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a ability to impact other people based upon the acceptance by these other people that the individual impacting them occupies an official position in the establishment or group which gives them the right to make important decisions and to command the others to comply. Essentially, the power is correlated with the position itself and isn't reliant on the individual in the ascertained position.

POSITION POWER: "Who would like to start off our discussion regarding position power."

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