Course material:


·      Cobián, D. (2021). MGT 3620 – Unit 4: Power and Politics (Chapters 12-14). [PowerPoint]. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

·      Robbins, S. P. & Judge, T. A.  (2022). Essentials of Organizational Behavior. (15th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.


Assignment 5.1 – Discussion-Application Questions & Surveys (Value: 50 points)


Develop an essay with at least 100-words per question in APA, 7th edition format. An essay format includes title page, introduction, your document information, conclusion, and reference page. Please access your Course Information link with an example. Remember to use at least three (3) references and therefore, three (3) citations in the text; could be direct or indirect. For references on how to present your citations and References page, please access The answers will be evaluated according to the included rubric. Submit the assignment in the corresponding forum, during this week.




1.    List at least four (4) famous quotes from well-known leaders from history. You may use the Internet to find these leaders. Once the leaders are identified, write a short essay (of 100 words) about these leaders to describe their leadership characteristics in terms of what is covered in your course material. Your leaders can’t be from the list provided later.

2.    Name the leader who said that quote.

a)    I have a dream.

b)    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

c)    I have not yet begun to fight.

d)    The buck stops here.

e)    Read my lips. [In response to a female heckler who claimed he was drunk.] And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning.

f)      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

g)    Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country.

h)    Give me liberty or give me death.

i)      In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

j)      If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

k)    Walk softly and carry a big stick.

3.    Five bases of power have been discussed in your course material. Answer What’s My Preferred Type of Power instrument, located in a separate sheet from this. Add your scores according to the key and provide your total score for each power to your instructor. You may include your document (since will be in Word format) to your essay/assignment. Your instructor will provide you with her analysis and interpretation of the instrument.

4.    Is political behavior ethical in the workplace? What is the utility of engaging in that behavior? Does the utility balance out any harm done by the action? Does the action conform to standards of equity and justice? Explain.

5.    Complete Conflict-Management Style Survey, located in a separate document. Be honest with yourself. When you have completed all items, add your scores into the “column total” spaces provided. Your highest score is your dominant conflict management strategy. All of us use all four strategies at one time or another. Your dominant style is the one you prefer and will certainly come out in more intense conflict situations. Knowing your style will help you be more effective in dealing with conflict. 

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