Leader Power and Subordinate Engagement
A View from Below
About the Book
What would happen in organizations if leaders used their power to encourage the full participation of subordinates?
Every day we read about leaders who abuse their power in ways that discourage the full engagement of subordinates.
Douglas R. Bunker, an organizational psychologist, proposes ways managers can create positive relationships with their subordinates that promote exceptional performance. Learn how to:
• understand why subordinates accept or reject messages from managers;
• examine the underlying ethical and moral perspectives on power; and
• think differently about your own use of power
He also explains how to address the three fundamental needs of employees: agency, growth, and justice. When leaders and their subordinates work toward fulfilling these needs, everyone’s success will be enhanced.
Filled with case studies and research, this guide will help you transform your company culture, bolster communication, and reap rewards from Leader Power and Subordinate Engagement.
About the Author
Douglas R. Bunker is an organizational psychologist who has combined academic appointments at Harvard Business School and the University at Buffalo with an active consulting practice in organizational development to a variety of business, governmental, and health care organizations in the United States and abroad.