human resource

A Nice Manager Case Study

Many human resource professionals choose human resources because they want to help others. Sometimes, their helpfulness can lead to avoiding necessary discussions. This case study gives a common scenario and allows you to consider how you will engage in this scenario from a human resource perspective.

Use The Leadership Experience to read “A Nice Manager” under Leadership Development: Cases for Analysis at the end of Chapter 4, and respond to the following:

  • What does nice mean to you? Do you think nice is a good trait for leaders or the kiss of death? Why?
  • If Harry is passed over for a promotion, what role would you see the human resource professional has in providing feedback versus his direct manager?
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