Posted by: seattlelogogogue | January 16, 2009

The Power Position: An ethical approach to managing conflict

In any relationship where there is conflict there are two roles that generally emerge: the Power Position and the Position of Vulnerability.

The person in the Power Position may hold valuable resources and have the ability to make decisions that affect others. The person in the Position of Vulnerability is usually a subordinate, or someone who does not have the same level of influence. In essence, one is at the mercy of the other.

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