3. If you were Phil Jones' boss, what would you do now?
loyalty to his assistant Harmon Davis who lacked technical knowledge and had been passed over for the job. Woodside knows he needs to build good relationships with the team, but he was selected because of his record of accomplishment with new product development.Case questions and answers1.What traits does Woodside possess that might be helpful to him as he assumes his new position? What traits might be detrimental? Woodside has self-confidence, the degree to which one is self-assured in judgments, decision making, ideas, and capabilities. Woodside will need self-confidence to gain trustand commitment from Davis and the other employees at Sunshine. Woodside will need to initiate change and take risks. Self-confidence will help him face these challenges. He also has drive, high motivation that creates a high effort level by a leader. The people-pleasing trait might be detrimental to Woodside because he has to get the job done. He was hired to bring new products to market.
- Winter '16
- Dr. Stamm
- Ram Charan, Thomson Learning