Disadvantages Of An Expert Leader

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Anyone could be a leader but not every leader is an effective one. There are many different definitions as to what a leader is. I found broad definitions, narrow definitions, basic definitions, and more complex ones. Leadership provides direction for a company. Without an effective leader, there may not be a successful, or motivated, staff of employees. However, a leader does not have to hold a managerial position. A regular staff member can be more motivating and inspiring than a manager and that can make them a more effective leader. John Quincy Adams said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Effective leaders have more specific characteristics rather than job titles. With …show more content…
The power is based upon employees’ perception that a manager or some other member of the organization has a high level of knowledge or a specialized set of skills that other employees or members of the organization do not have. The advantages to expert power are that the leader is more influential to the rest of the staff due to their knowledge and skills related to the work being performed. Because of that they tend to get more trust and respect when it comes to questions and decision making about the topic. With the advantages come disadvantages. As the leader shares their knowledge their expertise decreases and the gap closes as others gain the same knowledge and become equally expert. I’ve worked at my job for 5 years and I am a trainer. When a person is first hired, the trainee relies on me to teach them techniques and the duties we are responsible to carry out. As they serve more time at the job and gain knowledge and skills of their own, they become less dependent on me. Although I still carry the title of a trainer, they are no longer the trainee so I become less of an expert to

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