Authority Essay Examples

Power Works Best When It Is Seen Least

Power is define as the capacity of an individual to influence others, tempt others to persuade and encourage others to obtain specific administrative goals or to engage in specific behaviour (Cangemi, 1992). According to French and Raven’s (1960) there are five bases of power which can be divided into formal power and personal power (Robbins,… View Article

The Promise of Protection Under His Authority

In his book Under Cover: The Promise of Protection Under His Authority, John Bevere advocates the notion that under an authority which is divinely established, there exists a secret place made of protection, liberty and provision intended for the people of God. 1 Bevere shares personal examples of why rebelling against divine authority becomes the… View Article

Argument by Authority

The first part which presents an argument by authority is the opening – “According to repeated nationwide surveys, more Doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette! ” Though it does not directly relate the authority of the doctors in cigarette smoking, it is suggesting that even doctors, who are supposed to be health conscious, are… View Article

How Different People Behave in the Presence of Authority

The survey and behavior study was conducted in a finance office branch of the United States military. The office is comprised of both military and civilian employees as well as several different races and nationalities. A short written survey was conducted in order to discover how the military versus civilian personnel behaved in the presence… View Article

Authority in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

On the surface, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest seem like two very different films. Loneliness is filmed in black and white and takes place in an English borstal school; Cuckoo’s Nest takes place in an American psychiatric ward and is presented in color. Dig a little deeper,… View Article

Knowing Minds Is A Matter Of Authority

The idea or the concept that I wanted to discuss which I find most interesting is the poem “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. I find it interesting because of the details on how he described things around him. He mentioned seeing trees of green and red roses and he can even see them… View Article

RTI Act Case Study

In spite of the fact that India has won its battle of independence in the year 1947 making democracy its weapon, unfortunately, the truth was something else. The power was handed over to the politicians and democrats, not to the common man then. There were multiple instances to question the right to information as it… View Article

Obedience to Authority

The article is focused on how people think about and react to authorities. The author in particular chronicles his own experiences and a stranger’s experiences in terms of defying authorities and obeying authorities. But at the end of the day, the author admitted that even when defiance to the authorities can be a principled move,… View Article

Leadership in organizational behavior

Leadership is the process of influencing people and providing an environment for them to achieve team or organisational objectives. As a property, Leadership is the set of characteristics attributed to those who are perceived to use such influence successfully. Leadership involves neither force nor coercion. It is widely believed in the world of business that… View Article

Critical Review – On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis

Everywhere you trip is where the treasure lies. While looking for a book for my class assignment I bumped into tremendous amount of them talking about leadership. Why there are so many? Why has leadership received so much attention? Which one I have to pick? Why we study leadership at all? Isn’t it what coming… View Article

Cultural Differences and Emotional Intelligence

During an the assessment of several countries, values of open-mindedness, inclusion, respect and tolerance are more likely to be attained within a prospectus that encourages the increase of Emotional Intelligence (EI). In this research paper, the role of EI in determining leadership effectiveness was reviewed to explain emotional characteristics specific to five countries: Nigeria, Mexico,… View Article

An Examination of Power and Politics in Organizations

Abstract Many studies have examined the affects power and politics have on organizations. In researching The University of Phoenix’s Online Library and current web sites information shows that power and politics dominates the work place and organizations more than any other personal skill. In order to lead one must have power to influence, set and… View Article

The key elements of political system

Authority, legitimacy and power are among the key elements of any political system. Therefore, they have been topics of much debate across the ages with various schools of thought contributing to political science thus shaping the discipline into the structure we know today. The first of the three elements, authority, can be defined as the… View Article

The Concepts Of Power, Authority & Legitimacy

The political arena in modern times is often times fraught with dissension, treachery and agendas which are set in place only to forward individual means. These circumstances are not coincidental or without reason; in fact they are reminiscent of many conflicts across ages. Politics as a science has thus evolved through series of theories which… View Article