Informal Leadership: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is the best way to describe informal leadership?

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1. Which one of the following is NOT a correct statement of formal leadership?

2. What type of power may an informal leader exert by applying peer pressure to conform to group norms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of informal leadership. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the best definition of informal power as well as knowing the characteristics of formal power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of informal power
  • The characteristics of formal power
  • How a leader exhibits coercive power
  • Types of power leaders use
  • An example of informal leadership

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a leader exhibits coercive power and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of power leaders use
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as formal and informal power

Additional Learning

You should explore the Informal Leadership: Definition & Explanation lesson as well. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what informal leadership is
  • Understand the difference between formal and informal power
  • Identify the benefits of having informal power
  • Describe possible setbacks for power when it's only informal
  • Appreciate how to use informal power in a business