Yet the cultural moment represented so much more than a...... ...avoid putting the competitive edge at risk and ensure the profitability of products on a long term. These two are interconnected attributes tied to the behavior of superiors over subordinates. A traditional leader might exploit or rely on prevailing practices. 6). Weber identified this extraordinary attribute as ‘Charisma’ whereas Robert Bierstadt called it leadership and not an authority at all. It high lights why legal rational authority is the best way of authority for any professional run organization. Charismatic authority can be defined as the power legitimized by exceptional, unusual, and extraordinary personal abilities which inspire devotion and obedience. SYLVAIN SORIN Based off of Max Weber, he believed that a B was a type of administrative structure developed through rational-legal authority. People respect traditional authority because “It has always been that way.”. To excise authority, consent is needed. The profitability of businesses within the industrial structure depends on the following forces: Competitive rivalry within the industry; Threats of new entrants; Threats of substitutes products; Bargaining power of customers; Bargaining power of suppliers. It can be argued that authority is used to excise social control (McLaughlin, 2008) and even that we, as humans, need authority in order to live (Seligman, 2003). The dreams of the founding fathers were present, the echo of Lincoln’s consequential Presidency were present, and certainly the dreams and speeches of Dr. King were front and center in this cultural moment. Some authors have defined power as domination over others (Hobbes, 1651) while others defined it as a passage to achieve goals (Parsons, 1963). Threats of new entrants (Beetham 1991, pp. First, there was a trend of increasing professionalism within bureaucratic organizations. 1. Authority as a source of knowledge can come in many forms including but not limited to: We make use of such authority almost everyday in both our personal and professional lives. These include allegations of: As a woman of faith, I place ultimate authority on God and the Bible (although interpreting them is often challenging). However, his conclusion was ‘an assumption of inherent conflict between the professional or the professional group and the employing organization appears to be unwarranted.’. Shareholders want dividends, employees want raises. • • • • Stakeholders compete for the resources that an organization produces. That’s my belief. RATIONAL- LEGAL AUTHORITY Rational-legal authority (also known as rational authority, legal authority, rational domination, legal domination, or bureaucratic authority) is a form of leadership in which the authority of an organization or a ruling regime is largely tied to legal rationality, legal legitimacy and bureaucracy. David Beetham has sought to reformulate Weber's description of legitimacy while maintaining its role at the heart of social scientific inquiry. It comes from unwritten rules that are maintained over time. Charismatic renewal has been a common theme of diverse religious movements in ‘primal societies’ and in the industrial societies of Europe and North America. 1. Turner, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001. Legitimate authority is that which is recognized as legitimate and justified by both the ruler and the ruled. While emphasizing the importance of tradition, Weber never proclaimed that traditions are absolute. Jordan’s response could offer us a glimpse into the reality of his experiences. Parents rely on teachers to provide knowledge of their children’s progress in school. These groups come to a consensus on certain key operatives, even though they may leave some wiggle room for fringe controversies. I think the bottom line is authority is often practical, useful, and it provides the possibility of obtaining knowledge, but it should be used, whenever possible, in conjunction with other ways of acquiring knowledge. The essay will then proceed to show how legal rational authority is the most rational type of authority by highlighting its advantages and disadvantages then comparing it with the other forms of authority and then a fitting conclusion will be given at the end. This form of authority is the one that is grounded and clearly defines laws with explicit procedures that define the obligations and rights.