Political Power And Empowerment At Ctca Essay examples
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Everyone views power differently within organizations. Political power permeates organizational life and depending your own outlook can be perceived many different ways. It can also depend on where one is positioned within the organization as to how that power is perceived. Nelson and Quick described political skill as “the ability to get things done through favorable interpersonal relationships outside of formally prescribed organizational mechanism” (Nelson & Quick, 2013, p. 408). CTCA utilizes its political skills within a transformation leadership style. Per Daft (2015), transformational leaders have the ability to lead changes in an organizations’ vison, strategy, and culture as well as promote innovation in products and technologies” (p. 360).
As further described in Daft, transformational leadership paints a grand vision of desired future in a way that it makes the pain of change worth the effort. It inspires followers to go beyond their own self-interest for the good of the group (in CTCA’s case the patient). It elevates the concerns of lower levels of need to higher-level psychological needs. And lastly, it develops followers into leaders. (Daft, 2015, p. 361)
CTCA practices the personal powers of expert and referent power. The expert power is established by their constant drive to be a leader in the field of oncology and always bringing in the latest and greatest tools to treat our patients with. This expertise…