Positive Leadership Case Study

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Assessing positive leadership traits is very essential to acknowledging a good leader. The following positive leadership traits are, “Task competence, interpersonal competence, intuition, traits of character, biophysical traits, and personal traits” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p. 469). From examining the facts within the case study, I believe that Lynn Tilton displayed many if not all of the positive leadership traits. Furthermore, she was highly intelligent and knowledgeable and therefore displayed task competence. This key trait was shown in the case study in how she displayed her comprehensive thorough knowledge of metal alloys and machine tools (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Moreover, Lynn had “intelligence, dominance, self-confidence,…show more content…
466). Lynn Tilton was highly self confident, especially, in the manner in which she dressed. Additionally, she was not afraid of being true to herself and she continued to embrace the art of of being a woman, sassy, and sexy. She continually enforced that she was “all woman” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p. 491). Lynn was committed to achieving her set goals; Much of her identity and success resulted from turning around failing businesses. Even more amazing, she was a woman in a what was considered a “man’s business”. However, that did not make her uncomfortable or timid, she proved that she was capable of accomplishing big things and being able to interact just as much as her counterparts could. Essentially, she made her visions a reality and turned dying dried out businesses into…show more content…
Her remarks or replies to certain individuals could come off as demeaning, depending on how it is perceived by some. For example in the case study, she made a comment of “ It 's only men that I strip and flip” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p. 491). In my opinion, I feel that could come off as a negative connotation and possibly rub some individuals the wrong way. It could possibly make them look at Ms. Tilton in a different light. Another negative leadership trait is that she is controlling and has the need to control things. To me, this proved that she wanted things her way or no way. She wanted to be the one that determined every aspect of the day and the business. This also proved that she lacked delegation skills and incorporating others ideas or opinions. Furthermore, this trait demonstrated the lack of

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