Keep in mind that different types of position power receive different responses in followers

Keep in mind that different types of position power receive different responses in followers

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Keep in mind that different types of position power receive different responses in followers.  Legitimate power and reward power are most likely to generate compliance, where workers obey  orders even though they may personally disagree with them. Coercive power most often generates  resistance, which may lead workers to deliberately avoid carrying out instructions or to disobey  orders. Unlike external sources of position power, personal power most often comes from internal sources,  such as a person's special knowledge or personality characteristics. Personal power is the tool of a  leader. Subordinates follow a leader because of respect, admiration, or caring they feel for this  individual and his or her ideas. The following two types of personal power exist: Expert power  results from a leader's special knowledge or skills regarding the tasks  performed by followers. When a leader is a true expert, subordinates tend to go along 
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