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Competencies and span of control

1. Find two newspaper or online ads for management or executive positions. What leadership competencies are mentioned in these ads? If you were on the selection panel, what methods would you use to identify these competencies in job applicants? Be sure to cite your sources.

2. Administrative theorists concluded many decades ago that the most effective organizations have a narrow span of control. Yet, today's top performing manufacturing Firms have a wide span of control. Why is this possible? Under what circumstances, if any, should manufacturing Firms use a narrow span of control? Be sure cite your sources.

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1. Find two newspaper or online ads for management or executive positions. What leadership competencies are mentioned in these ads? If you were on the selection panel, what methods would you use to identify these competencies in job applicants? Be sure cite your sources. 400-500 words!!!!

First online ad: http://jobview.monster.com/Manager-Marketing-NIR-Analyzers-Job-Madison-WI-US-85580264.aspx
The first online ad was posted on Monster.com and is a job posting for a Marketing Manager in Madison, Wis. The posting is for a company called Thermo Fisher Scientific. The posting gives a detailed explanation of the skills and qualifications that they are looking for in a candidate, and that includes a number of the core competencies in leadership.
The posting asks for a candidate that possesses a high energy level with the ability to take initiative and the ability to delight customers. This would be the competency of passion and optimism, a leader who exudes positive energy. Another description in the posting asks for the job applicant to participate in teamwork oriented with collaborative style, which covers the competency of building the team. Great leaders will hire and surround themselves with talented people. A main competency of leadership is integrity and ethics, which is a foundation for a person to tell and do the right thing. The job listing asks for the candidate to show demonstrated proficiency of Thermo Fisher Scientific values, which are: integrity, intensity, innovation and involvement. It also asks that the candidate demonstrates role model leader characteristics, which are: to communicate openly and honestly, ...

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1. Find two newspaper or online ads for management or executive positions. What leadership competencies are mentioned in these ads? If you were on the selection panel, what methods would you use to identify these competencies in job applicants? Be sure to cite your sources.

2. Administrative theorists concluded many decades ago that the most effective organizations have a narrow span of control. Yet, today's top performing manufacturing Firms have a wide span of control. Why is this possible? Under what circumstances, if any, should manufacturing Firms use a narrow span of control? Be sure cite your sources.

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