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Chapter 1 Closing Case Jumpin' Jack Flash

1. What management skills did Jack demonstrate as a marketing manager at the travel products company? What management skills did he demonstrate as a VP at the consumer products firm?
As a marketing manager at the travel products company, Jack was able to demonstrate a few management skills that helped in his success at the company. He was able to show his technical, conceptual, diagnostic, and decision making skills, and not to mention, his ability to plan, organize, and lead, also helped him to come up with a new product. These skills enabled Jack to excel in this position with the company.
As vice president of a consumer products firm, Jack was able to spot promising items in the company’s new product pipeline. Because of his ability to monitor and evaluate the products, as well as his technical and conceptual abilities, Jack quickly gained the attention of upper management at the company. This time Jack showed a great deal of decision-making skills that are required at all levels of management. However, it is required more at the top-level of management. A manager must be able to make quick and correct decisions. He must also be able to implement his decision wisely.

2. Should Jack have taken the special assignment offered him by the consumer products firm? What kinds of skills was the president of overseas operations thinking about when he offered the assignment to Jack?
In my opinion, Jack should have taken the special assignment offered to him by the consumer products firm. The upper management of the company were impressed by Jack’s current management skills and wanted to give him a chance to learn more from other managers within the company, enabling him to grow and to become more valuable to the company. He will learn from all areas of the business, learn more about time management, planning,…...

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