BUAD 304 - Chpt 4 Case Incident 1 The Rise of the Nice CEO

BUAD 304 - Chpt 4 Case Incident 1 The Rise of the Nice CEO...

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Ted Tao BUAD 304 09/17/08 Homework #1 1). Sutton in correct in his statement about the type of personality needed for CEO to succeed in their jobs. In this case, especially it can be seen that “nicer” CEO definitely have the advantage because of their personalities. By building trust, friendship and likeability CEOs such as McNerney and Immelt was able to gain the patience and faith of those they were working with, thus allowing them allotted times to fix certain problems and make their mistakes much more forgivable in the eyes of their peers. However contrast this to Nardelli’s case, where he clearly was not out to make friends, made it difficult for people to work under him. Thus allowing for his peers to wish for his failure and eventual termination, and now giving him a chance to redeem himself. 2). According to the personality-fit job theory it is extremely important that a person’s personality fits the job that they are applying for. The theory stresses that a personality
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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BUAD 304 - Chpt 4 Case Incident 1 The Rise of the Nice CEO...

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