Week 5 Leadership 2 - team. On the other hand, if you...

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5. I found another quote from the case absolutely amazing. “If you hang people who try to do something that doesn’t quite work, you’ll probably get people who don’t do anything.” What an amazing concept that may help management build more effective teams. In my company it seems to be frowned upon to have ideas. You are told what to do and basically expected to follow it blindly even when you know it is going to blow up in your face. Management asks us for feedback and shoots it down in the same sentence. This is not a very effective way to run a
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Unformatted text preview: team. On the other hand, if you encourage people to take appropriate risks to serve the greater good of the company, you should praise them for trying, even if it doesn’t go quite as they planned. I would rather have innovative thinkers who are always looking for a more effective or productive way to get the job done, instead of someone who is going to cut corners and then do nothing for the rest of the day. I really like FedEx’s approach and hope that someday I can work for an effective leader such as Frederick Smith....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course MGMT GM533 taught by Professor Truscio during the Fall '10 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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