The best and most effective form of leadership is one where the leader and his decisions are made distanced from the general population of employees. This requires the responsibilities and control to be centralized toward the top of the hierarchy leaving little leadership needs toward the bottom. Each member toward the bottom of the decision-making ladder is only responsible for what they are told to do and nothing else, providing structure.
Agree or disagree? Explain your answer.
Given our discussion of the sources of power in this section, watch the scene below and see if you can identify the different types of sources of power possessed by Andy and the lead guard.
Consider the idea that social intelligence can lead to power.
- Why might that be the case?
- Under what circumstances and in what areas might coercive power still prove more effective?