Influence, Leadership, and Group Dynamics

Chapter 10 of the course text provides one of many definitions of leadership, including a discussion of authority, power, and influence and how these are related to the exercise of leadership. Chapter 11 addresses the leadership challenge of influencing others in a complex group or team working environment.

Post by Day 3 a 150- to 500-word statement that answers all of the following questions:

  • What can be the various sources of a leader’s power or authority?
  • What is the relationship between types or methods of influence and effective leadership?
  • How do managers’ leadership styles and methods of influence affect the dynamics and functioning of groups?

Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your argument, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

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