Types of Power
Michelle S. Cattaneo
Most effective type of power
What is reward power? The extent to which an entity can control the dispensing of rewards or benefits. I believe that reward power can be extremely effective in changing human behavior and in increasing your ability to persuade. You get what you want with minimal effort. Simply fact is everyone has their price. With this power you see the employee's perception that the supervisor has the ability to provide certain rewards to those deserving individuals and is used when a supervisor gives, for example, a bonus or a promotion. This is considered reward power. Even simply publicly or privately praising an employee for a job well done is considered reward power and can be a very useful management tool. Without a doubt it's only human nature to want to go that extra mile for someone who's expressed outward approval of you for something special that you did. According to Hsi-An Shih (2008) through the mediating effects of work motivation and supervisory commitment, employees would commit to their supervisors and increase their job effort for organizational objectives, ultimately affecting their task performances and organizational citizenship. Type of power that I have
Charismatic power is what would best describe my type of power. I believe that I show self-confidence, I show complete confidence in my judgment and ability, as well as vision, ideas and goals. Another trait that has been found in charismatic power is someone who is willing to take high risks and engage in self-sacrifice to achieve their vision, behavior out of the ordinary as well as radical change taking instead of caretakers of the status quo (Takala, 1998). Being passionate about your vision which comes from your heart goes along way, this will give you the ability to inspire others to follow. Being an open minded person makes you a good leader. Employees want to see their leader working with them, being...
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