referent power

  

Definition

Influence over others, acquired from being well liked or respected by them.

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  • My father was really well respected and I noticed he had a lot of referent power over the others in his business life.

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  • The referent power of the key note speaker was of great value to the organization for which he was closely associated with.

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  • Because he spent so many years as a close friend and neighbor it is natural to see they have allowed him over so much referent power.

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