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This paper presents a case study which discusses leadership and management styles within The Consolidated Life Company. It discusses the company's view on different leadership styles and looks at the clashes in management style that occurred due to varying perspectives and implementation of management. The paper ends with four short questions and answers on the issues that are relevant to the case discussed.
From the Paper:"Wilson was a victim of poor leadership and management. Many companies adhere to a strict corporate culture that ultimately dictates the type of managerial and leadership styles that are acceptable (Hill 396). Often, progressive methods are met with resistance from upper echelons as they tend to undermine the collective authority and experience found there. In this case, there is no information specifically relating to the corporate structure, but one can infer that the structure is similar to that of Greely since no interference is subjected from above that level. If Wilson had recognized the corporate culture and the significance of conforming to that culture, he may have been more successful in this organization. As an alternative Wilson may have stood more of a middle ground and carried more respect for regulation and rules. Wilson may have improved communication and repoire with Greely had he adhered to more of a stringent plan of action earlier in his career."
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Cite this Case Study:
Leadership Styles (2008, February 24) Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/case-study/leadership-styles-101323/
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