Tough Guy

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Tough Guy Case Study
Read through the article, we know that Jeremy Frazer, an associate at the investment bank called Hudson Smith Gordon, was confronted with a challenge. He knew that investment bank is such competitive and cruel field so that he would meet and work with people with different personalities: aggressive, ambitious, and arrogant. He never thought that one day he have to deal with person like Chip Mazey, the vice president of the company, who was known his poor personal skills. For Chip Mazey’s bad manners, Jeremy Frazer’s excitement was diminished quickly during their first meet. Afterwards, he knew that many peers had experienced Mazey’s disrespectful behavior. Nevertheless no one had ever tried to challenge him for his special position in the firm, resulting in an ever worsen working environment.

To find the answer why would Mazey act the way he does, firstly we have to analyze Mazey himself. Mazey was considered as a solid banker at Hudson. In the field of investment bank, only those who are outstanding, diligent, think different and focusing on every detail could be a solid bank, which means the numbers of solid banks are very few. In terms of Mazey is such a capable financial specialist, he is so arrogant and self-oriented that he only trust his decisions and indifferent to others’ voices. That is, his special position and his character made him act the way he does.

As a leader, Mazey should undertake the responsibility to support his subordinates in the accomplishment of the common task. According to the theory of the leadership grid, the leadership of Mazey may probably locate in the (9, 1) area, which means that he heavily emphasis on task and job requirements and least emphasis on people. Mazey is an arbitrary and overpowering leader who regards people as tools. However, investment banking is not similar…...

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