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Chapter 19. Power > Exercises

Exercises

1: Watch the movie clip and then answer the question.

What type of power is Samantha demonstrating in the scene?

2: In the following scene, Drew Canfield (Director Finance) and Julie Edwards (Director Sales) are at Julie’s office.

Drew:(Concerned) Julie, I just don’t know what to do about the meeting this afternoon.

Julie:(Worried) I know what you mean. I’m not crazy about Ms. Keaton’s proposal, but I don’t feel like I can say anything about it.

Drew:(Frustrated) If she wasn’t our supervisor, I would definitely speak up. Tim’s proposal would get better results, and it’s easier to implement.

Julie:(Sympathetic) I agree, but I feel like we have to go with Ms. Keaton’s proposal. What else can we do?

What form of power do you think Ms. Keaton probably has?

Discuss the different forms of power that play in a team.

3: When power is equally balanced on a team, members feel __________.
  1. In control

  2. A lack of guidance

  3. Needed

  4. Respected




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