1. Interpersonal relationships between superiors and subordinates in an organization involve different kinds of power equations. In your opinion, arrange the 5 sources of power in order of importance, that are based on superior subordinate relationships in an organization. Justify your preference.
2. Performance of employees at the workplace depends on their personality traits. Describe the five major traits that most researchers agree upon and explain how they lead to meaningful workplace behaviour.
3. Mr. Ranveer Goswami, the current CEO retired from the organization and everyone bid him a very emotional farewell. He was a people’s leader and the team was going to certainly miss him. The young CEO Ms. Riya Talwar who was going to take his position had a tall task ahead of her. She was eager to implement the ideas she had in mind to expand the organization and was one focused leader, doing everything in her capacity to lead the organization to greater success.
a. Ms. Riya did not get the welcome or support she expected from the team. Her plans were not implemented with the same vigour that she had imagined? Which common organizational pitfalls in leadership are described in this scenario?
b. Correlating it to the above situation, explain how emotional intelligence would help the new CEO get the support she expects from her employees?