Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence


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Dimitri wants to present his sales proposal to the vice president of a company he hopes to do business with. Dimitri knows it will be difficult to get an appointment because the vice president's executive assistant is very particular about who gets a meeting. The executive assistant is exhibiting _____.

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1. Omar is unhappy with his job and is contemplating resigning from the company. He asks his coworker what she thinks he should do, and she suggests that being optimistic and self-confident would help him feel positive about his job. Omar decides to remain with the company and work on improving his attitude. His decision is a result of his coworker's _____.

2. As manager, you have the _____ to revise your employees' work schedules based on the needs of the department.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of four major management types will be assessed through the practice questions on this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll receive your scores as soon as you finish the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of the definitions of, differences and interaction between the following:

  • Power
  • Authority
  • Influence
  • Leadership

Skills Practiced

This assessment helps you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about power in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as influence and authority
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of management

Additional Learning

For more information, review the lesson titled Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence. This lesson covers:

  • Defining these four different management types
  • Comparing and contrasting the types
  • Examining historical leaders and everyday figures who demonstrate each management type