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Week Five Discussion Questions

Which leadership elements in the different positions from the Gene One Scenario support and hinder the change effort?

Which factors of the business you researched do you think could be implemented at Gene One to make its change effort more successful?

According to Yukl (2010), people resist change for many reasons. Choose one reason listed within Leadership in Organizations and provide an example from your past or current employment of this type of resistance to change. How was this obstacle managed? What actions would you now recommend and why?

Is it possible to eliminate resistance to change within a work environment? Why or why not?

Week Six Discussion Questions

How has the structure of today’s organization changed from the organization of the past? What is the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure? Defend your response.

How can an organization use its culture to influence control over its employees? Is it ethical to do so? If not, can an organization actively influence its employees through socialization?

According to Yukl (2010), how can leaders acquire and lose power within their organization? How is position and personal power defined within your current or past employment environment? Is it possible to possess a high position without personal power? Why or why not?

According to Yukl (2010), French and Raven developed a power taxonomy that listed five distinct types of power in relation to their source. How are these power types used within an organization? From this list, which power type would you consider most valuable and why?
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