Leadership: Putting it all Together

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An aggressive, ambitious manager that displayed coercive power would use her authority to push employees into fearing for their jobs. Ellen was the executive secretary for the Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield who felt it was time to be more than just a secretary. She wanted to be a manager, she went to the Vice President (her boss) explaining how she could organize a secretarial pool that would benefit the company by having everything centralized and create a faster more efficient team. The Vice President approved her suggestion and promoted her into management. She then took over a group of secretaries on the 7th floor consisting of four ladies and the executive secretary for the President of the company. After she was in management for a couple of months she felt that she wanted to have more secretaries included on her team, so she went back to the Vice President and talked him into letting her acquire the purchasing department’s secretary too. She received the approval and I was moved immediately to the secretarial pool. That was the day my great satisfying career, developed into nightmare. When I was the secretary for the purchasing department I enjoyed the atmosphere and the team work. The job or career was the light in my life and my boss Tamara at the time was a great leader, she was committed, worked hard, and valued the company and the people around her. Not once did I ever fear to keep my job, because I was an asset according to Tamara. Then Ellen acquired my position for her team, and the difference in management was totally night and day. I now felt threatened through impossible deadlines, information written about me in my work file and daily occurrences of not meeting her standards. It was ... ... middle of paper ... ...r people. Works Cited Buhler, P.M (2007) Managing the Millenium, 00395854, Vol. 68, Issue 7 retrieved from EBSCO Clark, D. (2010) Character and Traits in Leadership, A Big Dog Little Dog retrieved from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html Kelloway, E.K, Sivanathan, N., Francis, L. Barling, J. (2004) Poor Management, 05-Barling.qxd, p. 89 retrieved from http://www.sagepub.com/upmdata/5012_Barling_Chapter_5.pdf Washington State Department of Labor & Industry (2011), Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know, Sharp Safety & Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, April 2011 Report # 87-2-2011, retrieved from http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/research/files/bullying.pdf
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