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Week 1 Discussion Notes: Give examples of five people you know (either famous people or someone you have met or work with) who exhibit the following types of power: Coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, and referent. Provide one example for each type. Did the people use their power effectively or ineffectively? What other, if any types of power did those people hold? Types of power: French and Raven Power Taxonomy: Reward: The target person complies in order to obtain rewards he or she believes are controlled by the agent Coercive Power: The target person complies in order to avoid punishments he or she believes are controlled by the agent. Legitimate Power: The target person complies because he or she believe the agent has the right to make the request and the target person has the obligation to comply Expert Power: The target person complies because he or she believes that the agent has special knowledge about the best way to do something Referent Power: The target person complies because he or she admires or identifies with the agent and wants to gain the agent’s approval. Post Notes: According to the two-factor conceptualization “power is derived in part from the opportunities inherent in a person’s position in the organization, and in part from attributes of the agent and agent target relationship”. Most individuals will exhibit two – five attributes in French and Raven’s power taxonomy. Below I will list five different
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course BUSI 3002 taught by Professor Marclyncheski during the Fall '11 term at Walden University.

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