For the CEO position, I choose “Gordon Gekko” from the movie “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. This is because Gekko possesses the qualities of an organizational leader who can make everyone in the organization move with with just a snap of the finger. In the movie, Gordon was able to get the attention of the people after imprisonment by writing a book. Even though Winnie did not accept Gekko, Gordon never stops to please Winnie with the help of Jacob. However, there is an instance where Gecko needs to cheat Jacob because Gordon wanted get the money which has been kept at Switzerland. This means that Gekko is making plans in order to achieve success. It is one of the qualities of an organization leader to constantly monitor any developments in the organization and the asking of statuses for each of the assigned tasks is crucial in determining the next step that the CEO needs to take to ensure that everything is in order. In the movie, Gordon gave advice to Jacob that there should be a plan before carrying out revenge against James Bretton in order for the plan to be successful. Such characteristics are an indication of the high levels and the sense of perfection that a CEO must have particularly in an organization that is engaged in a manufacturing business. The manufacturing business could be making products which can be considered as being of high quality. Quality is paramount in ensuring that the industry where the business is involved grabs the largest portion of the market share because the firm’s quality of produced products is part of a market proposition. Gordon’s decision-making skills were demonstrated in one of the movie’s scenes where the characters and Gordon are conducting a meeting for the plan’s execution. Gordon fits the description of an organizational CEO due to his strong personality and skills in writing, speaking and listening. For example, Gordon demonstrates a way in expressing thoughts through the writing of a book, which discuss techniques and strategies on being a entrepreneur. However, even if Gordon has a bad image in the business industry he still proves that there is a way to move up again. This is one of the reasons why Gordon Gekko is the right person to be the CEO of my organization due to his strong stand against threats that might hit the organization. Gordon's ability in planning and decision-making are the strong points to be considered as these are among the key qualities that the organizational leader should have. In the movie “Hotel Rwanda” the character “Paul Rusesabagina” would be the perfect Vice-President for Marketing in my company. This is due to the fact that the character showed a great deal of convincing ability that marketing professionals should normally have. Paul is a very diplomatic person, which is very evident in the film. When the militia stormed the cities of Rwanda, the Hotel where Paul is working as a supervisor became a target of the militant group that are seeking for supplies and plundering money. Paul knew that in order for the Hotel to be spared by the militia, he had to bribe the military officials with valuable items in exchange for the lives of the people trapped in the hotel. For instance, Paul consistently talks to the Military Coronel who is a frequent visitor in the hotel to provide security and protection to the people in people in the hotel particularly Paul’s family. There came a time that the hotel had already run out of supplies and whisky to be given to the Cornel, thus the threat of being raided by the rebel groups is becoming eminent. However, Paul used all the available resources her has in disposal including the money in the Hotel vault to buy their way out of awaiting death. Despite the Colonel’s refusal to provide security, Paul was still able to convince him to provide protection for the people in the Hotel. As a supervisor in the hotel, Paul is a great customer service oriented person. He knows what pleases the people and uses that to gain favors in return. Due to that, Paul was able to gain connections in the Rwanda military forces, the United Nations forces, and the hotel owners based in Belgium and even from the rebels. This is evident in one of the scenes where Paul had to travel to the a storage house controlled by the rebels to buy supplies both for the people in the hotel and liquors to be bribed to the Rwanda military. A great convincing power, good connections, good communication skills and diplomatic personality are amongst the attributes that a marketing professional needs to develop to bring success to my organization. Paul knows what the people want and need and that knowledge of knowing what satisfies people around him makes a great advantage for the marketing arm of my organization. If Paul will apply the aforementioned skills in functioning as the Vice-President for Marketing, there would be a possibility of gaining more business opportunities for the organization. For the position of Vice-President for Operations I choose the character “Katnis Everdeen” from the movie “The Hunger Games”. This is mainly for the reason that Katnis’s strategic skills are necessary for my organization’s operations. In the movie, Katnis chose to volunteer to represent District 12 in the annual Hunger Games. There is supposed to be a raffle to decide who will be participating in the games. However, Katnis showed great bravery to volunteer in order to save her sister who was originally drawn as the representative of the district. The sheer amount of bravery to face challenges is an important quality that the head of my organization’s Operational department must have. An organization’s operations head is the one that normally strategizes to overcome operational problems in the organization. If the head of the department is not brave enough as Katnis, there is a possibility of the abandonment of responsibilities which will result in the organization’s failures. It was mentioned that tactical skills and the ability to create strategies are what defines Katnis as a competitor in the movie, The Hunger Games. For example, there is a part in the film where the contestants were deployed in the arena to officially start the games. Most of the contestants ran towards the tent where the supplies and the weapons were located. However, Katnis acted differently. She knew that heading towards the tent would be the cause of her death because as soon as the much faster contestants get hold of a weapon, there will be a chance that Katnis will also be attacked. Instead Katnis just grabbed a bag that was dropped by the then killed contestant and ran towards the forest. This tactic worked for Katnis because she did not need to face the intense competition for death in the supplies tent and rather wait for the right opportunity to come across weapons and supplies from the fallen competitors. Waiting for the right timing and use of alternative options amidst an imminent danger saved Katnis from immediate death. For example, in order to send away the other competitors waiting for her under the tree, Katnis cut the branch where lethal wasps were nesting. Such a tactic worked for Katnis because she was not only able to send away the other competitors, but also able to defeat one girl that holds her favorite weapon, which is the bow and arrow. These qualities defines my preferred individual to lead my organization’s Operations Department because I would need someone like Katnis that knows how to strategize, wait for the right opportunity, use alternatives resources and gain advantage out of competitor’s weaknesses.
As the Vice-president for Finance in my company, I choose “Tess Mcgill” from the movie “Working Girl”.
The thing that makes Tess Mcgill the best person to handle my company's finances is his ability to divert resources to investments that yields considerable profit. For example, Tess Mcgill discovered plans by Katherine and turned them into a hugely successful enterprise and business deal. However, Katherine found out what Tess was planning to do and decided to come back to the company and let Oren Trask know that Tess was not the real owner of the company.
Even though this attitude created a negative impression in the business world, it can be used to describe a practical strategy in business wherein the top executives including the finance head of the organization are enabled to analyze the profitability of a venture. When an organization puts their money in the stock market, there is no guarantee that the investment will bring revenues, unless the person leading the financial team knows when, how, and who should bet. Tess demonstrated a significant quality of a financial officer who understands the risks involved in financing business opportunities. It is the same quality that convinced me to put Tess to lead my company's financial team, a person that has an eye for profitability and good investment and can easily think for a possible solution in a problem and also Tess has the ability to know who cannot perform in the organization in order to know what the improvements that Tess could implement.
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