Power–having it, lacking it, wanting it, losing it–has profound effects on the work place.

Anything from a quarterly loss to a major disaster may be traced back to the psychological effects of power, and how it can strongly affect cognition, perception, and behavior in systematic ways. Professor Elizabeth Morrison explains some of these effects and encourages both bosses and employees to examine their own roles and relationships with the awareness that power is a potent force.

Professor Morrison is teaching a course on Leadership Training for High Potentials from 10/26-27th at NYU Stern. Register today.

Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison is a Professor in the Management and Organizations Department, the ITT Harold Geneen Professor in Creative Management, and the Vice Dean of Faculty at the Stern School. Professor Morrison's research focuses on different ways in which employees behave proactively at work, the conditions that motivate and enable such behavior, and how various types of proactive behavior both facilitate career success and improve ... View Profile