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How to Responsibly Manage Power in Organizations
Episode 4510th November 2016 • Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner • Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner
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Power in organizations, and especially the abuse of power, can destroy employee engagement, productivity and turn your business culture toxic. It’s a serious issue, yet often taboo. 

Join host Hanna Hasl-Kelchner as she welcomes leadership expert Professor Mabel Miguel and exposes the underbelly of power in organizations and how it's a good thing when used responsibly.


  • Where power in organizations comes from.
  • How politics intersects with the use of power in organizations.
  • 3 ways to use power in organizations and when it’s appropriate to use each of them.
  • How perceptions about power in organizations differ around the world.
  • Why the responsible use of power promotes employee engagement.
  • Why understanding power is essential to building a healthy business culture.
  • And much MORE.


Dr. Mabel Miguel is professor of leadership and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is also the Director of its Global Education Initiative.

A citizen of the world, Dr. Miguel is uniquely qualified to lead the Global Education Initiative. Born in Argentina, she has lived in Venezuela, Barbados, France and Turkey and is fluent in several languages, including leadership.

Dr. Miguel leads global education programs and initiatives and has developed and taught leadership skills courses for organizations in the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe. She has also taught core leadership and management skills to MBA candidates across all of Kenan-Flagler’s various MBA programs.

Her corporate clients read like a who’s who, and include Altria, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Cisco, ExxonMobil, FedEx, and many more. She has also done consulting work with various U.S. government agencies and departments, including the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy.

All together, through her Executive Development work, Dr. Miguel has been actively bridging the gap between leadership theory and practice for more than 20 years.


Contact Dr Miguel at Kenan-Flagler.