You are a middle manager for a company and are planning a training session for your supervisors on effective versus ineffective leadership. You know from past training sessions that the use of real-life examples (from personal, work, or current events) is an effective way to transmit your message.
You decide to start your training session using a real-life example.
Research and discuss a leader, executive, or manager who is famous for theory X, autocratic decision-style methods. Include the following information:
Based on your research, describe the executive's experiences. How would you assess his or her leadership style, skills, and results? Do you endorse this leadership style? Why or why not?
Relate this to people you have observed in your own personal experiences (at work, at places of worship, in the news, etc.) in leadership roles, and give at least two examples of practices that these individuals used which seemed to be very motivational and inspirational to the workforce. Was there any downside to these individuals using these methods in their leadership style?