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Question: Power can be defined as ability to take action. There are different sources of power namely position, reward, coercive, expertise, referent, personal and connection power.

If a manager delays promotion of his subordinate due to an overall bad performance,

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  1.  Reward power
  2.  Coercive power
  3.  Personal power
  4.  Referent power

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2. Coercive power

Power can be defined as ability to take action. There are different sources of power namely position, reward, coercive, expertise, referent, personal and connection power. If a manager delays promotion of his subordinate due to an overall bad performance, coercive power.

Coercive power is the ability of a mangers to force an employee to follow an order by threatening to punish if not comply.

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