Bad Bosses/Good Bosses

| January 26, 2016

Through this discussion, you will have an opportunity to compare the different power bases and use them to examine different leader styles in the workplace.

Before you begin, be sure that you have read the following chapter, including the accompanying materials:
• Chapter 10: Leadership Effectiveness: Foundations
Then, review one of the following websites, given below, that categorize good bosses and bad bosses:
• Beck, M. (2008, April 3). Are you a good boss or bad boss? CNN.go. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/worklife/04/03/o.good.bad.boss/index.html
• Hansen, R. S. (n.d.). Dealing with a bad boss: Strategies for coping. Quintessential Careers. Retrieved from http://www.quintcareers.com/bad_bosses.html
Consider how power is used in your work or school environment in your everyday life. Respond to the following:
• Describe the relationship between power and leadership.
• Think about an effective leader whom you admire or a less effective leader with whom you have worked. Include an anecdote that describes this leader’s behavior. Which power bases did this leader use in this anecdote? Which power bases did he or she often use?
• Describe your experiences with good and bad bosses. They may be similar to those described in one of the above websites, or they may be unique.
Be sure to cite which website you used. In addition, be careful not to use any identifying information of people or companies to protect yourself.
Text Reference:
Hellriegel, D. (2011). Principles of organizational behavior, 13 Edition. Mason, OH: South-Western
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