Power and Politics

Power and Politics

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Welcome to week 4 of PA 340. This week we will discuss leadership in public and nonprofit organizations and power and organizational politics. Leadership is assumed to play a key role in advancing the objectives of the organization. However, what is leadership and what kinds of leaderships exist? When you read chapter 7, you will be able to explain more what leadership does and what is ought to do. As you go through the different theories, you will find how the perspective on leadership changed and how the new environment in which we operate requires different kind of leadership. Once you are done with leadership, you will power and organizational politics. How is power distributed in organization? what makes someone have power? How does power play a role in the organization? Why is there is politics in organizations? All of these questions will be answer in chapter 8. It is fascinating to explore the role of politics and power in organizations, especially public ones as they affect all of us.

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