Essay on Matt Leeds

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Matt Leads Saturday, 27 September, 2008 8:22 PM How did Matt Leads get into the situation? Background: Current situation: bored, lack of responsibility and frustrated with his relationship with his boss Dan Lyle and colleague eleanor swift. A bias from his boss Could he have done anything differently to help himself Are there things he should ve done that he didn’t? Any key mistakes? Matt leads personality Saturday, 27 September, 2008 8:31 PM Background : • Settled for chicago because of family. • Chose Danner over Right away because of too much concentration and responsibility over marketing. Personality • Action oriented person • Indecisive about what he wanted • Narrow focused on training • He…show more content…
(subject to prejudice) • Groom consultants to be promotable See multiple and overlapping responsibilities. Will give rise to politics. Wrong assignment of responsibility- client relationship. Profit maximization: staff efficiently, maximize the bill for each consultant staffed . Consultant challenges: • Work efficiently in different areas at different stages of engagement • Difficult to develop close working relationships Team /Office Saturday, 27 September, 2008 8:30 PM Dan's Lyle personality: • Background: assistant buyer to buyer over past decade. • Only been in the company for 18 months and now an Engagement manager. Probably did not know his role completely. • Harvard MBA confirmation bias. • Didn’t have an MBA. Might have felt threatened. Esp because of the hiring policies lately. • Set himself clear that leeds has to prove himself. But didn’t tell what he had to do. • Intelligent and articulate. Swift's problems: • Mass merchant to marketing and then into consulting • No MBA • Strong personality and slightly boastful? • Aggressive no-nonsense, absolutely no patience for politics. • Tried to establish control by attacking leeds on MBA. Perception of a strong personality • Stormy exchanges. Office: 20th floor, sophisticated Politics existed within engagement managers and consultants Project Fashion Mart Maintained by Matt Hopper Saturday, 27 September, 2008 9:24 PM First project
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