4 new product lines
Research and development skills not mentioned.
Good marketing skills
2 new product lines (research)
3 new product lines. ( development )
High development skills
Ability to manage strategic changes
Well-developed corporate strategy
Based on the information provided about the trait approach in Table 2.1 and 2.2, if you were Sandra, who would you select? We would select Thomas. The case outlines Thomas as having integrity, honesty and respect of upper management. His tenure has lasted 10 years, and he has contributed to the release of 3 new products to the market. We think Thomas’ skills and assets depict that of a leader more so than Alexa or Kelsey. All three seem to be worthy candidates, but the skills and assets of Alexa and Kelsey seem to focus more on elements of comfort and creativity. Thomas seems to have shown these same attributes through his achievements at GLF, and has the tenure and the respect of his colleagues to support it.
In what ways is the trait approach helpful in this type of selection? By focusing exclusively on the leader traits, the organization can be provided with a deeper and more intricate understanding of how the leader's personalities are related to the leadership process. In such a way, it is possible to identify the leaders on the ground of his or her personal traits of character. Also the traits are measurable in the trait approach, so this makes evaluating possible candidates for the position (director of research) easer....
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