Leadership is actually an authority gives to the leader that enables him to get submission and output from the followers. So this authority or power may be.
Legitimate / position power
According to follower’s ideology, a leader has sovereignty to make his own rules and regulations. Because these rules and regulations can be applied in the opposition and favor of any person. So he can give and take any of post from others.
Followers think that leader has supreme power to recompense the compliant. As a reward of his submission according to the dictation of leader because managers have authority to reward their subordinates to meet the performance expectation
Followers believe that a ruler can adopt a repressive and compulsive behavior to give punishment to followers, if they make any mistake.
It is based on the belief of followers because that the leader has some personality attributes and attractive qualities. These traits attract the followers. That is why, followers try to adopt these traits.This is the most significant and actual power that leaders should accept because this power about the quality of relationship which are built with others. This power related to the personal morals and character like reliability, honesty and credibility. So high referent power People highly influence to the others who have a high regard and respects them.
Leader’s opinion taken as an expert opinion. Due to richness of knowledge so his opinion is valuable among the followers.
It depends on the personal will of leader to establish a good relation with inferiors because high authorities, top management and legislators etc
Information power is a short term power which does not necessarily influence credibility.Therefore , a project manager has all the information about a specific project that we can say her informational power.