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Managerial Leadership

1. Problem identification

In my opinion, finding a problem in such ***** case study is strictly related to whether you agree with the LMX theory or not. In this sense, stimulating a cert*****in part of your personnel may be considered efficient ***** less efficient, in which case there may 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 which he is using t***** in-group personnel is that he "doesn't have to do it himself" or because ***** ***** reticent about stepping up front. This *****esn't seem to me to be a leader-like attitude. Using in-group people for certain jobs ***** ***** directed towards increasing the overall efficiency rather than covering up for *****self as leader.

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

2. M*****nage*****nt practices and behavior

***** is quite clear that Jim Madison prefers to delegate most of his work, especially to a few trusted employees that he has formed a speci*****l relationship with. This may 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.

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

3. ***** Analysis

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

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

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