Leadership and Power

Leadership and Power
In organizations, there are two major kinds of power position power and personal power
Position power is the power a person derives from a particular rank in a formal organizational system. It is the influence capacity a leader derives from having higher status than the followers have. Position power includes legitimate, reward, and coercive power. 
Personal power is the influence capacity a leader derives from being seen by followers as likable and knowledgeable. When leaders act in ways that are important to followers, it gives leaders power. Personal power includes referent and expert power.

Source: Leadership: theory and practice/ Peter G. Northouse – 6th edition 2013




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