PART I: SHORT RESPONSE Directions: Respond to the following prompts using complete sentences. Each answer should be a minimum of two paragraphs in length. 1. Define and describe followership. Why is followership important in the discussion of leadership? Can we force followership? Explain your answer and cite your work. 2. Take the Leadership Self-Insight 7.1 â€œThe Power of Followershipâ€ Test on page 199 of the textbook. What type of followership style do you have? How do you feel about your followership style? Use the concepts in the Development of Personal Potential section of the chapter to describe what you might do to be more effective as a follower. 3. Describe the different strategies for managing up. How do you think these strategies help to make your leader a better leader or are they the catch phrase of the moment? How do the strategies help you to develop your own leadership skills? Which strategy do you most prefer? Explain and cite at least one source. 4. Describe the Hierarchy of Needs Theory, the Two-Factor Theory and the Acquired Needs Theory. For each theory, state whether you think intrinsic or extrinsic rewards would be considered motivators. You can give examples from your own experiences. Then, explain how the followers personality may impact reward systems. 5. Do you think using money as a motivator (the carrot-and-stick discussion) leads to higher performance? Support your answer. PART II: ESSAY Directions: For this assignment, watch the 50 minute John Maxwell Video on the Laws of Leadership. Maxwell, as you know from class, is one of the most thoughtful, respected authors on leadership. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70skQqbGtPs. As you watch, keep a list of at least three things you highly agree with and three things you highly disagree with. In a four page APA formatted paper, present your findings, describe why you feel strongly about each point, and relate the work back to your own experiences or a case study. If you use a case study, be sure to cite and reference your work.
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