Week 3 – Discussion 1
Managing a High-Performance Team
While surfing the Internet, you encounter this note posted in your favorite discussion group: â€œHelp! I have just been assigned to head a new product design team at my company. The division manager has high expectations for the team and me, but I have been a technical design engineer for four years since graduating from college. I have never â€˜managedâ€™ anyone, let alone led a team. The manager keeps talking about her confidence that I will create a â€˜high-performance team.â€™ Does anyone out there have any tips to help me master this challenge? Help! [signed] Galahad.â€ As a good citizen of the Internet, you decide to answer. What message will you send out? Use and cite the course textbook in your initial post. Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ postings.
Week 3 – Discussion 2
Explain and document the relationship between power and influence. Support your perspective with two resources (in addition to the textbook) and provide an example from your work experience of the power/influence relationship. Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ posts.