There are different bases of power described in the book Formal Power is based

There are different bases of power described in the

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as a leader in the company. There are different bases of power described in the book. Formal Power is based on what that person does within the organization and how they reward their associates. Coercive power is based on negative results only from not following the rules. Reward power is more known as how money is that motivator to get more out of the worker. Anyone who has ever held a job that money motivates them then this is your power. Legitimate Power is broader and includes authority acceptance and depends on the persons structural position within the organization. Personal Power is not a leadership role. It is something that an individual will use to get the job done with others in their company. Expert Power has skill and knowledge of what jobs
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they are completing and generally the knowledge or direction given is followed. A prime example would be a doctor. Most people who go to the doctor tend to follow what direction is given to them. Referent power develops when a person basically wants to be like their peer within the organization. Almost better known as a follower. Within the organization each of us more than likely can relate to at-least one of these powers if not more than one. Knowing the different powers that each of us carry can make a different in the leadership that we deliver to associates. Or for that matter what kind of co worker you would want to be.
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