Read chapter 4, answer the following case and answer the questions followed
Gary is a senior manager at a well-known automotive company. He is brilliant, and everyone who knows him believes he has the potential to achieve great things. His primary strength is strategic thinking; colleagues say he has an uncanny ability to predict and plan for the future.
Gary has advanced in the organization, however, his dark side has become increasingly apparent: He often lashes out at people, and he is unable to build relationships based on trust. Gary knows he is intelligent and tends to use that knowledge to belittle or demean his co-workers. Realizing that Gary has extraordinary skills and much to offer the company in terms of vision and strategy, some of his colleagues have tried to help him work past his flaws. But theyre beginning to conclude that its a hopeless cause; Gary stubbornly refuses to change his style, and his arrogant modus operandi has offended so many people that Gary’s career may no longer be salvageable.
Every company probably has someone like Garya senior manager whose IQ approaches the genius level but who seems clueless when it comes to dealing with other people. These types of managers may be prone to getting angry easily and verbally attacking coworkers, often come across as lacking compassion and empathy, and usually find it difficult to get others to cooperate with them and their agendas. The Garys of the world make you wonder how people so smart can be so incapable of understanding themselves and others.
Questions for Group Discussion
1. Using the Behavioral Checklist, what is Gary lacking in EI?
2. Is there any hope of salvaging Garys career? What are the alternatives?
3. Can his EI be developed and enhanced?
The word document has pictures of chapter 4.
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