Interview – Cruella GoAway
In choosing a manager to interview with whom I am familiar, but not ideally someone that I admire or aspire to emulate is due to her very autocratic leadership style and is a highly disliked legal services manager whose name for this paper’s purpose is Cruella GoAway. Instead, it is the hope to educate and communicate more effective and modern leadership theories and techniques learned through continuing education, and coach her into developing an aptitude that will easily flex and embrace change now and in the future if she desired to lead that way. Economists predict that continual change in every way will be the future key to continued sustainability and industry competitiveness for organizations.
During the interview it was discovered that two years ago, Cruella GoAway was a semi-retired manager, 61-years-old, married, no children, but a two dog household when she was told about a manager position that opened up at No-Name Insurance Company 1 (hereinafter “NNIC1”) for which she applied. She knew of this position from a few attorneys already employed at NNIC1 and with whom she worked previously at No-Name Insurance Company 2 (hereinafter “NNIC2”). Her previous experience was seven years as office manager to an outside insurance defense law firm that exclusively worked for NNIC2. The law firm took on more work than they had staff to do the work and individuals began to jump ship due to the unreasonable demands, overload of work, and under coercive management. The company finally offered her a semi-retirement package to retire and leave the firm. It was a year after her semi-retirement that she was informed of a legal services manager position at NNIC1 in-house legal depar...
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...oals is to complete my degree in Organizational Leadership, take communication classes to become more familiar with talking in front of people, lead by example and with passion. Continue to push for diversity (across and up and down) to keep it balanced, create a fun and educational environment to learn in – even through mistakes, and help others to be successful and become the best that they can be in every role they may play in their life.
GoAway, C., (2013). Interview with Cruella GoAway.
Robbins, S.P., De Cenzo, D.A., & Coulter, M. (2013). Fundamentals of management (8th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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