Issues at Nagasaki

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Leadership
The best solution to the near failure at Nagasaki would be to designate a well-experienced leader. Sweeney was clearly a novice and due to his lack of experience he did not have the trust and respect of his followers nor did he have a sufficient knowledge to be able to successfully complete the operation. He was lacking what seems to be one of the most important attributes of a leader: self-confidence, the loyalty of his followers, and the knowledge of the area. Thus, it caused the way the operation was unfolding. Therefore, the best solution to a given issue is to assign a well-experienced leader to execute the operation. He would have a greater sense of self-confidence due to his experience and ability to make quick decisions under pressure. The well-experienced leader would definitely have a greater area of knowledge which would also assist him in the decision making process. As a result, he would gain the trust and respect of his followers. And when the leader has the trust and loyalty of his followers, it creates a cohesive team which in turn leads to a better cooperation between the team members. There are of course some side-effects to this solution. The team might not be as accepting of a new leader which might create a tension. Also it is a very time sensitive issue, therefore assigning a new leader prior to the operation might not work out because the leader won’t be as familiar with his team and might not know how to approach them individually.

Influence
Another very important issue if the Nagasaki case was the influence. There were two mainstream of this issue: the influence Ashworth had on Sweeney and Sweeney’s inability to influence his team members. And the best solution to this issue is to have in charge a well-experienced leader who already has followers. To give this new leader an opportunity to build the team of followers will definitely put the issue of influence in balance. The experience earned with time will give a...
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