Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

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A key to a manager's success is the ability to use _____ to influence employee behavior.

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1. Joe was 15 minutes late returning from lunch break today. Jill, his supervisor, tells Joe he must stay 15 minutes extra after work today to make it up. Jill is using _____ power.

2. Juanita is a manager at the bank. This morning she advised her staff that she wanted all pending credit applications completed and on her desk for review by 3 PM. Juanita is using _____ power.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet tool is designed to help you review concepts in managerial power. Important topics to study for the quiz include the different types of power and how they differ from each other.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your understanding of:

  • What each type of power entails
  • How each kind of managerial power is different
  • Which type of power includes all the other power bases

Skills Practiced

In addition to helping you understand key concepts, this tool is designed to help you practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business management lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of managerial power
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different kinds of managerial power

Additional Learning

Learn more about managerial power by viewing the lesson titled Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Understand what managerial power is
  • Identify different forms of managerial power
  • Learn how the different kinds of managerial power relate to each other
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