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Five Bases of Power

September 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Leaders often rise or fall based on their ability to influence others towards effective action. A notable study conducted by social psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven divided power and influence into five separate and distinct forms – coercive, reward, legitimate, referent, and expert. Marketing Director Maisha Christian Hagan wants to help you advance within your personal and professional life by teaching you when and how to utilize the Five Bases of Power.

After this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Better understand why you’re influenced by others.
  • Better recognize your own natural sources of power and how you tend to influence others.
  • Build your leadership skills by using and developing your own sources of power, appropriately, and for the best effect.
  • Develop strategies to respond/manage others’ styles of influence.
Speaker Bio
Maisha Christian Hagan occupies the space where strategic and creative business solutions intersect. Having worked for engineers, architects, national construction managers, and local subcontractors for a total of 18 years, Maisha has a well-rounded understanding of commercial real estate and construction. This understanding has resulted in a keen ability to “speak the language” of owners, clients and technical staff in proposals, presentations, and marketing communications. Maisha also “speaks the language” of marketing and business professionals – which she shares as a presenter and public speaker at association conferences, meetings and events. As Marketing Director and member of Jokake’s executive leadership team Maisha is responsible for implementing and achieving the company’s strategic goals. This includes leading marketing activities including branding, business development support, content development, and internal and external campaigns.
Wednesday, September 20
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Glen Echo Country Club
$35 Member
$60 Nonmember
$30 CPSM
$20 Student Member
$25 Nonmember Student



September 20, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Glen Echo Country Club
3401 Lucas and Hunt Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121 United States
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