GCU LDR 610 Week 1 Discussion 1
Assume you were joining a company as a new employee. What steps would you take to determine the source of power within the organization? Of French and Raven’s five forms of power, which do you consider the most important source of power and why? How would you use this information for your benefit in performing the duties of your job?
GCU LDR 610 Week 1 Discussion 2
Find three definitions of power. Which do you believe is most relevant and why?
GCU LDR 610 Week 2 Discussion 1
In an organization with which you are familiar, what are three uses of personal power that enhanced organizational performance? How were they used?
GCU LDR 610 Week 2 Discussion 2
Does having information influence expectations, behaviors, and power? Provide some examples from your experience.
GCU LDR 610 Week 3 Discussion 1
How can the perceptions of a supervisor’s power affect efficiency and productivity in an organization? Give at least two examples with which you are familiar.
GCU LDR 610 Week 3 Discussion 2
What impact does restructuring an organization have on the distribution of power for that organization?
GCU LDR 610 Week 4 Discussion 1
In order to access power in organizations, you must possess knowledge. There are two types of knowledge: technical knowledge about the work process, and knowledge of the organization’s social system. Why is it important to have knowledge about the organization’s social system?
GCU LDR 610 Week 4 Discussion 2
What are some of the negatives associated with social motives in an organization? Give an example with which you are familiar.
GCU LDR 610 Week 5 Discussion 1
Based on the assigned readings, “Building Organization Theory From First Principles: The Self-Enhancement Motive and Understanding Power and Influence,” how can a person build influence? Can increased influence be the first step in a fall from power? Explain.
GCU LDR 610 Week 5 Discussion 2
How can influence tactics be used? Select two influence tactics and give examples of their use. Would the two selected most likely be used as a first or follow-up tactic?
GCU LDR 610 Week 6 Discussion 1
When have you used (or would use) shadow negotiation, and why do you think it is an important part of the negotiation process?
GCU LDR 610 Week 6 Discussion 2
One of the rules of negotiation is to prevent the negotiation strategy from reaching a point of having two mutually exclusive positions regarding proposals. What does this statement mean? Provide an example.
GCU LDR 610 Week 7 Discussion 1
What considerations should be included in a political plan for a position/organization with which you are familiar?
GCU LDR 610 Week 7 Discussion 2
Is it ethical to utilize politics to create an illusion of a crisis to gain support for an organizational objective?
GCU LDR 610 Week 8 Discussion 1
How might the stress created by the misuse of organizational politics lead to a person’s fall from power?
GCU LDR 610 Week 8 Discussion 2
How can power strengths become weaknesses? Give an example.
GCU LDR 610 Week 2 Assignment
Refer to “Thomas Green: Power, Office Politics, and a Career in Crisis.” Create a paper of 1,000–1,250 words that includes an introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives and addresses the following:
- 1. How do the actions of Green differ from Davis’ expectations?
- 2. What are the individual agendas of Davis and McDonald?
- 3. How does each person want to be treated?
- 4. Which personal bases of power were used?
- 5. Which of French and Raven’s personal bases of power could have been used more effectively and how?
- 6. Which of French and Raven’s personal bases, if any, have been abused?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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GCU LDR 610 Week 4 Assignment
Refer to “RetailMax: Role for Cam Archer” and “RetailMax: Role for Regan Kesse.”Create a paper of 1,000-1,250 words that includes an introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives and addresses the following for both Kessel and Archer:
- 1. Who has the greatest potential power and why?
- 2. What power bases represent each person’s power?
- 3. Did stereotypical gender roles influence either party to proceed in a certain manner? Explain how they did or did not act stereotypically.
- 4. What social factors (such as reputation, the prior relationship between the parties, and their mutual ties to others in the organization, including the CEO) affected each person’s power? Support your comments with examples from the cases.
- 5. What assumptions is each side making about the other?
- 6. Why should Archer be interested in the position? Will it strengthen her power?
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