Business Ethics Robert Nardelli

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Robert Nardelli was heavily criticized for his leadership style and methods he used during his tenure as CEO of Home Depot. Using your readings for this week along with outside research, describe his style of leadership and take a position on whether you feel his actions rose to the level of being unethical. Write a 3-4 page APA formatted paper, using a minimum of three references, Clearly describe Robert Nardelli’s leadership style in terms of Leadership Theory, incorporating the following theories within your paper: Trait Theory Behavioral Theory Situational and Contingency Theories State whether his actions were ethical or unethical. Cite the text material and research that support your position.

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Leadership style Robert NardelliStudent's NameInstructor's NameCourse TitleDateIntroductionIn the entire history, organizational landscape is very much competitive. Effective leadership has been aligned with core corporate strategy may serve like the powerful lever for attaining the success in the fast paced business culture. This report analyzes leadership of Robert Nardelli who has been the chairman and CEO of the Chrysler.Leadership StyleLeadership style of Nardelli may be mentioned as being the "task oriented", "directive" as well as "autonomous" and also "autocratic". This paper concentrates on his style when he had been Chief Executive Officer in the Home Depot. His tenure at the organization had been marked with the heavy handedness along with inflexibility. Around immediately after the Home Depot snared Nardelli, he has embarked on the aggressive plan for centralizing the control. He has neglected touchy feely stuff, enthusiasm of its people, the sense of humility prior his board, care of the shareholders. He had been maniacal of objectives, objectivity, achievements in between the boundaries of values of organization. He has invested a lot in the technology. He has also been willing to virtually measure each & everything in organization as well as holding the top managers strictly accountable for meeting numbers (Bob Nardelli. A good leader for Chrysler in its present plight?, 2007).He ran the organization efficiently for 6 years. But, growth h

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