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The utilization of leadership, influence, and power

Title:Leadership, Influence, and Power

Early examinations of leadership defined it as a person with position authority telling others what to do and how to do it. As leadership research continued, the definition expanded to include other aspects of leadership behavior.
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This assignment is subjected to Turnitun. By using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. In a paper of 1,500-1,750 words, discuss how leaders exhibit leadership, influence, and power in:
1. Contingency leadership theory.
2. Transformational leadership theory.
3. Charismatic leadership theory.
In your paper, include:
1. A brief definition of the terms leadership, influence, and power.
2. A discussion comparing leadership, power, and influence.
3. A discussion that considers varying application and demonstration of the terms within contingency, transformational, and charismatic leadership theories.
Rubric
Brief Definition and Comparison of the Terms Leadership, Influence, and Power A brief definition and comparison of the terms leadership, influence, and power are presented clearly. Definitions and comparison of terms are thorough and insightful.

Discussion of How Leaders Exhibit Leadership, Power, and Influence in Contingency Leadership Theory Discussion regarding how leaders exhibit leadership, power, and influence in Contingency Leadership Theory is presented clearly. Arguments support claims and are insightful and convincing. Research is from current, scholarly, original, and/or highly respected sources.

Discussion of How Leaders Exhibit Leadership, Power, and Influence in Transformational Leadership Theory Discussion regarding how leaders exhibit leadership, power, and influence in Transformational Leadership Theory is presented clearly. Arguments support claims and are insightful and convincing. Research is from current, scholarly, original, and/or highly respected sources.

Discussion of How Leaders Exhibit Leadership, Power, and Influence in Charismatic Leadership Theory Discussion regarding how leaders exhibit leadership, power, and influence in Charismatic Leadership Theory is presented clearly. Arguments support claims and are insightful and convincing. Research is from current, scholarly, original, and/or highly respected sources.

Thesis Development and Purpose Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Argument Logic and Construction Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) All format elements are correct.
Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style) In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

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In providing guidance for this posting ,leadership differs from power and influence, due to the fact that leadership is defined as the ability to influence others to help or assist the leader in the accomplishment of the leader's goals and or objectives. Leadership also differs from power and influence, due to the fact that power and influence are each components of the total leadership dynamic. Power differs from leadership and influence, due to the fact that power is defined as the ability to accomplish objectives etc., or to cause something to happen. Power also differs from leadership at influence due to the fact that power is only potential energy unless activated and utilized efficiently. Influence differs from leadership and power, due to the fact that influence is defined as the ability to effect or sway others, which is essentially a psychological power over others that can manifest from simply being an outstanding individual, which may prompt or influence others to seek to be outstanding individuals as well, for example.

Leaders exhibit leadership in contingency leadership theory by influencing the subordinates within the organization to be able to utilize a fluid and adaptable organizational structure in order to be able to adapt to various internal and external environmental situations that an organization would certainly face. Leaders accomplish this by being examples of adaptability and fluid leadership, which is accomplished by these leaders having a clean and understanding of the importance of being able to adapt to changing circumstances, and having a great deal of experience and knowledge in doing so. Due to these factors, one of the primary characteristics that help leaders to exhibit leadership and contingency leadership theory is wisdom and knowledge, which provides these leaders with a tremendous knowledge base from which to draw upon in order to be able to decide what actions would be best in a given situation. Leaders also exhibit leadership and contingency leadership by having a genuine interest in improving their ability to cope with differing situations, and to utilize the leadership styles that are most appropriate to a given situation, such as utilizing a democratic leadership style when it is necessary or an authoritarian leadership style in other situations. This influences the ...

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This solution describes the differing methodologies by which leaders utilize leadership, influence, and power.

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