Share
Explore BrainMass

Leadership

Part I
Choose two contemporary, effective leaders, the first from a large for-profit corporation, and the second from a small for-profit entrepreneurial company. Then explain why each leader is effective, and compare and contrast each one's leadership style. Finally, argue whether each one's style would be as successful in the opposite setting. For example, how good of a leader would Art Levinson, Genetech CEO, be as president of Griffin Hospital? Take a stand. Why or why not?

Part II:
Choose two contemporary, effective leaders, the first from a primarily national for-profit corporation, and the second from a multinational for-profit company. Then explain why each leader is effective, and compare and contrast each one's leadership style. Finally, argue whether each one's style would be as successful in the opposite setting. For example, how effective would the Griffin Hospital CEO be as Starbuck's CEO? Take a stand. Why or why not?

Solution Preview

STEP 1
Two contemporary, effective leaders;
From large for-profit corporation: Genetech CEO Art Levinson:
He is a charismatic transformational leader. He uses a participative style:
The employees are drawn to him.
He has created a culture where anyone can easily talk to him.
He has created channels of communication where employees can complaint to him and send him feed back about the company.
He uses and communicates the vision, goals of the company and strategy to motivate employees and drive them to the 2010.
He consolidates his charisma by taking several measures like playing pranks with employees in good jest. For example, the top managers joined with him to make believe that the company was actually going down the drain.

From small for-profit entrepreneurial company: BlueView Castings, CEO Glen Hurley.

Glen has an authoritarian style of leadership.
1. He does not mix a lot with the employees but they interact with their supervisors;
2. He recruits his employees at salaries a little above the market rate and expects the employees to accede to his wishes.
3. It is common to hear him threatening employees when they have not been able to meet his objectives;
4. He fires employees when they do to meet his productivity targets;

Glen tells his employees what he wants done. The number and weight of castings he wants done in a day is specified He runs a small casting ...

Solution Summary

Leadership is discussed in great detail in this solution.

$2.19