Followers generally will evaluate the leader and their effective power, then they will decide whether or not to obey. Types of power:

  • Coercive power - Leader can punish.
  • Expert power - Leader has useful knowledge.
  • Legitimate power - Leader has right to influence.
  • Referent power - Leader is charismatic.
  • Representative power - The leader represents the interests of a group of people who believe the leader represents them well.
  • Reward power - Leader can reward.