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Bus 520 Assignment 3

POSITION PAPER: POLITICS, POWER, AND CULTUREIntroductionPower is defined as the capacity of an employee or a group to impact the others. In the fact, neither an individual nor a group should be aware of this ability; however, a person who haspower. Actually, whoever individual who owns the power is capable to distribute rewards valued by others, funds and promotions. Moreover, according to Pfeffer (1992) he individual who owns the power is only able to distribute rewards, but also has the ability to punish. top employees who can create a significant amount of business for the company could also have a great influence on the rest of employees.In the other side stands politics. It is a fact that that politics keeps a negative reputation due to the negative behaviors of an individual who tries to reach his personal goals through persuading and manipulating in addition that numerous individuals use unethical tactics in their interests. However, politics are considered as a power beside holding rewards although it should only be used for ethical goals.The Influence of Politics and PowersIn the reality, power and politics are considered as one of the success keys in a business as they influence long and short terms decisions. The way politics are used by employees definesthe impact of the power of its owners. The politics has a huge impact on the culture of the company since the almost all decision makers who own power are influenced by a certain politic.Power could be either positive or negative. In the reality, the positive power within a company urges its productivity by rewarding employees and appointing high performing employees to supervise the rest of their coworkers, this step helps to build the employees’ confidence as well as encouraging them to work harder. As a result, the supervisors appointed 2

Prepare an eight to ten (8-10) slide presentation (PowerPoint) in which you:1.Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”2.Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.3.Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership e±ectiveness.4.Recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively in²uence their emotional intelligence. Support your recommendation with speci³c examples that illustrate why the strategy would be e±ective.5.Include speaker’s notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

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