Leadership Style Interview for a Company’s Interview

Resources: The Art and Science of Leadership, Ch. 4 & Ch. 6 and Leadership Newsletter Template.

Select someone in a leadership position at your organization or at a local company where you might seek employment. This individual could be a director, manager, supervisor, or CEO of the organization.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word profile of the individual that you interviewed for your company’s newsletter, and include the following:

  • Identify the individual and their position within the company, and briefly describe the organization.
  • Interpret the individual’s leadership style based on the Five-Factor personality model, and offer one or more examples of the management and leadership roles of this individual.
  • Explain one incident where this individual had to solve a difficult problem or situation because things did not go as planned.
  • Describe the lessons that she/he learned from being able to problem solve, even when what she/he had been taught did not work.

Format your profile in the form of a newsletter (the final format may vary depending upon the company’s style; please feel free to use either the provided template or to check the Internet or Microsoft® Word for additional newsletter templates).




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Doug McMillon is the president and chief executive officer at Walmart stores Inc. he has worked for the company in his entire career, having joined Walmart in high school at a summer associate level. McMillon had led Walmart’s Sam’s club from 2005-2009 before he was promoted as the organization’s fifth CEO in 2014. Dough McMillon portrays a lot of qualities in his leadership style, which is one of the core factors behind his massive success and promotion up to the CEO level,

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