Six Bases of Power

1. Referent Power: Based on followers' identification and liking for the leader. For example, a teacher who is adored by students has referent power.

2. Expert Power: Based on followers' perceptions of the leader's competence. For instance, a tour guide who is knowledgeable about a foreign country has expert power.

3. Legitimate Power: Associated with having status or formal job authority. An example is a judge who administers sentences in the courtroom exhibiting legitimate power.

4. Reward Power: Derived from having the capacity to provide rewards to others. For example, a supervisor who gives rewards to employees who work hard is using reward power.

5. Coercive Power: Derived from having the capacity to penalize or punish others. For instance, a coach who sits players on the bench for being late to practice is using coercive power.

6. Information Power: Derived from possessing knowledge that others want or need. An example is a boss who has information regarding new criteria to decide employee promotion eligibility, demonstrating information power.