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Chapter 7 – Power and Politics
Power: A capacity that A has to inuence B .
Dependency: When A possesses something that A wants/needs.
5 - Bases of Power
Coercive Power: Power based on fear
Reward Power: Power achieved by being able to reward things that others view as
Legitimate Power: Power as result of a formal hierarchy
Expert Power: Based on special skills or knowledge
Referent: Examples are role models. When someone has power over you because
you admire them.
Information Power: power that comes from access to information.