Topic 1: The Communication Process
In the communication process, four major styles have been identified: passive, aggressive, assertive, and passive aggressive. Which one of these styles best represent the behavior you would practice in your organization? Explain your answer.
Topic 2: Various types of Power
Compare and contrast the various types of power listed in the Reading: Position power, coercion power, reward power, expert power, and charisma power. How do leaders and managers use these sources of power in the performance of their duties?
Topic 3: Personal Relationships
Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of supervisors being close friends with their subordinates. If you were the head of a criminal justice organization, would you allow close personal relationships or attempt to persuade your supervisors to refrain from being close with their subordinates? Justify your reasoning.