Roger Dreanan And Caroline Regis: Leadership Analysis

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Roger Dreanan and Caroline Regis are caught in a power struggle as both leaders and followers. After Gemini Systems’ merger into Excel Systems, Dreanan, the new CEO wishes to integrate Gemini’s old way of manufacturing into Excel. This directly targets Regis’ job as vice president of manufacturing. This conflict challenges both individuals as their qualities intertwine. Dreanan is the type of leader to value efficiency over relationships. Regis, on the other hand, sees the importance in relationships while simultaneously doing her job effectively. Regis must answer to Dreanan, but she holds a valuable leadership position herself, and must decide whether to exercise her followership or leadership (Mayo & Roberts, 2015). Both parties would benefit …show more content…
“Regis believed that there were many benefits to having manufacturing tightly integrated with engineering,…” (Mayo & Roberts, 2015, p.6). Due to this belief, she sees more benefit in keeping the manufacturing system the way it was before, and not changing it. She attempts to persuade Dreanan of this through a presentation on the current system, and how the benefits of the other system are dramatized. She does this for her team even though many fellow employees warn against it because she feels she needs to practice the leadership in order to do what is best for those under her …show more content…
The two have vastly different personalities: Regis is sociable and hardworking while Dreanan is calculated and domineering. They do, however, share the qualities of persuasion and analysis. If Dreanan accepts Regis as a part of his team for the foreseeable future, the two would be capable of settling their initial differences. Regis will likely run into more dilemmas that challenge her as both a leader and follower, and Dreanan will need to work on his people skills. Excel Systems will benefit from the dynamic group of individuals running the operations. The current climate will cease as all mergers are difficult, and carry many difficult decisions with them in their

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