Misbehavior of Ceos

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MAN 5266 – 1

Management of Professionals

Week 05








Case 8.1: The (Mis) Behavior of Successful CEOs Leads to Their

Departures











Wilfredo C. Ilagan


Everest University Online






Abstract



This paper is an analysis of a real world case as it relates to the learning about managing misbehavior. The Case 8.1, “The (Mis) Behavior of Successful CEOs Leads to Their Departures,” requires answers to the following questions:
• “To what degree do you believe the behaviors of the featured CEOs constituted "misbehavior" and that reactions of the boards were correct?” (Ivancevich, J.M., Konopaske, R., & Matteson, M.T., 2014).
• “If you were on a board of directors, what factors would you consider in the selection
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He deliberately used the company’s funds to afford that affair and this should not be the character of a true and ethical leader. It was just fair for the board to find another reason, other than sexual harassment, to force him to resign.

Brian Dunn
This CEO agreed to resign amid investigation into his 'personal conduct' (Bustillo, 2012). A probe was made by the board into his conduct as a married man accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 29-year old female associate (Ivancevich, et al, 2014). This affair did not only show poor judgment on his part but as well as impacting negatively the work environment of Best Buy. It was just appropriate for the board to let him go.

The common denominator among these great and very capable CEOs is a woman. Just like President Bill Clinton’s much publicized, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky" (Steven Nelson, 2013) affair and the recent CIA Director David Petraeus’s resignation after his confession of an extramarital affair, these CEOs succumbed to that saying, “For every man’s victory or defeat, a woman is behind”. It can be argued that this is a “normal” behavior or a typical pitfall for ordinary men to fall in love with another woman. The huge difference is that the position…