BCOM 230 Week 3 Discussion Question 1 - 90353

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What are the five bases of power? Consider a current manager you admire or a person you know who is in a managerial role. Which of the five bases best describes that person? Is this person an effective leader? Why? There are two parts to power 1) formal power, 2) individual power: Formal Power established by an individual’s position in an organization. Three bases - Coercive Power is dependent on having fear with negative results. Reward Power iscompliance achieved based on the ability to distribute rewards that others view as valuable.Legitimate Poweris the formal authority to control and use resources based on a person’s position in the formal hierarchy (Robbins & Judge, 2009). Power that comes from an individual’s unique characteristics – these are the most effective. Two bases - Expert Power is influence based on special skills or knowledge. Referent Poweris influence based on possession by an individual of desirable resources or personal traits (Robbins & Judge, 2009)...
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What are the five bases of power?

 

Consider a current manager you admire or a person you know who is in a managerial role. Which of the five bases best describes that person? Is t

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