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Types of Power

Types of Power Five types of power that leaders use to achieve objectives as follows: 1. Expert Power – Expert power influences subordinates based on the belief that the leader has the expertise that is of real benefit. This type of power comes from education, experience, and training. Typically, subordinates follow leaders who they feel have expertise in a particular subject matter. 2. Referent Power – This type of power is referred to as having charisma and personality that would make subordinates want to follow. Referent power draws respect and attracts followers to the leader. In some cases, referent power may stem from the leader’s association with another powerful figure. 3. Legitimate Power – This power starts from the day the principal's tenure begins. It is a mutually accepted understanding that subordinates must follow the directives of the leader because the leader has legitimate power over the teachers.  4. Reward Power – Reward power becomes unique

Situational Leadership

Knowledge of Situational Leadership is extremely important for all leaders. It focuses on the behavior of the leader in different situations.  Leadership styles refer to the behavior of an individual who attempts to influence others. The four leadership styles include directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating. (S1) Directing is a style that has high directive but low supportive behavior. Leaders operating in this quadrant give instructions on how goals are to be achieved and supervise them carefully. (S2) Coaching is a style that has a high directive and supportive style. A leader involved in this leadership style is involved with subordinates by giving them encouragement and soliciting input. (S3) Supporting is a style that requires that the leader be high with support and low with directive behaviors when working with subordinates. Leaders allow subordinates to control of decisions but remain available to facilitate problem-solving. (S4) Delegating is a style that ha