(solution) Write a reply of at least 200 words to at least 3 of your

(solution) Write a reply of at least 200 words to at least 3 of your

  1. Write a reply of at       least 200 words to at least 3 of your classmates? threads. You should       expect to answer questions posed within each discussion thread. Student       interaction is key to success in this course. 3 replies each one is 200 words each.

Social Networks
Definition: Social Networks are defined as ?Social structures of individuals or social
units that are connected through one or more forms of interdependence.? (McShane, Glinow,
2015).
b.
Summary: After reading the article The Underestimated Importance of Personal
Networking, it helps to show the power networking has in society.
c.
Discussion: This articles brings up some very significant points about why social
networking is such a great tool to use. According to the article, the average American is
connected to approximately 634 contacts (Stamp). When looking deeper into this, we can see
how important this small fact really is. When searching for a job, most people just talk to their
friends to see if there are any openings in their area. While this is good, they are most likely
connected with the same interests you have or most of the same people. This is when the theory
of six degrees of separation comes into play. According to Whatis.com they define the six
degrees of separation as ?Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be
connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more
than five intermediaries (Rouse, 2014). With this being said, we can look at the significance of
how connected we can become to someone successful. Using this theory, if someone networks
with people directly out of their social circle, they will be more likely to connect with a person
that can get them the job they want or into specific group. Social networking also helps to bring
people together by sharing common interests and using that as a medium in growing the
connection. If two or more people find a common interest in fishing, they will most likely find it
appealing to continuing talking with those people. What social networking comes down to is the
old saying, ?it?s not what you know, it?s who you know?. According to Bob McIntosh, ?80% of
today?s jobs are landed through networking? (McIntosh, 2012). This statistic is astonishing! Most
people do not realize just how important networking with other people really is and it could quite
possibly get you the job of your dreams!
d.
Biblical Integration: It is crazy to think that even in Bible times, there was social
networking. When looking at the scriptures to see how social networking was present, we can
actually just look to the whole Bible. In almost every single book of the Bible, we see the
connections that everyone had with each other. One great verse that shows that we are stronger
when we are connected together is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It states that ?Two are better than one,
because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But
woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie
together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail
against one who is alone, two will withstand him?a threefold cord is not quickly broken?
(ESV). Even though this was written over two thousand years ago, it can still be applied
perfectly to our everyday lives.
a. Definition: Organizational Behavior notes, ?The capacity to influence others
on the basis of an identification with and respect for the power holder. It is
also associated with charisma. Charisma is a personal characteristic or
special ?gift? that serves as a form of interpersonal attraction and referent
power over others.? (McShane & Von Glinow, 2008, p. 290).
Summary: The article entitled ?The Dimensionality of Charisma? written by
Jane Halpert (1990) discusses how referent power and charisma are
connected but only one is measurable. The author asserts that after a study of 106 students, the power of influence built in a charismatic personality is
impossible to measure. Referent power is measurable using ?existing scales
with known psychometric properties? (Halpert, 1991). There are nine
charismatic effects that can be reduced to three dimensions: expert power,
referent power, and job involvement.
Discussion: Halpert determined that charisma is immeasurable. By
definition, it is a ?gift? ? an unknown ?it? factor that cannot be fully
explained. ?Empirical studies of charisma are sparse and there is little
agreement among them on conceptual and operational definitions? (Halpert,
1991). A person can have expert power and be respected but not have
charisma or referent power. The main component in referent power and
charisma is influence and interpersonal skills. Halpert?s study showed that
?Charismatic leaders will have job-involved followers? (Halpert, 1991). The
influential qualities of referent power and charisma can be used in a variety
of methods. Referent power items include ?I want to keep my superior
pleased with my work because?? (Halpert, 1991). Expert power is
effective, but referent power and charisma can influence others to affect
change. A quick Google search of ?famous charismatic leaders? produces
results such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi,
and Mother Theresa. Jesus influenced others?but so did Hitler and Satan.
Influence is power manifested in charismatic and referent empowered
people.
The power of influence is a battle ground in our daily lives. It
surrounds our thought life, the way we speak, act, what we watch, and
ultimately contributes to the people we become. The motivational qualities
of an emotional movie or a triumphant speech impacts our hearts more than
our minds. Charisma, unlike expert power, directs our hearts – in doing so
prompts our human nature to blindly follow without reason or understanding.
Have you ever listened to a speaker and was moved to tears or encouraged
to make a change? The influential properties of charisma were probably
involved. ?From an applied standpoint, charisma had traditionally been seen
as an interesting phenomenon, but one that did not lend itself to
manipulation or investigation? (Halpert, 1991).
The primary purpose of Christianity is to influence others toward
salvation. Christ encompassed charisma and referent power as did His twelve
martyred disciples. The charismatic qualities of a living God should be
emphasized in His followers. ?And what you have heard from me in the
presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach
others also? (2 Timothy 2:2 ESV).
Definition: Organizational Behavior notes, ?The capacity to influence others on the basis of an
identification with and respect for the power holder. It is also associated with charisma.
Charisma is a personal characteristic or special ?gift? that serves as a form of interpersonal attraction and referent power over others.? (McShane & Von Glinow, 2008, p. 290).
Summary: The article entitled ?The Dimensionality of Charisma? written by Jane Halpert (1990)
discusses how referent power and charisma are connected but only one is measurable. The
author asserts that after a study of 106 students, the power of influence built in a charismatic
personality is impossible to measure. Referent power is measurable using ?existing scales with
known psychometric properties? (Halpert, 1991). There are nine charismatic effects that can be
reduced to three dimensions: expert power, referent power, and job involvement.
Discussion: Halpert determined that charisma is immeasurable. By definition, it is a ?gift? ? an
unknown ?it? factor that cannot be fully explained. ?Empirical studies of charisma are sparse
and there is little agreement among them on conceptual and operational definitions? (Halpert,
1991). A person can have expert power and be respected but not have charisma or referent
power. The main component in referent power and charisma is influence and interpersonal
skills. Halpert?s study showed that ?Charismatic leaders will have job-involved followers?
(Halpert, 1991). The influential qualities of referent power and charisma can be used in a
variety of methods. Referent power items include ?I want to keep my superior pleased with my
work because?? (Halpert, 1991). Expert power is effective, but referent power and charisma
can influence others to affect change. A quick Google search of ?famous charismatic leaders?
produces results such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, and
Mother Theresa. Jesus influenced others?but so did Hitler and Satan. Influence is power
manifested in charismatic and referent empowered people.
The power of influence is a battle ground in our daily lives. It surrounds our thought life,
the way we speak, act, what we watch, and ultimately contributes to the people we become.
The motivational qualities of an emotional movie or a triumphant speech impacts our hearts
more than our minds. Charisma, unlike expert power, directs our hearts – in doing so prompts
our human nature to blindly follow without reason or understanding. Have you ever listened to
a speaker and was moved to tears or encouraged to make a change? The influential properties
of charisma were probably involved. ?From an applied standpoint, charisma had traditionally
been seen as an interesting phenomenon, but one that did not lend itself to manipulation or
investigation? (Halpert, 1991).
The primary purpose of Christianity is to influence others toward salvation. Christ
encompassed charisma and referent power as did His twelve martyred disciples. The
charismatic qualities of a living God should be emphasized in His followers. ?And what you have
heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to
teach others also? (2 Timothy 2:2 ESV).