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Submit an expert opinion, detailing what you think Michael's next steps should be. Your opinion should address these questions:

? What dependencies exist? Think not only in terms of Michael's workplace, but also, his home.
? Do Michael's colleagues demonstrate legitimate or illegitimate political behavior? Explain.
? What should Michael do about the China opportunity? Why?
? What should Michael do about the open position for President of U.S. Operations?
? Does Michael have any power in this situation, and if so, what type(s) of power?
? How can Michael improve his political edge? Provide at least two or three solid suggestions, including power tactics, for Michael to use.

Include an outline of an ethical political strategy designed to help Michael secure and excel in the job you think he should pursue. Your strategy should identify three political moves, all of which would give him an advantage in either getting the U.S. job, or for making the most of a new job in China. Feel free to borrow from or expand on the ideas proposed by your fellow experts in the case study (citing these experts where necessary).

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This guide will discuss the opinion of the writer in regard to Michael Feldstein and the situations and opportunities that currently surround him.

What dependencies exist? Think not only in terms of Michael's workplace, but also, his home.
Michael's dependencies appear to be power related. He has worked his way up through the business, which is admirable, but his dependency is the hunger to succeed. This hunger could put a strain on his home relationship further, as his wife as already altered her career for his. By the phone conversation between Michael and his wife, it is apparent that she is not too favorable on the thought of moving to a foreign communist country where English is not the main language. Michael sees it as an advancement opportunity, and the hunger dependency persists. He focuses on advancement first, all other factors are secondary.

Do Michael's colleagues demonstrate legitimate or illegitimate political behavior? Explain.
Both. Danielle has been demonstrating legitimate political behavior. She has been trying to connect with Michael for some time now. She has properly reached out to him and he has ignored or made excuses to not meet with her.

Francesca Reynard, category manager for U.S. rums and one of Michael's direct reports, has demonstrated illegitimate political behavior. She has been listening to gossip, spreading gossip and this is unethical for someone in such a position.

Albert Joffroy, a buddy of his from finance, is also practicing illegitimate political behavior. Albert is not at liberty to repeat what he knows and by repeating what he has heard and what he has knowledge of puts the companies interests at risk. How? Albert's information might not be correct. By him stating such a statement to Michael, this statement might upset Michael ...

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This solution will discuss the opinion of the writer in regard to Michael Feldstein and the situations and opportunities that currently surround him.

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