Rudi Gassner Essay

780 Words Dec 7th, 2013 4 Pages
1) Evaluation of Rudi Gassner as a Leader
Rudi Gassner is a very effective leader. His leadership style can best be described as a transactional one although he also displays some qualities of transformational leadership. His transactional leadership characteristics are displayed decision to prepare a yearly business plan for each Managing and Regional Director. His focus on clarifying goals and providing rewards and bonuses contingent on performance is a typical behavior associated with transactional leaders.
He also had displayed the four key sets of leader behaviors associated with transformational leadership, namely: inspirational motivation, idealized influence, individualized consideration and intellectual stimulation. His great
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3) Evaluation of the Executive Committee Meetings
Basically the Executive Committee Meetings (ECMs) are not effective in achieving their intended purposes.
Strengths and weaknesses of these ECMs.
Strengths
-The Executive Committee Meetings have helped to create mutual respect and trust among top level executives.
-They have helped to prepare clear business plans for each region and country.
-Through the periodic performance review of each region, the ECMs have helped to create a healthy and constructive competition among Regional Directors.
-The ECMs have created an opportunities for the Regional Directors to influence Rudi on a one on one discussion outside meetings.
Weaknesses
-difficult for the members of the Executive Committee to influence Gassner and others because of his personality and the way he runs the meetings.
-Rudi Gassner usually dominates the meetings and doesn’t give a room for open debates on strategic issues…..difficult to convince him because of his rigid personality.
-It is difficult to reach us consensus because of the diversity of the members in personality, educational background, and with their respective regions interests.
-Members do not contribute effectively to global strategies partly because of the nature of the meetings (highly structured

4) Recommendations
-Rudi

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