Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example


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What's the basis of legitimate power?

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1. Which of the following does not make legitimate power effective?

2. What's a disadvantage of legitimate power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can quickly gauge your understanding of what legitimate power is and how it's used in leadership today. Topics you will be quizzed on include the pros and cons of legitimate power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to review:

  • Basis of legitimate power
  • Things that make legitimate power effective
  • Disadvantages of legitimate power
  • Ways managers can supplement legitimate power

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding legitimate power and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the basis of legitimate power
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the advantages of legitimate power
  • Describe the cons of legitimate power
  • Define legitimate power
  • Explain how managers can supplement legitimate power