Power & Politics Final Exam
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Please answer each question separately. Page limit: Approx 3 to 4 pages, double spaced, 12 points, plus optional exhibit/s if needed.
Q1. Compare the approach to power, taken in the book Power: Why some people have it and others don’t,to the class approach a la the Power Paradigm with its trifurcation of power into position power; expert power; and relational power with its further division into network power and referent power. What are the key similarities and differences between the two approaches? (1 to 1 Â˝ pages)
Q2. Please refer to (a) class discussion (b) cases (c) readings in packet and (d) those posted on BB on managing oneâs boss, subordinates and peers. Based on your understanding of these, develop a career progression roadmap for yourself, starting from where you are career-wise, right now, into the future, preferably till your retirement. Try to pull in ideas such as power audit, constituency map, structural holes and the power progression model and integrate it into your discussion.
Discuss how this road map for your career growth is the best for you in terms of
(a) a power perspective a la the class paradigm on power and
(b) a fit perspective (skill fit, fun fit & value fit) covered in the reading Must success cost so much.
(Approx. 2 pages plus as many exhibit/s as you deem fit to tell your story )
An airline knows that 5 percent of the people making reservations on a certain flight will not show up. Consequently, their policy is to sell 52 tickets for a flight that can hold only passengers. What is the probability that there will be a seat available for every passenger who shows up?
On a multiple-choice exam with three possible answers for each of the five questions, what is the probability that a student would get four or more correct answers just by guessing?
Suppose X has a binomial distribution with parameters 6 and . Show that X = 3 is the most likely outcome
A ball is drawn from an urn containing three white and three black balls. After the ball is drawn, it is then replaced and another ball is drawn. This goes on indefinitely. What is the probability that of the first four balls drawn, exactly two are white?
Suppose three fair dice are rolled. What is the probability at most one six appears?