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Skills sought for good business leadership

Pertick and Quinn go on to identify different bypes of leaders based on skill sets. There are four groupings or sets of skills listed on page 213 of their text.

  • Technical Skills . These include skills in quantitative and qualitative methods. Rakesh Khurana in his book, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands, points out that much of business research is divided between methods and principles taken from sociology and those taken from economics. One important import from economics is what has been termed by many as "homo economicus," the view described above that human beings are rational self-interest maximizers and, therefore, incapable of altruistic actions or motives.
  • Interpersonal skills . Quinn and Petrick are quite interesting here. Their list includes “emotional expressivity, sensitivity and control, social expressivity, political sensitivity, control and manipulation, affective communication, and persuasiveness.” These strong social skills would not be as important for engineers and other professionals but are essential for business leaders, especially managers. Consider some of the interpersonal skills deployed using the ethics tests we have studied this semester. This would include role-talking and empathy deployed in the reversibility test, imaginative projection of experience as deployed by the harm test, and the ability to imagine and project a moral exemplar into a concrete situation, a skill deployed in the publicity test.
  • Conceptual skills . These include “anticipation of changing trends and opportunities, diagnostic analysis of problems, integrative prognosis of ongoing improvement and/or problem resolution, proficiency in conceptualization of complex and ambiguous relationships, creativity in idea generation and articulation, and sound logical reasoning.” This seems to overlap considerably with the problem-solving framework that we have studied this semester: problem specification, solution generation, soluting testing, and solution implementation.
  • Administrative skills include “effective work organization, prioritized operational obligations, efficient and timely in-basket processing of information, rapid routine decision making, constant monitoring of performance, solid control of financial resources, and sharp attention to detail.” Assigning work tasks, for example, would draw heavily from non-linear, systems thinking. One would have to integrate such variables as areas of expertise, ability to get along with other members of the team, current and previous work assignments, expertise and how this expertise complements the backgrounds of the other members of the team.

Argument that business leadership is built on moral leadership

    Argument that a bad human cannot be a good leader

  • Premise 1 . To argue that a bad person can be a good leader is to relegate leadership to effectiveness, i.e., a good leader is someone who gets things done, no matter what.
  • Premise 2 : But this separates means from ends and reduces leadership to devising means to predetermined or pre-established ends.
  • Conclusion 1 : But this contradicts the lists presented above that leaders have vision, inspire others, and take responsibility for their actions. It also contradicts the idea that leaders envision ends as well as devise means.
  • Conclusion 2 : If an argument leads to a contradictory conclusion, then it must be rejected and its contradictory affirmed in its place. Hence, business leaders not only are efficient but they are also morally good.

Questions & Answers

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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