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Management Cast

Leadership

In pursuit of power, with IMD professor Jennifer Jordan

16 September 2022 • by Jennifer Jordan in Management Cast

In Episode 13 of ManagementCast, IMD Professor Jennifer Jordan discusses the "unspoken currency" that is power...

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Some say power is what drives boardrooms. Or that it’s what makes decisions, and shapes organizations.

But what is power really? Is it control over social or physical resources? Or is it simply the ability to do what you want when you want?

IMD professor, Jennifer Jordan, says it is all those things and more. In Episode 13 of ManagementCast, she calls it the “unspoken currency” in any group or organization. It’s what makes things happen.

As a social psychologist and a digital transformation expert, Jordan should know. Her work has appeared in numerous scientific journals and in 2019 she was named by Poets&Quants as one of the world’s leading business school professors under 40. Jordan’s research focuses on ethics and influence, and she has delivered custom programs and consultancy services for a wide range of companies, including Barilla, KONE, and Shell.

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