During your interview you experienced a variety of leadership styles, roles, and traits. After reviewing the Background readings and the scenario, prepare a 3-page paper which addresses the following. Make sure that you support your narrative with the readings and cite your sources.
- Of the three people you met, who would you work best with?
- Conversely, of the three people you met, which one would you not want to work with/for at all?
- For each person in 1 and 2 above, what characteristics struck you as positive and negative? Please frame your response around the following characteristics:
- leadership styles
- other indicative details
What combination of leadership style, role, and trait is best for the following business situations? Please explain your responses for each situation.
- A company with routine and lightly skilled job functions.
- A company with highly skilled—even dangerous—job functions (toxic waste handling or heavy equipment operation).
- A company preparing to disrupt an existing market with ground-breaking technology.