The Business Advanced . Page: 44. 1) 1. The quality that I value the most in a parent is certainly the patience. The quality that I value the most in a teacher is the knowledge, and the creativity. The quality that I value the most in a sport teacher is the leadership and their encouragement. The quality that I value the most in a driving instructor is patience and also the encouragement. 2. I don’t have any big experience in managing people, although I am part of a bowling team we decided to make all decisions together. Some times I manage my friends when we have to do some work group together. 3. I believe that I would be a great manager because I like to share experience, and I would be please to share tasks with my subordinates. I would like to delegate. 2) 1. I believe that some times they know they are disliked, so they increase their abrasive and aggressive behavior, it is a snow ball. 2. In my opinion you can “get to the top” being disliked, the real question is for how long they will stay in the top. 3. Field Marshals: Aggressive bosses that get things done , but attack their subordinates if they don’t do things correctly. Street fighters: as the name suggest they fight for what they want. Rebels: in general have personal achievement. Dr Jekylls and Mrs. Hydes: seems to me that this sort or managers are loved by their bosses and hated by their subordinates. 4. My ideas were pretty close to the ones written in the article. 3) 1. To soften the problem 2. This style work for him most of the time 3. They don’t care how the work will be done 4. Extremely controlled persons 5. Very anxious personal 6. It means that they can do both ways. 4) 1. C 2. A 3. E 4. B 5. D 6) 1.Tony Lee’s suggestions are very practical; if the managers want to improve I think they can do it.
2. a) selling or coaching b) telling or directing c) participating or supporting 3. a) Probably the Amiable will stop doing his job while working with the Driver. b) I believe that the Analytical will just agree to the Expressive and will never explain, what he want. c) The Expressive will make his thoughts understanding, his ideas, personality, opinions and values easy to be understood by the Driver. So the Driver will have to tolerate so both managers can restart working together. 4. Collaborating is different because you don’t have to do concessions. When you compromise with something you have to make concessions. 5. I find more interesting Hersey & Blanchard’s model because it calculates narrow management attitudes according to an employee’s experience and skills, while the others models only shows different kinds of management personality. Page: 46 1.1.
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5. as though/ as if 6. while/ whereas 7. as soon as / the minute 8. whenever/ when 9. since/ because 10. like/ just as 3) Section 1: Two employees are chosen to work on a special project, so they are given their brief. Since they are from different departments, they do not know each other. Despite that, they are expected to quickly work together in order to come up with a business plan for their new target market, which includes a twoweek deadline. Section 2: When the boss is in the room they seem to get on well, but in private they are suspicious of each other. Jasmine, whose key idea is to focus on a persuasive ‘hearts and minds’ strategy to organically grow sales, is an outgoing person, whereas Lee seems to be a rather private person. Since Lees’s plan involves an ‘in your face’ TV led campaign aimed at growing sales fast, Jasmine argues that it would be prohibitively expensive and too unsubtle. Section 3: Halfway through the first week, communication has apparently broken down because the two employees cannot find any common ground to move forward. Whereas Jasmine insists on discussing their differences, Lee is more concerned with the dead line, provided he wants to quickly get on with the task itself. Than they agree to work independently on separate plans. Section 4: Things come to a head in the middle of the second week, as Jasmine argues that Lee is being too secretive, assuming that he is not sharing his idea. As soon as it is said, Lee responds by accusing Jasmine of trying to control him all the time. Section 5: Lee argues that Jasmine’s plans will not work, supposing her plans to build brand recognition organically through local initiatives would take too long. Since her plans wouldn’t work, eventually Lee persuades Jasmine to go with his plan. Section 6: When the day of the deadline comes, Lee realizes that their plan is actually quite weak, once the television network is too fragmented. The advertisements would not easily reach the target consumers, but it is too late to change anything.
Section 7: As soon as the marketing director arrives, she takes one look at the plan and realizes it is nowhere near ready. Then, she blames both participants. Section 8: The minute the marketing director leaves the room, the participants launch into a heated argument over who is to blame. When the marketing director returns to collect her papers, she witnesses the employees shouting at each other. Than, she gives them each a written warning. 4) 1. I believe that hey are both responsible. 2. It could be avoided if they communicate better. 3. I believe that they could talk to each other, apologize for their shouting and then work together on a better plan. 5) Marketing Manager, I would like to apologize for my behavior during the two last weeks. My colleague and I didn’t act according to the expected. We should have talked more with each other to come up with a plan. I believe that Lee’s privative behavior not made the communication better. I hope we can work on our difficulties and improve Lee’s plan together.