Leadership and Followership

Power,Influence & the Social Construction of Leadership & Followership

Drawing on theories of social bases of power present an analysis of how an individual may construct themselves a leader and a follower within organisations. Within your answer consider how an individual’s choice to adopt bases of power should be determined by the following contextual factors:

– The power of the agent
– The characteristics/propensities of the target
– Length (or desired length) of the leader-follower relationship
– Perceptions of third parties
– Targets future perceptions of the agent
– Targets/agents position within a given organisational hierarchy
– Pre-existing leadership relationships

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