Power is an individual’s ability to influence environments and people within environments. There are different methods in which leaders gain power, which can be highly organized and/or extremely multifaceted. With power, a leader may motivate a group by providing authority to enact change within an organization toward a directed goal. For some leaders, having a variety of ways to access power may produce greater effectiveness for the organization. Just as leaders may work hard to gain power, leaders also must work hard to use power appropriately in order to maintain it and avoid losing it within organizations.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources and the case study “Organizational Power and Politics” on page 174 of Lussier & Achua (2015). Be sure to consider sources of power in your response.
An analysis of the sources of power that Helen has. What types of power is he using? What influencing tactics is Helen using during the meeting? Are negotiations and exchange tactics appropriate in this situation? Include in your Discussion sources of power and influencing tactics that relate to this case study.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the current literature and Learning Resources