Some individuals are given the title of leader due to the formal positions and titles that they hold in organizations, while others are deemed to be leaders based on the way they are perceived and their ability to influence others. Formal leaders, such as supervisors, managers, and vice presidents, can influence others’ actions by using the power of their positions, including administering consequences to those who do not comply with their requests or perform in the manner that the leader expects. In contrast, emergent leaders are those who do not necessarily hold formal power over others but are able to influence their actions and behaviors nonetheless. Understanding the importance of emergent leadership represents a significant advancement in the study of leadership dynamics. Separating the power ...

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