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Power_bases - Effective Use of Power As a Leader...

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Effective Use of Power As a Leader Introduction: There are various bases of power. The right one to use depends on the situation. How effective you are as a leader depends in part, on your ability to choose and use the power base appropriate to the situation. Using power can sometimes be thought of as negative. Using power is not negative; in fact it is a necessary element of leadership. Leadership can be defined as the process of attempting to influence the behavior of others. The use of power is the means by which the leader actually gains the cooperation of the follower(s). Below are seven categories of power bases. Base Description – basis for Expert Based on leader’s possession of expertise, skill, and knowledge, which, through respect, influence others. Information Based on leader’s possession of or access to information that is perceived as valuable by others. Referent Based on leader’s personal traits. A leader high in referent power is generally liked and admired by others because of personality. Legitimate
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENTR 201 taught by Professor Brann during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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