Ajuma mercy
5 years ago
power uses force
7 years ago
4 years ago
d correct answer is C
6 years ago
power is the ability to control human behaviour through thr theat of sanction
Abiola Moshood
6 years ago
Its C ofcus. Power do command and it a do or die obedient to
Eminent Great
6 years ago
It is definitely (C).
2 years ago
Yes I agree
6 years ago
power is simply d use of force and sometimes coupled with authority to achieve ones desire. while exercising power d consent and interest of the other paerty is nt taken to consideration. while influence can be said to be d use of spacial attributes of a person to affect anothers. such atributes like wealth, intellect, fame, and every other distinctive attribute that sets a person apart from another.

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