Coercive Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples


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What is coercive power in leadership and management?

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1. What is an advantage of coercive power?

2. Which of the following is not an example of coercive power in the workplace?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of leadership's use of coercive power and how it's generally regarded as harmful. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what coercive power is and identifying examples of it in the workplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The essential meaning of coercive power in leadership and management
  • One advantage of coercive power
  • Examples of coercive power in the workplace
  • The disadvantages of coercive power
  • The relationship between coercive power and innovation and creativity in the workplace

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as coercive power
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on coercive power in leadership
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the advantages and disadvantages of coercive power and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about obstacles posed by coercive power in the workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of coercive power in the workplace and its primary detriments, review the corresponding lesson on Coercive Power in Leadership. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define coercive power
  • Review the disadvantages of applying coercive power in the workplace
  • Explore some examples of using coercive power in the workplace