Everyone wants power. Why do we want power? Because it is good for us. It gives us more control over our own lives. It gives us more freedom to do as we wish. There are few things worse in life than feeling helpless, and few better than feeling in charge of your destiny. In general, people with power and status appear to command more respect from others, have higher self-esteem, and enjoy life more than those with less stature.
Watch how “How to Win Power and Influence People” may be an important skill.
Focus your attention on the following two case studies:
Case Incident 1: Should Women Have More Power, Chapter 13, p. 464
For additional insight, watch How to Understand Power.
Respond to questions 13-14, 13-15, and 13-16.
Case Incident 2: Where Flattery will Get You, Chapter 13, p. 465.
For additional insight, watch The Power of Leadership.
Respond to questions 13-17, 13-18, and 13-19.
Read and review each case study and respond to the presented case study questions associated with the case studies in a single assignment input for this Individual Project.
If there are any questions you have regarding these two case studies, reach out to your instructor. In addition, be sure to attend or listen to the Live Chats because that is where you will be able to ask questions and gain further insight into what is being addressed in the case studies.
Emil Ihsan-Alexander Torabi. (2013, June 11). The power of leadership [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?
mlabvideo. (2011, February 24). Jeffrey Pfeffer: How to win power and influence people [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?
TED-Ed. (2014, November 4). How to understand power – Eric Liu [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Power is an essential social construct, yet ironically, one of the least talked about subjects in society. Power denotes the capacity to have other people do something that you want. Although there is a general reluctance to discuss power in public settings, the reality is that power affects all facets of societal dynamics. In fact, it is an essential ingredient in determining leadership at the individual and professional levels. This paper discusses power in the context of women’s role in professional settings and assesses the efficacy of flattery as a strategy to leverage power.1227 words