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  • Stefanie Ng

    December 27, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Which interviewer do you think you would work best with? Why do you prefer the leadership styles, roles, and traits they demonstrated?

    • My preference would be to work with the CFO as my working style is similar to his. For me I can work most efficiently when all are well-organized and planned in detailed ahead of time

    • There is not enough information on the CFO to describe his exact leadership style but based on his Military background, he may possess a combination of both Servant leadership as well as Transactional.

    Transactional Leadership: Providing clear directions and holding subordinates accountable for their actions. This leadership style is effective in the chain of command work structure. To me this is a productive way to get work done.

    Servant Leadership: Extreme dedication to the service of others before themselves. It is effective because leaders embody the characteristics of empathy and acceptance, a sense of community and a calling to serve others.

    What combination of leadership style, role, and trait would be best for the following business situations?

    1) A company with routine and unskilled job functions.

    Autocratic Leadership: Due to lower-level skills job, focus is on greater productivity under leader’s supervision.

    2) A company with dangerous job functions (toxic waste handling or heavy equipment operation).

    Bureaucratic leadership: Due to higher risk in work environment, leaders need to strictly adhere to the organizational rules and policies. Also, they make sure that the employees/team also strictly follows the rules and procedures.

    3) A company preparing to disrupt an existing market with ground-breaking technology.

    Transformational Leadership: In an environment that supports innovation, leaders can encourage creativity, adaptability and problem-solving.

    4) A company preparing for an IPO.

    Transformational Leadership: Employees need to adapt and change their ways of working as a listed company will have a stricter rules and compliance to adhere to, Leaders can inspire and push them to meet their goals.