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Use table 16-2 to evaluate the extent to which Lynn Tilton displayed the characteristics associated with being a good leader and good manager.

Lynn applies several of the leadership characteristics listed on Table 16-2. The first one demonstrated in the case study is understanding and using power and influence. When Lynn was asked by Tony Brown is she was going to strip and flip the company, she came back with a witty answer that she only stripped and flipped men, and that the companies she deals with is placed at at a higher level. She truly understands and manages her power in a positive way. If Lynn viewed her projects as flipping and stripping, it would reveal that she was only in type of industry for selfish reasons (Kreitner
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To what extent does Tilton display situational approaches toward leadership? Explain.

Tilton displayed situational approaches toward leadership by changing from trading debt with her own money to taking control of the companies whose debt she was acquiring to maximize her profit. In addition she is a leader in the movement to make the United States a manufacturing country once again. Tilton believes that becoming a manufacturing country is an important step to reestablishing the dominance (Kreitner & Kinicki,201, pp.36-37).
Kreitner, R. & Kinicki, A. (2013). Organizational Behavior. 10th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp.36-37

Lynn's leadership behavior is inspirational and motivational. Lynn is able to motivate employees of failing companies enough that they buy into her programs and turn the companies around. Idealized influence is best exhibited by the fact that the United Steelworkers Staffer Duane Lugdon is quoted as saying the workers at the Maine paper plant thought “she’s just human and honest with people. I don’t say that about many CEO's (Kreitner & Kinicki,2013, p.37). Individualized consideration is illustrated by her bonding with a worker at her MD helicopter plant in Arizona with earthy jokes and her detailed knowledge of metal alloys and machine-tools.

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