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  • Yee Mei, Rachel Chan

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    January 5, 2022 at 6:08 pm

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

    I would think working with VP would be best. I think VP is an authoritative leader.
    During interview, VP questions every answers to the very detail. This show that VP is curious and want to know the details of how the person perform the task. Also, in different scenario, how the person would handle or have experience before such scenario provided.

    I would also believe that when trust is gained with VP, the person do not need to continue provide such details then. VP will trust the person and have confident that the task will be completed by the person. VP will guide and set expectation for the task. In the background, he will monitor how the task was handle and perform. VP will step in when need to, to life the fog for the person. VP will help them see where the company is going and what’s going to happen when they get there.

    2a. A company with routine and unskilled job functions.

    Autocratic leadership will be best for this company with routine and unskilled job functions. This is because these unskilled workers require to follow the order and perform the routine task. The workers do not need to make decision.

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

    Laissez-faire leadership will be suitable for this company with dangerous job functions. This is because the jobs are delegated to team members and with little or no supervision require. As mentioned it is dangerous job, the job will require certain knowledge or experience with procedures to be strictly followed to avoid accident. Thus, the team members are highly skilled, experienced or well-trained and thus require little oversight.

    2c. A company preparing to disrupt an existing market with ground-breaking technology.
    Pacesetting leadership will be best for this company preparing to disrupt an existing market with ground-breaking technology. To be able to disrupt an existing market, and excel, require a strong and very driven leader that can set the bar high and push their team members to run hard and fast to the finish line. It will be stressful for the employees, as this leadership style is very effective in getting things done and driving for results.

    2d. A company preparing for an IPO.

    Transformational leadership style would be the preferred choice for a company preparing for an IPO. This leadership focuses on clear communication, goal-setting and employee motivation. The leader is driven by commitment to organization objectives. In preparing for an IPO, the company need to do IPO preparation process and thus require strong team containing good communication and goal-driven.