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Managerial Leadership

1. Problem identification

In my opinion, finding a problem in such a case study is strictly related to whether you agree with the LMX theory or not. In this sense, stimulat*****g a cert*****in part of *****r personnel may be considered efficient ***** less efficient, in which case there ***** be a problem.

However, ***** several issues that should be discussing when referring ***** the way Jim is applying ***** LMX theory. First of all, the permanent and main reason for ***** he is using the in-group personnel is that he "doesn't have to do it himself" or because he is reticent about stepping up front. This *****esn't seem to me to be a leader-like attitude. Using in-gro***** people ***** certain jobs ***** ***** directed towards increasing the overall efficiency rather than covering up for yourself as leader.

***** second thing that should be discussed is related to compensation and motivation for the job. All of the rewards ***** in-group people get are appraisals, general recognition, a close relationship with the boss. In *****, we would expect this kind of compensations to be doubled by material ones, as well as by possible future promotions. ***** my *****, the forms of reward that ***** has *****en using may have a limited period of effectiveness.

2. Management practices and behavior

It is quite clear that Jim Madison prefers to delegate most of his work, especially to a few trusted employees th*****t he has formed a speci*****l ***** with. ***** ***** be seen as a positive practice, as we may consider that a manager's t*****k is, first of all, to organize ***** coordinate ***** than ***** actually do the work himself.

On the other hand, as I have already mentioned here above, Jim *****s to ***** one of those managers that wants to be involved ***** little as possible in everything that gets done, ***** he ***** ***** afraid ***** the blame he might take lest something goes wrong. T***** may be, in my opinion, a ***** personality trait that may take off some of the efficiency of the methods he is using

3. Problem Analys*****

As I have ***** *****fore, this particular organization is not necessarily having a *****. ***** am *****serting ***** because none ***** the indicators ***** may show *****re is a problem are present. Indeed, the company is functioning efficiently, the public and clients benefiting from the services provided are sat*****fied and, just as important, the employees ***** satisfied, both with their positions ***** the way they see themselves in the *****. It is clear that the people **********g with Jim ***** are sat*****fied ***** the way he is performing as a supervisor.

*****, it m*****y be t***** case that this is only momentary. It ***** difficult to believe that the ***** in the in-group will re***** content with the rewards they are receiving for ***** extra *****. There ********** to be no sign that in the ***** this ***** change and it is difficult to keep people

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