Discussion Board Leadership and Power

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Power is seen by many as a dirty word, and yet, leaders are not able to accomplish anything of great substance without the effective use of power. Many people equate leadership with power.
Referring to your reading, focus your discussion on the following:

  • How well do you know yourself?
  • How do you, as a leader, use your power to get things done?
  • How do you see other leaders using their power?
  • Provide at least 1 example of what works and what does not work.