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Unformatted text preview: Undercover Boss: Chicago Cubs Group Leader Tyler Gentry Group Members Brad Starkey Chris Eakins Jaclyn Cohen Paige Rafferty Andrew Cohoat Matt Hamilton Dan Peppler Daniel Williams Amanda Baron Brooke Cantrell Breanne Cantrell Kelsey Grady Elizabeth Richards CEOs and company owners may have learned their leadership skills through academic courses or specific training programs, but a truly successful way of understanding leadership is to put oneself in the shoes of their followers. After viewing the TV show, Undercover Boss, the co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, Todd Ricketts, has successfully demonstrated this principle. Ricketts exemplified both credible and ineffective leadership through his interactions with various employees in the Cubs association. Ricketts proved to be a credible leader through his accountability and genuine care for all the members of the organization. However, some of Ricketts leadership flaws were exposed when he failed to lead by example while directly working with his subordinates. It was evident that Ricketts was not in tune with the goal of the company. Throughout his journey, working every position the company had to offer helped Ricketts become re-inspired to be a more effective leader after viewing and experiencing the passion instilled in all of the employees....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course CSR 309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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