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SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION



MODULE :   Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams (M5)

DATE :   June 2012


EXAMINER :   Dr E Schmikl

EXTERNAL EXAMINER :   Prof P Gerber

DUE DATE :   19 July 2012

CASE: THE RISE OF THE NICE CEO

Source:   Robbins, S P and Judge, T A. Organizational Behavior, 13th Edition, Pearson International Edition, 2009.

“I hereby declare that this assignment is entirely my own work, and that it has not previously been submitted to any other Higher Education Institution. I also declare that all published and unpublished sources have been fully acknowledged and properly referenced. This includes figures, tables and exhibits. Where modified by me, this has also been indicated.”



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Executive Summary



This paper discusses Professor Sutton’s view that being nice is really important in today’s workplace even in the CEO suite. The assignment comprises five questions related to a succession case at General Electric in the year 2001 where senior executives, Jeff Immelt, Bob Nardelli and James McNerney were possible candidates for replacing CEO Jack Walsh.

The concept of strategic leadership and definitions of some leadership theories were used to evaluate the case and provide answers to the five questions. The Five Factor Model has also been used to provide further clarity to some of the questions.

As a result it has been found that it is indeed important to change attitude and become nice to others in the work place. The contrasting personalities of the three executives (Immelt, Nardelli and McNerney) were examined under three leadership theories; Trait, Style and Contingency. A comparison of entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurial managers was made by the use of the Five Factor Model.

In conclusion it has been found that it is indeed necessary to make use...

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