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16.16: Discussion: Leadership

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  • You have yet to meet with the folks in Finance at Informational Systems as part of your consulting work for Workplace Solutions Consulting, so you contact the admin for the CFO to set up a meeting. You are told that the CFO is on travel, but you could meet with the Director-level people the next day. At that meeting you get the three Directors in a conference room where they proceed to open up and share their frustrations with working with the CFO. They state that she is difficult to work for because she doesn’t listen to anyone and makes all decisions without consulting them at all.

    Discussion Prompt

    What type of leadership is the CFO displaying? What are the benefits of this type leader? What are the limitations? Under what conditions would this type of leadership be successful?


    Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

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    Submit your initial response 0 pts
    No post made
    2 pts
    Post is either late or off-topic
    5 pts
    Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
    5 pts
    Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
    No response to peers
    2 pts
    Responded to only one peer
    5 pts
    Responded to two peers
    5 pts
    Total: 10 pts
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    • Discussion: Leadership. Authored by: Robert Danielson. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution