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    Considering Effective and Ineffective Leadership

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    Please help with the following problems.

    1. When employed, which of the power bases do you think lead to effective leadership and which do you think lead to ineffective leadership?

    2. Discuss and analyze the differences and similarities between leadership and managing or leaders and managers.

    3. Identify and discuss the six trait characteristics in the trait approach to leadership. If one does not have these traits, can he or she still be a leader? Explain your position.

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    Power of effective leadership

    Power bases of effective leadership are discussed below:
    Reward Power: This is a power of giving positive benefit such as financial rewards and non financial rewards to the employee of workers that makes effective leadership (Zaccaro & Horn, 2003).
    Legitimate Power: This is the power; a leader has as a result of his / her position in the organization. It also develops effective leadership.
    Expert Power: This power is based on expertise, special skills or knowledge of a leader that are used to develop effective leadership (Mackenzie, 2010).

    Power of ineffective leadership

    Power bases of ineffective leader are described as below:
    Coercive Power: It refers to the power to punish or control of employees and executives, which also leads to ineffective leadership, if not managed properly.

    Referent Power: Arises because of a person's personal traits or desirable resources, e.g. admiration of another & a desire to be like that person (Rosengren & Bondas, 2010). If the desirable resources are not good, it also leads to ineffective leadership.

    Influences: It is the power to influence the behavior of other. In this, leaders do not persuade successfully to others, to follow their advice, suggestion or order (Sosik, 2005). So, it is also a base of ineffective leadership.

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