the final decision and that shows his leadership style very much fit in to democratic leadership style.Moreover, his leadership style can also be described under ‘Team Management’ (high on both concern forpeople and results) style of leadership, which is considered the most effective style and is recommendedbecause organization members works together to accomplish tasks. This was explained in Exhibit 1.1-The Leadership Grid which was produced by Blake and Mouton of the University of Texas.EXHIBIT 1.1 The Leadership Grid
Should BJ Carter decide to join the race? Why or why not?1-Situation and the problemBj Carter and Chris Carter are siblings and business partners. Carter Racing is in a difficult situation indetermining whether to enter the upcoming race at Pocono. In the event of a favorable performance CarterRacing stands to gain a $2 million sponsorship with Goodstone Tires that could finance Carter Racing toadd another car next season. On the other hand, if they suffered another engine failure, Carter Racingrisks losing an existing oil contract worth $800,000 and a $2 million sponsorship with Goodstone Tiresthat is critical to next year’s race season. In this case, BJ Carter has to make a decision under pressureabout whether to race or not in Pocono race.2- AnalysisIt needs whole bunch of additional information to make one calculated informed decision other thaninformation provided in the case study. Information such as cost it might incur to get a placement fromPocono race in the next season, possible costs involved to get bounce back if there is an engine fail duringthe race, the additional sponsors it might attract if they can finish the race in the top five. This informationis vital to make one sound decision but it is possible to make rational decision with the given informationtoo. When deciding to run in Pocono race, the Carter brothers need to analyze several aspects of thesituation to make the decision that will be most beneficial for their business. 2.1 Correlation between ambient air temperature and gasket failurePat Edward, the mechanic, predicts that the gasket failures that lead to blow up of engine are related lowambient air temperature. However, Chief mechanic Robin Burns, who is an experienced mechanic who isbeen on the field for almost 20 years and his expertise reasoning is against the Pat Edward’s view on thismatter, who is by profession an engineer due to his contribution made to the field for the past 10 years butnever had a professional training of the position he was holding. Moreover, he shared his opinion basedon his gut feeling that engine failures are related to the low ambient air temperature. According to the
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