Preparing for Skill-Development Exercise 2 Your instructor will tell you to select one, two, or…

Preparing for Skill-Development Exercise 2 Your instructor will tell you to select one, two, or all three of the following topics (influencing, power, and/or politics) for this preparation. To get what you want, you need to develop your ability to influence others and gain power through politics. It is helpful to read about these topics and how to improve your skills, but unless you apply the concepts in your personal and professional life, you will not develop these skills. This preparation covers three skills, each with two activities. The first activity is to develop a general guide to daily actions you can take to increase your influence, power, and/ or understanding of politics. The second is to think of a specific situation in the future, and develop a plan to get what you want. Use additional paper if you need more space to write your plan. Influencing Write down the influencing tactic that you are the strongest at using: . The weakest: . The one you would like to improve on: (it does not have to be your weakest). Review the ideas for using this tactic, and write down a few ways in which you will work at developing your skill. Think of a specific situation in the near future in which you can use this tactic to help you get what you want. Briefly describe the situation, and explain how you will use this tactic—-what you will say and do, and so on. Power Write down the one type of your power you would like to improve on: . Review the ideas for increasing this type of power, and write down a few ways in which you will work at developing your power. Think of a specific situation in the near future in which you can use this type of power to help you get what you want. Briefly describe the situation, and explain how you will use this tactic—-what you will say and do, and so on. Politics Write down the one area of politics you would like to improve on: . Review the ideas for using this type of politics, and write down a few ways in which you will work at developing your skill. Think of a specific situation in the near future in which you can use this type of politicking to help you get what you want. Briefly describe the situation, and explain how you will use this tactic—-what you will say and do, and so on. Doing Skill-Development Exercise 2 in Class Objective To develop your ability to influence others and gain power through politics. The primary AACSB learning standard skills developed through this exercise are analytic and strategic management skills—-students learn to achieve their goals by influencing others. Experience You will develop a general guide to daily actions you can take to increase your influence, power, and/or understanding of politics. You’ll also develop a plan to get what you want. Preparation You should have completed the preparation for this exercise, unless told not to do so by your instructor. Procedure 1 (10–20 minutes) Break into groups of three, with some groups of two if necessary. If group members developed plans for more than one skill area, select only one to start with. One group member volunteers to share first and states his or her preparation for influencing, power, or politics. The other members give input into how effective they think the plan is and offer ideas on how to improve the plan. After the first member shares, the other two have their turn, changing roles with each round. If there is time remaining after all have shared, go on to another skill area until the time is up. Procedure 2 (2–3 minutes) Each member commits to implementing his or her plan by a set time, and to telling the others how well the influence, power, or politics went by a specific date—-before or after the class ends. Name Date of implementation Date to report results Name Date of implementation Date to report results Name Date of implementation Date to report results Conclusion The instructor may make concluding remarks. Apply It (2–4 minutes) What did I learn from this experience? How will I use this knowledge in the future? Sharing In the group, or to the entire class, volunteers may give their answers to the “Apply It” questions

"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Order now and Get a Discount!