|The Basis of Power and Influence [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, please read Chapter 14 in your Kinicki and Williams (2008) textbook, and the article “ Dynamics of Power in the Workplace (Links to an external site.) ” by Orta (2015).
In an initial post of at least 300 words, and citing at least two required scholarly sources, describe the five sources of power in organizations: legitimate, reward, coercive, expert, and referent. Explain how the source of a leader’s power affects the amount of influence the leader has. Identify the influence tactics that are best aligned with each source of power. Then, think about one of your recent professional positions, and describe the source of your power and how you used your power to influence others in the organization.