Top-level managers are an organization’s senior executives. Consider what you can quickly learn about Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, and describe (with proper citations) the responsibilities he clearly demonstrates and those he does not.
Frontline managers, often called operational managers, are lower-level managers who supervise the day-to-day operations of the organization. Thinking about these managers abstractly (as opposed to managers at any particular firm), outline the various duties of managers at this level. Then explain whether or not it’s important for a manager to be able to actually perform the tasks being supervised. Provide proper citations to any materials to support your belief.
Find a credible Web page for a company that has gone through the IPO (Initial Public Offering) process in the last 12 months (or is in the process now). Study its Web page and, using that information, describe how the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) apply to the firm, its founders, and any key stakeholders.
Consider the value proposition that warranted going public for the firm you selected for the previous question. Describe the specific skills you think an executive must have to deliver on the value proposition. Then identify one executive at that firm who appears to be at the center of delivering on that value proposition, and explain which of those skills he or she appears to have and/or lack, properly citing your source.