Your uncle owns a midsized manufacturing business for which you worked between high school graduation and college. You were involved in many nonmanagerial operations, from distribution to manufacturing experience. As a new graduate, you seek employment.
Your uncle has offered you a position as the new product development project leader. If you accept this position, you must address the following concerns:
Revenue on the business’ standard products has dropped significantly in the past 3 years. There are no new ideas on the horizon. No one is leading project managers. The last project leader left the business because of conflicts with peer managers and immediate supervisors.
After careful consideration, you accept the job offer.
Write a 1,750- to 2,450-word paper and address the following concepts:
Basic leadership skills you need to succeed Methods you use to build effective relationships with superiors and peers What role you will play regarding participatory management in the business