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Leadership in Action: Getting to the Source: Four Perspectives on Leadership by Patricia M. G. O'Connor, David V. Day

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THE STRONG INDIVIDUAL (SOURCE ONE)

The interviewee speaking here is the manufacturing company's executive vice president of finance.

It's pretty clear to me that this is the CEO's call. He started this company from the humble surroundings of his apartment seven years ago. He knows the company better than anyone. Although I'm sure he would be open to input—and of course I'll advise him on the financials—it has to be his decision, not only whether we should consider a merger but also who we should ultimately align with. The board holds him accountable for the company's performance. He is who the employees rely on to make the company number one. They are committed to his vision and they work together to make it happen because he has always chosen ...

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