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Power and Leadership

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Noni Griffiths

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Power and Leadership
What is Power???
Five Forms of Power
1. Expert Power
Expert power refers to a person that has earned power through superior knowledge and skill.
2. Reward Power
Reward power refers to the ability to have the authority to reward for compliance (French and Raven, 1959). It relies on positive reinforcement (rather than negative) through incentives to increase production.
3. Coercive Power
The authority to remove or discipline in failing to conform, based on fear (French & Raven, 1959). In other words, negative reinforcement.
French & Raven's Five Forms of Power (1959)
This activity aims to
French & Raven's
One of the most notable studies of power was conducted by social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven in 1959.
As a result:
Your ideas will have more value
trust and respect is gained
reputation enhanced
They include:
- Financial: Bonus and commissions
- Non-Financial: Praised for good work and recognition
Direct: The termination of employment, bonuses or rewards
4. Referent Power
5. Legitimate Power
Revision Time !!!
What are the five types of power?
Albert Einstein
Martin Luther King
Quentin Bryce
Governor-General of Australia
The concept of power refers to the ability to influence the behaviour of others with or without resistance (Davis, 2010).
"All leaders have power, not all people with power are leaders."
(French & Raven, 1959)
In Summary ...
Within business organisations, leadership and power are interconnected. Only when power is enhanced, is leadership created.
All leaders have power, not all people with power are leaders.
With reference to the five types of power we found:
Legitimate power refers to developing a formal position through election, promotion, birth (Royal Family) or even acceptance of an individual.
If you lose the title or position, legitimate power can instantly disappear.
The scope of power is limited to situations that others believe you have a right to control.
Refers to a personality trait that a person that influences another to something that they would not normally do. Referent power is often of as charisma, admiration, courage or appeal.
Celebrities are often related to the concept of referent power as they have the power to manipulate or encourage a personas sense of style, opinion, and self worth.
Managers / Management of Organisations
Senior Ranking Officers of the Military
She is the daughter of Lang Hancock
The largest shareholder in Fairfax Media and taking a significant share in the Ten Network Holdings.
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Any Questions????
Don't forget to leave feedback!!!
Compare French and Ravens Theory (1959) with the concept of power and leadership.
Recite the five types of power and there meaning
Evaluate the five types of power with prominent leaders in society.

Provide students with a practical insight into French and Ravens Theory (1959) within the topic of power and leadership.
Develop students' understanding of the five types of power and its influence on leadership.
Learning Outcomes
Mark Zuckerberg
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates
Keith Rupert Murdoch
Julian Assange
Richard Branson
Air Force
Adolf Hitler
Allan Joyce

John F. Kennedy
Barack Obama
John Lennon
Jay Gatsby - Fictional character
Miley Cyrus
Quentin Brice

Prime Minister of Australia:
Tony Abbott
Kim Jong Un
It Includes:
Indirect: Silence, supervision and body language or appearance
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