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Unformatted text preview: recognize the five different types of power and respond accordingly. For example if my boss tells me that I will receive a bonus for selling five cookies then I will immediately know he is using reward power and respond back with referent power which will in turn earn his respect. They way I see it is if you use referent power to be positive, likeable, and trustworthy. Then your manager will see you as a much better person and in turn you will receive more respect. I would also like to mention that my least favorite type of power which are Coercive power because in my opinion it is just downright dirty. Thus, is why it is hardly ever used in the workplace....
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- Spring '11