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Ch 4: Power in Organizations

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Power in Organizations - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, our instructors cover power in organizations. You'll study different kinds of power and power types in leadership, along with examples. While watching these video lessons, use the video tabs feature to easily skip ahead to a specific section or go back to review a certain subject. Once you've completed the lessons, take the short quiz that follows to ensure you've understood the topics. The printable lesson transcripts make handy study guides to help you review anytime. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the power types in leadership
  • Define legitimate power
  • Give an example of referent power
  • Explain how expert power works in leadership
  • Provide a definition for coercive power
  • Describe reward power and how it operates in leadership
  • Differentiate between legitimate, coercive and reward power
  • Outline the concept of institutional power

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Power in Organizations
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Power Types in Leadership: Formal and Personal

1. Power Types in Leadership: Formal and Personal

Leaders exert power, which is necessary to get anything done. However, there are different types of power in leadership. In this lesson, we'll explore personal power and formal power. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

2. Legitimate Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

Legitimacy in leadership is one of the most important concepts in leadership and management. In this lesson, you will learn what legitimate power is. You'll also see an example of how an effective leader can augment legitimate authority.

Referent Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

3. Referent Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

Referent power can be an effective means of leadership. In this lesson, you will learn what referent power is, some of its key concepts and be provided an example. You'll have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Expert Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

4. Expert Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will find out what expert power is, learn some of its important concepts, and be provided examples illustrating its use. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Coercive Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

5. Coercive Power in Leadership: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what coercive power is and some key concepts relating to it. You will also have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz that follows the lesson.

Reward Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

6. Reward Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn about reward power and its important concepts and then be provided an example to illustrate it. You'll have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

7. Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power

Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on positional power. There are three types of positional power that will be explained in this lesson, including legitimate, reward and coercive power.

Institutional Power: Definition & Concept

8. Institutional Power: Definition & Concept

Power is the ability to coerce or control people or situations, but what do we mean by 'institutional power?' Who holds institutional power, and how is it used? Let's take a closer look.

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