The New Vice President

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INTRODUCTION Case 13 : The New Vice President Jennifer Treeholm, the former Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs was appointed interim Vice President for a 3 year term at Mid-West University by the newly appointed President of said University. After the interim, the President reluctantly appointed her the role of Vice President of the University. Jennifer has devoted her entire career to Mid-West U. She was initially hired as an Introductory History instructor. While teaching history, she earned her PH.D and was appointed Assistant Professor and as time progressed she was promoted to Associate Professor due to her popularity and excellent teaching ability. Over time, she would become actively involved in various activities on…show more content…
Always put one fine line between leader and subordinates, as to gain their respect. Lack of leader soft skill communication. She’s maybe good in her earlier task – administrative, reporting and others. It might be different, after Jennifer accepts the offer and now it’s all about building up the level of confidence towards her. As it can be done if she has good communication skills apply. But in actual fact, Jennifer tries to please and take care of other people, had trouble in planning, organizing and managing her own time. Since Jennifer was the senior person in the campus and first female interim vice president that has been appointed to this position, she should already understand the organization culture and try to adjust herself with the new culture, gain ‘trust’ from others especially from the new president and others team members. To lead is to influence others. Jennifer needs to influence the president and others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how they can work as a team to accomplish the campus objectives, mission and vision. Q 2: What would you do if you were in her position? Change the mind set Understand the objective mission and vision of Mid-West U. As a leader, Jennifer should always bare in mind what are the objectives and work hard to achieve it. It will be easier to materialize if everybody knows the exact reason and what the objectives of the organization
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