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Rock Star or Shooting Star? (B)
Isabella, Lynn A.; Maiden, Stephen E. Case OB-1199 / Published February 27, 2017 / 1 pages.
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Product Overview

Set in an investment firm, the A case presents the president going through a review process with the firm's portfolio managers. By all accounts Fred Silverton's financial savvy and skills had helped turnaround the staggering mutual fund company's success. The case runs through issues and actions directly involving Silverton. Despite Silverton's success, there were some who were alarmed over his approach to human capital. Nonetheless the president considers Silverton in the race to lead an offering expansion. As the president goes through Silverton's behavior at work, she has to decide if there is a problem or if Silverton is just walking the line enough for concern. Does Silverton see he has a problem regarding the impact of his behavior on others? The one-page B case has Silverton's former analysts providing examples of his behavior that move way beyond assertiveness, reaching contemptuous and aggressive hostility.

Learning Objectives

Understand that when bad behavior is acceptable, tradeoffs are made; recognize difference between assertiveness and aggression; consider techniques to deal with overly aggressive colleagues; work on developing appropriate assertiveness; and develop an awareness that your behavior impacts others.

  • Overview

    Set in an investment firm, the A case presents the president going through a review process with the firm's portfolio managers. By all accounts Fred Silverton's financial savvy and skills had helped turnaround the staggering mutual fund company's success. The case runs through issues and actions directly involving Silverton. Despite Silverton's success, there were some who were alarmed over his approach to human capital. Nonetheless the president considers Silverton in the race to lead an offering expansion. As the president goes through Silverton's behavior at work, she has to decide if there is a problem or if Silverton is just walking the line enough for concern. Does Silverton see he has a problem regarding the impact of his behavior on others? The one-page B case has Silverton's former analysts providing examples of his behavior that move way beyond assertiveness, reaching contemptuous and aggressive hostility.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Understand that when bad behavior is acceptable, tradeoffs are made; recognize difference between assertiveness and aggression; consider techniques to deal with overly aggressive colleagues; work on developing appropriate assertiveness; and develop an awareness that your behavior impacts others.