Leadership and Power Paper
August 28, 2013
1. We have described power as the capacity to cause change and influence as the degree of actual change in a target’s behaviors. Ho Ching’s power as a leader has been recognized by many, but would you describe Ho Ching as an influential leader? Why? Yes Ho Ching would be an influential leader because she has the capabilities to persuade others to follow her lead
2.Based on the excerpt from Ho Ching’s speech, what type of tactics does she use to influence the behavior of others? Ho Ching use coercive power to direct her followers
3. Ho Ching has been named one of the most powerful leaders in Asia. What are her major sources of power? Her major resource of power came mainly on her connections mostly her husband
Review the Leader Motives in Ch. 5 of Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience. How would you characterize Ho Ching’s motives? Her motives were to build a better relationship with India and help Singapore grow.
Review Highlight 5.3 in Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience. What role, if any, do managerial differences based on gender play here? There are managerial differences based on gender Females tend to act with the organization’s broad interests in attempt mind, consider how others felt about the influence, involve others in planning, and focus on both the task and interpersonal aspects of the situation. Male managers, on the other hand, were more likely to act out of self-interest, show less consideration for how others might feel about the influence attempt, work alone in developing their strategy, and focus primarily on the task alone. Male managers, on the other hand, were more likely to act out of self-interest, show less consideration for how others might feel about the influence attempt, work alone in developing their strategy, and focus primarily on the task alone. Female...
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