Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power


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Which of these power bases is commonly seen in charismatic leaders who are able to invoke a passion for followership due to their magnetic personality?

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1. Which of these power bases is the result of knowing or understanding how to do job-related tasks that subordinates need to know?

2. Ms. Pauline Powers has been promoted to Divisional Manager at a software development company. Ms. Powers is an internationally recognized expert in the computer language that the company uses. How can Ms. Powers influence her subordinates to respect her authority?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Referent and expert power are the two main bases of personal power, and this quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your understanding of them. You'll need to be able to match these and other types of power to given descriptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the power types...

  • Seen in charismatic leaders with magnetic personalities
  • Based on understanding how to do job-related tasks
  • That are due to special knowledge and skills
  • That come from the respect and adoration of subordinates
  • Resting on the manager's personality and experience rather than his or her position

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on referent and expert power from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the various ways that managers influence subordinates to better grasp referent and expert power
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as various types of power

Additional Learning

Continue your studies with the lesson called Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power. Some of the topics it covers are listed below:

  • Know how to define 'power'
  • Review managerial and personal power
  • Understand how to determine which type of power is at work in a given scenario