1. For this Forum, you need to read Part I “Getting Started” in your textbook.
2. Answer the below questions based on the given scenario:
You are a new supervisor (you have been there 2 weeks) at a large organization that develops technology for the military. You are retired military and just finished your Bachelor’s Degree in Management from APUS. You are doing well so far, with one exception. There are three employees who work for you, that are not responsive to your tasking. You have to constantly remind them of due dates and their work is marginal. You decided to counsel each of them, in private. After the counseling sessions, you found that all three employees say that you use Positional Power too much and are not receptive to their ideas.
A. How will you handle this situation?
B. What is the difference between positional power and personal power? (in your own words)
C. Give an example, from your personal life, of situations where you have used (or had used on you) both positional and personal power. Submit your answer in this Forum by clicking “Post New Thread” above. (Do not enter your answer in the Assignments section of your e-classroom.)
3. Then respond to at least two (2) of your peer’s answers by clicking the “Reply” link. How could they have handled the situation better? Do not simply say what you did and recommend they do the same. Be tactful (they are your peers). [100-200 words per peer response]
For my views on Critical Thoughts and Analysis, please review: CTA
I will give everyone a chance to answer the question and begin grading your answer and responses toward the end of the week. I look forward to reading them!
a. Remember to incorporate your classmate’s name to personalize your response and clarify communications. For example, “Bob, I agree with all your points except – – – because – – -“. Always justify your position.
b. Remember to respond to at least two (2) classmates’ answers. Of course, you may respond to more if you wish!
c. Remember to write your response in a courteous and respectful manner that enhances the learning process for everyone by using terms, models, theories, and concepts contained in the required readings.
d. Finally, I encourage you to insert your opinions and real world experiences. The real value in the online discussion comes from your application of the knowledge in the chapter and how you assess your classmate’s perception of that knowledge.