Leadership Is Described As Non-Coercive Influence Case Study

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1. In this chapter leadership is described as non-coercive influence. For what reasons might followers be motivated to respond to a leadership initiative? Followers would me more motivated to response to a leadership initiative, if the leaders worked with the followers to achieve common goals. The main reason why coercive influence is a non-factor for leaders, is it uses threats and punishments to entice followers to work towards a goal, but does not include the leaders working with the followers to achieve the goals as a team. Another reason why followers might respond to leadership initiative in a reward base, that includes them working together to achieve this goal, and in due of achieving it a team reward is given. Such as a team outing …show more content…
Burns’s view is that power resides in the relationship between leaders and followers and is used by both parties to promote their collective goals. Do followers have other power bases besides referent and expert power?
Followers have the same power bases as leaders. Everyone has power is some form or anything, it simply the question of will they use it. For instance, leaders have the ability to possess important information about the company, while in some cases this is confidential and followers may not be able view this information, in some cases the follower are able to or know something internal that the leaders don’t. Giving them equal or greater power base. Other potential powers for followers, connection or relationships, coercive.

3. Choose one of the main traits associated with leaders. How can it be developed? Demonstrated to others? Identify one or two people who have this trait. How does it serve them in their leadership
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This fits into the process of nature of leadership, by the followers acting and doing what they see the leaders do. If the leader is seen taking a short cut at work, the followers will see and think that is okay to do as well. They act on what they see the leaders do. In regards to influential nature of leadership is similar but on a larger scale. Anything a leader says, does, from body language, to work ethic to personality, followers will and can pick up on those. We are leaders always tell our followers when training to watch me, then try and practice when starting a new job/training. Now if they see you going someone you shouldn’t be, they are going to interpret that as being

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