Module 6: Discussion — Discussion 6

Paper details:

Module 6 includes five discussion questions. Please read the instructions carefully for each question.

1. [Chapter 13] Please complete your preferred power type and share your scores. Which forms of power do you consider to be the strongest? Which type of power do you currently have in your workplace (current or previous)?

2. [Chapter 13] What was the most effective (least effective) influence tactic have you used? Please share at least “two” of your example experiences on using the influence tactics.

3. [Chapter 13] Please think about the last serious conflict you had. Which approach did you take to resolve it? Did your conflict resolution style work well?

4. [Chapter 14] “Leaders are born” or “Leaders are made”. Which statement made more sense to you? After you study the chapter content, how do you think about it?

5. [Chapter 14] Please consider the definition and characteristics of transformational leadership. Can you think of any potential “dark sides” of it? If so, what would it be?

6. (optional) Complete the Connect activities on power and influence for extra credits (5 points).



Instructions:

For Question 1, please use the attached file for the Preferred Power Type assessment. It includes 20 items, and detailed scoring instruction is available on p.2. Please share your scores only (e.g., expert: X.X; referent: X. X, etc.). Also, discuss which power type will be the strongest? and which power type do you currently have in the workplace (current or previous).
For Question 2, please read the textbook (pp.417-420) to check different types of influence tactics, and share your experience.
For Question 3, please share your experience of conflict resolution. Please read the textbook (pp. 423 – 425) to fully understand different conflict resolution styles.
For Questions 4 & 5, please make sure to read Chapter 14 to understand terms and definitions before you post your response.
Please post your initial response by Wednesday 23:59 (Eastern Time), and comment on the posts of three classmates by Sunday 23:59 (Eastern Time).
Extra Credit: If you actively participate in the discussion (e.g., respond to four or more postings with good quality comments), I will add some extra credits for discussion. Extra credits will be up to 5 points for discussion each week, and you can see it in a separate column on your grades page (Discussion Extra credit). It will be helpful for the course letter grade at the end of the semester, especially when the student is at the borderline (i.e., course total 89% can move to A, 79% can move to B).

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