Assignment: Organisational Reflection/Power Structures
For this Assignment, further reflect upon the organisation you chose in Week 1. In Part 1 of your paper, describe the power structure(s) within the organisation.
In Part 2 of your paper, analyse the power structures and uses of power within the organisation by answering the following question: Are the power structures/uses of power demonstrated by the leaders within the organisation (e.g., hard power or soft power) effective or ineffective? Defend your position by including your own experiences as well as references from personal experience, required readings and related academic research.
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Nye, J. S., Jr. (2008). Soft power. Leadership Excellence Essentials, 25(4), 10.
Gallagher, O. (1991). Responsible power. Manage, 43(1), 28–30.
Pinchot, E. S. (1992). Balance the power. Executive Excellence, 9(9), 3–5.
Reingold, J., & Yang, J. L. (2007). What’s your OQ? Fortune, 156(2), 98–106.
To complete the Organisational Reflection/Power Structures Assignment, compose a cohesive document that addresses the following:
Summarise the two or three main “takeaways” you gained from this week’s Discussion and why you think they are important.
Describe the power structure(s) within the organisation you selected in Week 1.
Analyse the power structures and uses of power within the organisation by answering the following questions:
Are the power structures/uses of power demonstrated by the leaders within the organisation (e.g., hard power or soft power) effective or ineffective? Why?
How do power structures affect your effectiveness as a leader? Do the power structures found in the organisation you chose promote positive social change? Why or why not?
Be sure to support your Organisational Reflection/Power Structures using this week’s readings or other credible and relevant resources and adhere to APA format. You may also include quotes from the weekly Discussion that you think support your Reflection entry
General Guidance: This week’s Organisational Reflection/Power Structures submission should be about 3–4 pages in length. Refer to the Week 3 Organisational Reflection/Power Structures Rubric for grading elements and criteria. Your instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.
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Submit your Organisational Reflection/Power Structures. In order to receive credit, all assignments are due by the deadline. Should you encounter an unanticipated and uncontrollable life event that may prevent you from meeting an assignment deadline, contact the instructor immediately to request an extension.
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