1. The Nature of Leadership
Apply your knowledge of leadership to answer the following question.
When thinking of leadership as a property, how can we define leadership?
Leadership is the same as management.
Leadership is the use of coercive influence to motivate behavior.
Leadership is the use of noncoercive influence to motivate behavior.
Leadership is the set of characteristics attributed to individuals who are perceived to be leaders.
Apply your knowledge of the different types of power that leaders may possess to answer the following questions.
Lorenzo, an Internet marketing manager, has coercive power at work. People are likely to do what Lorenzo says because:
His social media skills are awesome
He can lower their pay
He can increase their vacation time
He is very charismatic
Based on what you know from the preceding question, Lorenzo is likely to have difficulty using his power if employees:
Feel that Lorenzo is unpleasant
Are not interested in Lorenzo’s rewards
Are not afraid of Lorenzo’s punishments
Don’t believe in Lorenzo’s expertise
Neha, the CEO of Down Home Fashion, has legitimate power at work. Employees are likely to do what Neha says because:
She has a charming personality
She can fire them
They get raises from her
Her job title is CEO
Considering what you know from the preceding question, Neha is likely to have difficulty using her power if employees:
Question why Neha got her job
Doubt Neha’s accuracy
Are dissatisfied with their wages
Don’t like her very much