04 Nov Lesson Plan: Power Styles Comparison Grid
Every human being must use a form or forms of power in their life in order to accomplish anything. We think of power as held by individuals who run Wall Street, climb Mt. Everest, or command armies, but the loving parent, the successful teacher, the talented artist, or the humanitarian leader conjure different, yet just as potent styles of power. We can easily learn to analyze the Power Styles of famous people, fictional characters in movies or literature, political and social leaders, humanitarians, sports figures, or even scientists.
1) In the chart above, place an X above each celebrity/famous person’s use of the Power Styles listed above their name. If you cannot find evidence of their use of a particular power, then leave that spot blank.
2) Once you have charted that celebrity/famous person’s Power Styles, go back and analyze whether you think they have used that style in a positive (P) or negative (N) way. Place a P or an N next to each X above their name. Take time to reflect upon each Power Style and how they use it. You may have some P’s and some N’s above the same person’s name.
3)In the space below, brainstorm some ideas you may have about why you think these famous people have decided to use the Power Styles they use in the way they use them. What is the result of their chosen Power Styles? What kind of Audience are they creating? Do you think this is the Audience or image they truly want? Do you think this will make them happy in the long-term? Why or why not? Use details.