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Most leadership theories have points of convergence and divergence. This is also true for the concepts of power in leadership. Examine the points of differences in the following concepts:
Legitimate power
Reward power
Coercive power
Referent power
Expert power
Information power
Ecological power
Which of the above types of power do you believe are most important in leadership? Why? Examine their importance with reference to the guidelines for each and the disadvantages for each type.
Assess whether or not any of the above power types are essential to leaders in criminal justice. Provide a rationale for your assessment.
Which of these types of power can potentially be unsuitable or even damaging in the field of criminal justice? Why? Support your analysis with relevant examples.
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Most leadership theories have points of convergence and divergence. This is also true for the concepts of power in leadership. Examine the points of differences in the following concepts:
Legitimate power: power obtained through legitimate appropriation such as managerial power.
Reward power: power afforded to those who have the ability to reward employees for their work.
Coercive power: the power to persuade or manipulate others into doing what you want them to do.
Referent power: ...

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