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Sources of Power in Public Leadership and Policy

Analyzing the sources of power in public leadership (what are the sources?)
Selecting a constituent group in the public sector.
Assessing the sources and uses of power by this group.
Determining how this group influences public policy and leadership decision making.

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Analyzing the sources of power in public leadership (what are the sources?)

Sources of power are generally provided by money and people. A large group of people can provide power and an influential amount of money can as well. How does this work? There are several kinds of power that leaders can have.

The first is reward power where the person can provide rewards to others. Coercive power can mean that the person can persuade, usually by force or withholding something the other parties may need. Countries with large military forces allow their leaders to wield this kind of power. Legitimate power is legally bestowed power; this usually means by election Those elected to political offices by voters are good examples of this type of power. ...

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Public policy and leadership issues are vast and complex. One of the areas that can be considered is constituency groups that influence leaders and policy. One of these, AARP is discussed, analyzed briefly, how they affect leaders and policy.

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