Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1
Case Study: Authority and Leadership
Review the details of the case Authority and Leadership: Rising From the Ranks from your course text, and respond to the following questions:
- Identify the potential advantages Julie might enjoy in becoming manager of a group of which she has long been a member, and contrast these with the possible disadvantages that might present themselves because she has long been a member of this group.
- Describe how Julie will have to proceed in establishing herself as the legitimate possessor or supervisory authority on the unit, and describe the sources and forms of Julie’s authority.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Using the sources of power, influence, and authority, outlined in Chapter 12, discuss with your peers the challenges Julie will face in her new role. How do you think she will ultimately handle these challenges? If you were her, how would you handle them?