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Speech 140 Chapter 9 - In Mixed Company Chapter Nine Power...

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Speech 140 Chapter 9 Pow er in Groups A central Dynamic 1 In Mixed Company Chapter Nine Power in Groups: A Central Dynamic
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Speech 140 Chapter 9 Pow er in Groups A central Dynamic 2 The Nature of Power: No One is Powerless Power is group-centered, the power you wield is dependent on the relationships you have with group members. No group member is completely powerless, the interconnectedness of components in as system means that all group members have some influence even if it is to resist or to defy the group.
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Speech 140 Chapter 9 Pow er in Groups A central Dynamic 3 Forms of Power: Competition and Cooperation Revisited Dominance of power over others flows from a hierarchal structure or from differences in status among group members. Prevention, or power from the efforts of others to influence. Empowerment, enhancing the capabilities and influence of individuals and groups. Empowerment is power to accomplish your own group or help others achieve theirs through process of group potency, meaningfulness, autonomy, and impact. An effective leader actively seeks to increase the readiness levels of followers, thereby empowering them to accomplish tasks without the leader watching their every move.
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Speech 140 Chapter 9 Pow er in Groups A central Dynamic 4 General Indicators, Labeling, Following, and Opposing Those who define others exercise control. Ordinarily we define people by attaching a label to them. Whose decisions are followed is a second general indictor of power in a group. The individual with the position of authority in a group may not be the person with the most power. Who opposes significant change is a third general indicator of power. Those who have been accorded power by the group are usually uncomfortable with chance that goes much beyond a little fine-tuning.
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Speech 140 Chapter 9 Pow
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