Savannah State University Types of Leadership & Social Administration Questions

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Chapter 6 introduced us to how a manager “influences” day-to-day activities of others in an organization. It also discussed the tenets of power and control.

1) Discuss the difference between influence, control, and power as possessed and used by a manager/leader?

2) How do managers acquire and legitimize power? Explain.

3) What is the difference between rule and power?

4) Give an example of a leader/manager who has used his/her power productively and respectively and compare or contrast his/her leadership and use of power to another leader/manager whose power has been used abusively. Note: This may require you to do a brief research on leadership and use of power/power and leadership/good use and bad use of leadership power, etc. You must cite your research sources per APA.


Weinbach, R.W. (2015). The social worker as manager: A practical guide to success. (7th ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Austin, Michael, Brody, Ralph; and Packard, Thomas. (2008). Managing the challenges in human service organizations: A casebook. Sage Publications.

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Influence, control, and power are essential but different elements in the leadership
context.
Managers acquire power from distinct sources.
Power is the ability to influence the attitude or behavior of the followers
The political contexts are some of the circles that depict excellent and abusive use of
power.
Muammar Gaddafi was a leader that mirrored the abusive use of power.


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Influence, control, and power are essential but different elements in the leadership
context. Influence refers to the ability to alter an individual's behavior, attitudes, thoughts, and
opinion based on relationships and persuasion that lead to respect. The ability to influence is
vital in leadership and management as it ascertains the extent to which the subordinates and
followers agree and adhere to a certain point of view (Austin, Brody & Packard, 2009). On the
other hand, powe...


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