Hca 459 week 4 dq 1


Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1

Case Study: Authority and Leadership


   Review the details of the case Authority and Leadership: Rising From the   Ranks from your course text, and respond to the following questions:

  1. Identify the potential        advantages Julie might enjoy in becoming manager of a group of which she        has long been a member, and contrast these with the possible        disadvantages that might present themselves because she has long been a        member of this group. 
  2. Describe how Julie will have        to proceed in establishing herself as the legitimate possessor or        supervisory authority on the unit, and describe the sources and forms of        Julie’s authority. 

 Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a   substantive response to at least two of your peers. Using the sources of   power, influence, and authority, outlined in Chapter 12, discuss with your   peers the challenges Julie will face in her new role. How do you think she   will ultimately handle these challenges? If you were her, how would you   handle them?

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