Leadership and Followership: Case Study of Cher Wang

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Leadership and Followership: The Case of Cher Wang Introduction For this paper, the individual studied will be Cher Wang. She is the co-founder and chairperson of the HTC Corporation as well as VIA Technologies (Kovac, 2005). Her husband is in the same field, working as the CEO of VIA Technologies (Kovac, 2005). Her father was a wealthy individual in Taiwan for many years, and she was able to receive his guidance and help in order to ensure she was able to go to the United States to college. She was able to study at the best schools and attain a strong and valuable education, which set her up to get a good start in life. Being serious about her studies and interested in technology directed her steps. She attended UC Berkeley and received her Masters of Economics there in 1981 (Holson, 2008). HTC was founded in 1997, ten years after Wang and other founded VIA (Holson, 2008). In 2011 she was ranked as being the richest person in Taiwan, as she had a net worth of $8.8 billion USD. Her husband shares her ranking, and they were considered together in the determination of income (Holson, 2008). Wang's Effectiveness One of the most interesting things about Wang is her effectiveness. She is a true leader in that she is providing followers with someone they want to follow. Many people can claim to be leaders, but no one can really be an effective leader if they do not have people who want to follow them (Bartlett & Ghoshal, 1995; Bass & Avolio, 1994; Bechtell, 1995; Bogue &

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