Foundations of Leadership


Overview: This week we learned about the differences in leadership, emotional intelligence, and power in each individual. For this assignment, you will use information from research about David McClelland’s Need for Power to write a paper about different types of power and how power can be used.

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• Research David McClelland’s Need for Power, socialized power and personalized power.

• In your own words, explain the two types of power. • Include examples of how each type of power was used by a leader.

o You can use examples you personally witnessed, or examples from a current or historical business and/or a social or political figure.

• Also discuss how you have used both types of power in your career or life experiences.


• Develop a clear introduction with a thesis, a body, and a conclusion. Focus on quality of writing, as opposed to length.

• Research and include at least one additional, credible reference from an outside source pertaining to the leader you chose.

• Use APA formatting for the cover page, citations, and the reference page. No abstract is required.

Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

MGT203 – Foundations of Leadership

Unit 3 Assignment: Power and Leadership





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