Power and politicking

APA Guidelines
Be sure to use APA format when citing your sources (including the text) when making your Discussion posts. This applies to both short quotations and paraphrasing.
Short Quotations
If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by “p.”). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.
According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 199).
Jones (1998) found “students often had difficulty using APA style” (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?
If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author’s last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation.
She stated, “Students often had difficulty using APA style” (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.
Summary or Paraphrase
If you are paraphrasing an idea from another work but not directly quoting it, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference.
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998).

Power and politicking
We discuss ethical considerations in organizational politics in one of your chapters this week. Reflect on what you learned about power and politicking, and discuss ethical dilemmas that exist in politicking (Chapter 15). What ethical issues have you seen at your organization as a result of power, influence, and politics?
NOTE: Remember that your discussion response must include the following:
1. A reflection on the concept we are discussing. Give us a summary of things you learned about this concept from your assigned chapter readings.
2. A thorough example/discussion to support your reflection.
3. A final statement that tells us what you take away from this week’s lesson.
4. Properly formatted in-text citations and references.
5. Strong grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
6. In total your discussion should be at least 275 words.
When responding to your peers, be sure to connect on both personal and theoretical level by reacting to what was said, supporting your reactions with scholarly sources (e.g., your textbook), and identifying potential additional concepts or communication strategies to consider. End your responses with open-ended questions to extend conversations.

Reading material: Chapter 15: Power and Politicking
Textbook:Interpersonal Skills in Organizations
Author: Suzanne C. De Janasz; Karen O. Dowd; Beth Z. Schneider
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education