Disadvantages And Disadvantages Of Strategic Leadership And Management

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The relative disadvantages outweigh the advantages of having the firm’s CEO also serve as the firm’s Chairperson. When both roles are held by one person in a company, the structure may encourage unified leadership and management due to dynamic perspective. Although dual knowledge of company departments may enable a more strategic leadership, legislation demands a more balanced approach due to the financial crisis in the 2000s. Separation of the roles eliminates a conflict of interest in heavy decisions that can greatly effect the company, such as the firing of a CEO or executive compensation. Holding both roles prohibits success for the company, by separating the two, the company can remain ahead of the competition. Disadvantages of having …show more content…
It is the duty of the CEO to lead the operations of the company and it is the duty of the board to be aware of direction. Separation of the two roles can ensure a company is being effectively guided. Two different perspectives can strengthen effective feedback to the Board about the CEO and abuse of powers. Although the disadvantages highlight separation of roles because of management, shared roles of a chairman and CEO can enlighten the company with a unified knowledge. Having the responsibility of the day-to-day management and a position on the Board can lead a company to an increased level of operations. Some companies may feel confident their CEO is reporting the strengths and weaknesses of management and able to guide the company in an effective manner. Combining these roles highlights authority and the chain of command. Although it may seem more advantageous to continue to combine these roles for unified knowledge and potentially saving money, the CEO acting as his or her own boss will create a conflict of interest for the well being of the company. Preventing strained relationships on the board and in management is very important to companies in the banking system. According to Corporate Compliance Insights, “Prior to the financial crisis, several failed banks such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns employed unified Chairman and CEOs, a fact which has led to criticism of the unified role” (Sikes, Corporate Compliance Insights). Presently, only two banks, Citigroup and Bank of America continue to separate the roles while banks such as JP Morgan vote to stay unified to increase profits. Overall, the world leans towards separation because of fraud that is created in a unified

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