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Chapter 2 Case Study: “D. L. Woodside, Sunshine Snacks” (p. 60 of the textbook) Read the case study and answer the following three questions. 1. What traits does Woodside possess that might be helpful to him as he assumes his new position? What traits might be detrimental? 2. Would you consider Woodside a people-oriented or a task-oriented leader? Discuss which type of leader, people-oriented or task oriented, you think would be best for the new research director at Sunshine? 3. How might an understanding of individualized leadership theory be useful to Woodside in this situation? Discuss your answer. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as a source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. PART 2. Chapter 3 Case Study: “Alvis Corporation” (p. 93 of the textbook) Read the case study and answer the following three questions. 1. Analyze this situation using the Hersey-Blanchard model and the Vroom-Jago model. What do these models suggest as the appropriate leadership or decision style? Explain your answer. 2. Evaluate Kevin McCarthy's leadership style before and during his experiment in participative management. 3. If you were Kevin McCarthy, what would you do now? Why? Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as a source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
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