French and Raven's Forms of Power

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Not all forms of power are used in a positive way.

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Good leaders know how to use their power to get the best out of their people. But, did you know there are actually six different forms of power leaders can use?

According to John French and Bertram Raven, these are Legitimate, Reward, Coercive, Informational, Expert, and Referent.

Some of these can be used to positively lead people, while others can have a negative influence.

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