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Anderson, D. A. (1998). Using power and influence tactics for better results. Marine Corps Gazette, 82(12), 37-38

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Luthans, F., Luthans, K. W., & Luthans, B. C. (2015). Chapter 10: Power and Politics.Organizational behavior: An evidence-based approach. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, pp. 280-287. 

Note: you don’t have to read the whole chapter above, just the first part on organizational power.

In preparation for the SLP, make sure you have a thorough grasp of the terminology from the background materials, including the main sources of power and types of power tactics. Once you are comfortable with the terminology and concepts from the background materials, think of a manager that you worked with closely who held a fair amount of power at the organization you worked for. Then write a 3-4 page paper addressing each of the following questions. For each answer, make sure to cite at least one reference from the required background readings.

  1. What were this manager’s main sources of power? Include a discussion of reward power, legitimate power, and expert power as well as other sources of power discussed in the background readings.
  2. Discuss some influence tactics used by this manager. Include a discussion about whether or not this manager used the influence tactics discussed in Anderson (1998) and Luthans et al. (2015) from the background materials.
  3. Did this manager make good use of their sources of power and influence tactics, or did they misuse or abuse their power?

The paper should be double-spaced, using 12 pt. type in the Times New Roman font. It should consist of a 2- or 3-sentence introduction, a body, and a 2- or 3-sentence conclusion