Composition of Power Bases

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Composition of Power Bases
Percy Mawodza, Analyst, Zimbabwe

I think several power bases can be required in one individual, and suggest to focus on the composition of all power bases in making an all round powerful person/leader, e.g. expert power 40%, reward power 10%, coercive power 2% etc. No single typical power is best for any leader or for any situation. We need leaders with power to cover both normal and contingency circumstances... What do you think colleagues?

Expert Power is Strongest Power Base
Donato ochan Hakim, Interim Manager, Sudan
If one is to give percentage to all the power bases, I would rather give 60% to expert power, because the knowledge you posses makes you all powerful. No one controls your knowledge and knowledge is power. The rest of the power bases may share the remaining percentage, otherwise you must have every bit of the social powers.

Composition of Power Bases
Mostak Mohammad, Analyst, Bangladesh
Its true that there should be a well defined composition of power bases. This composition should be determined according to the environment of the company and the attitude of the employees.

Situational Power
edward sevume, Other, Sweden
Could it even be said that different power sources are to be used in different situations and that during change one has to tip toy when applying the bases of power depending on the object of change, situation and level attained during change?

Composition of Power Bases
Percy Mawodza, Analyst, Zimbabwe
@Donato, point noted but apportioning 60% to expert is too generous as this leaves less for the other composites which might appear little but are equally essential. @Mostak & Edward, I'm sure situational application of a power base is contained in contingency circumstances, the notion that no single application is suitable for every instance.


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