Soft Power And Personal Power

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Soft power, also known as personal power, are qualities in which an effective leader must possess; charismatic attraction and emotional inspiration as well as the power of persuasion and non-verbal communication. “Three skills are particularly important for the soft power part of the equation—vision, emotional intelligence and communication” (Business Leadership Qualities, 2009). This paper will discuss how I would increase my personal power while asserting my influence; appealing to a vision or higher purpose, use rational persuasion, helping people, while relying on the rule of reciprocity. Lastly, explaining how to develop allies while asking for what I want through the power of persuasion as mentioned earlier will be covered.
After taking a quiz provided via Berkeley, on emotional intelligence and getting 16 out of 20, I was labeled as “well-attuned to others ' emotions--a vital skill for forming compassionate connections” (The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, 2015). This does not make me proficient in being a leader with soft power, or skilled in the six principles for asserting my influence. I would have to
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375) could help provide structure and comfort for those following me due to my structural frame of leadership strengths. Also, with the human resource frame being a strong aspect of my leadership preference, it would show people that I can “define problems and issues in interpersonal terms and would looks for ways to adjust the organization to meet human needs” (Daft, p. 375). Not having a strong background in political tactics could prove to be difficult in the networking capabilities needed of me to be a better leader, this is something I would have to learn to be more political or I will miss out on key decisions, which could be my downfall in the

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