2025MGT Lecture 9 0802

2025MGT Lecture 9 0802 - Chapter 14 Power and Politics...

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Chapter 14 Power and Politics
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2 Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Contrast leadership and power. 2. Define the five bases of power. 3. Clarify what creates dependency in power relationships. 4. List nine influence tactics and their contingencies. 5. Explain how sexual harassment is about the abuse of power.
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3 A Definition of Power Power A capacity that A has to influence the behaviour of B so that B acts in accordance with A ’s wishes Dependency B s relationship to A when A possesses something that B requires A B Influence Dependenc y
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4 Leadership Focuses on goal achievement Requires goal compatibility with followers Focuses influence downward Research Focus Leadership styles and relationships with followers Power Used as a means for achieving goals Requires follower dependency Used to gain lateral and upward influence Research Focus Power tactics for gaining compliance Contrasting Leadership and Power
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5 Bases of Power: Formal Power Formal Power Is established by an individual’s position in an organisation; conveys the ability to coerce or reward, from formal authority, or from control of information 1. Coercive Power A power base dependent on fear 2. Reward Power Compliance achieved based on the ability to distribute rewards that others view as valuable 3. Legitimate Power The power a person receives as a result of his or her position in the formal hierarchy of an organisation
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6 Bases of Power: Personal Power Personal Power Is based on an individual’s unique characteristics and the respect and admiration of others 1. Expert Power Influence based on special skills or knowledge 2. Referent Power Influence based on possession by an individual of desirable resources or personal traits
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2025MGT Lecture 9 0802 - Chapter 14 Power and Politics...

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