21st Century Leadership and beyond

Assignment 1: Discussion—Position and Sources of Power

Power is a leader’s influence over their followers. While power has the potential to control others, it is the perception of power rather than the actual use of it that can influence, manage, and move people and organizations to a higher level of efficiency.

Do the following to complete this assignment:

  • Discuss the differences between legitimate, reward, coercive, and referent power. Give an example of each or the appropriate uses of these expert powers. Include responses to the following:
    • Explain how they are similar and how they are different.
    • Describe your experience with these types of power.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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