Case Study: Individual's Traits SWOT Analysis

Pages: 3 (372 words) Published: March 1, 2014


CASE STUDY
BUS 601

Alexa Smith
STRENGTH
WEAKNESSES
TRAITS
4 new product lines
Research and development skills not mentioned.
Creative
Good marketing skills

Insightful
Good experience

Persistence
Good reputation

Determination

Kelsey Metts

STRENGTH
WEAKNESSES
TRAITS
2 new product lines (research)
Low experience.
Intelligence
Educated

Sociability
Good reputation

Influence

Thomas Santiago

STRENGTH
TRAITS
3 new product lines. ( development )
drive
Enough experience
integrity
High development skills
responsibility
Ability to manage strategic changes
Influence
Well-developed  corporate strategy
consistent
Good reputation

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....
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Lego case study analysis Essay
  • Internal Analysis and SWOT Analysis
  • case study Essay
  • Essay on MGMT591 Case Study Analysis
  • Case Study Lululemon SWOT Essay
  • Bizrate Case study- SWOT analysis Essay
  • Essay on Case Study McDonald's SWOT
  • SWOT Analysis and Tools Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free