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Power Types in Leadership: Formal and Personal

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What's the best explanation of power?

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1. What's the best explanation of where a person's formal power comes from?

2. What is the basis of personal power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Leadership and the use of power is an important concept in the business world. This assessment will address the differences between formal and personal power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to review:

  • Definition of power
  • Basis of someone's formal power
  • What personal power involves
  • A type of authority derived from personal power
  • Characteristics of formal power

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what personal power involves and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - link your understanding of authority and personal power
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as formal and personal power

Additional Learning

If you need to go through the lesson, it is called Power Types in Leadership: Formal and Personal. It will enable you to:

  • Describe formal power
  • Explain someone's own intrinsic power
  • Appreciate how having multiple bases of power could be advantageous
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