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Running head: POWER AND LEADERSHIP Power and leadership Name of student Name of course Affiliated institution Instructor’s name Date 1 2 POWER AND LEADERSHIP The four positions of power Power can take deferent forms namely, legitimate, expert, connection and referent power. Legitimate power is where the person in leadership is given the legal ability to control those below them. The people in the lower position cooperate and follow this legitimate leader not because they have a choice but because natural rules dictate so. a legitimate power is given and hence can also be taken away under certain situations. However, it is important to note that legitimate power is only effective when the leader exercises their legitimate power without any personal interest. Expert power is where the leader has superior knowledge of what an organization specializes in than any other person there. This knowledge is attained through education, skills, and experience. Having an expert power gives the leader the ability to guide those below them with assurance and efficiency. Connection power is the situation that provides the leader with influence through gaining the favor and acquaintance of a ...
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