Influence Processes


Influence Processes
You have been encouraged by a colleague to write a brief article about “CEOs and presidents” for a management journal. You have decided to compare the leadership styles of three leaders: Andrea Jung, Indra Nooyi, and Brenda Barnes. Using the Library, the Internet, and other course materials, write a 4-5 page document via Word that elaborates on the following:
In your article, provide the following:
• An introduction to the concept of influence processes
• A summary of the various types of influence processes and the factors that can affect them
• An analysis of the processes used by the three leaders: Andrea Jung, Indra Nooyi, and Brenda Barnes. Identify the processes that the leaders and top management team (TMT) are using to impact the organization. Use the downloaded template to organize your answers (you can copy the table from this browser window and paste it into your Word document). Please enter into each cell in the table how that leader is using that particular influence method (if applicable).
Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa. Please ensure all necessary information needed for proper APA references is available including PUBLISHER, CITY AND STATE WHERE PUBLISHED.



Influence processes refer to the ways that leaders use to provide the necessary strategic leadership necessary for the day to day management of their organizations. The top management of an organization is expected to offer strategic direction other than get involved in the day to day management of the organization. Business theorists agree that leaders are capable of adapting their professional style to that of the organization’s culture or they may attempt to shape the organization shape to fit their style. Essentially, five influence processes have been isolated as some of the most visible and common practices among leaders. The five processes are; use of direct decisions (Nahavandi, 2006), resources allocation (Schein, 2004), reward systems (Schein, 2004), role modeling or own behavior (Schein, 2004) and selection and promotion of other talented leaders. Whichever process they use, leaders decisions in a great way impact the direction of their organizations as well as influence their employees’ motivation and conduct (Nahavandi, 2006).To offer a fair difference between the processes, this study will briefly outline each process and how it’s practiced.