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Team Analysis Current Event 4 Power and Conflict

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Team Analysis Current Event 4 Power and Conflict

Security Software, Insecurity Culture

*Point – using power in a negative way as a petty tyrant.

“With more than 60 percent of the votes on Tanium’s board between them, Orion and David Hindawi have near-absolute control.” The CEO is using his formal power in a negative manner that has caused a crisis in the company and over 9 executives to leave the company. As he rose to power he failed to see there is a difference between power and effective leadership and “his bullying was flagged as a potential liability by the startup’s largest investor.”

He’s taking the power that he has over giving rewards, and instead of using them to positively influence employee’s attitudes and work, he’s taking them away right when they would have received them. By keeping his “Orion’s List,” he looks specifically for those that are close to the stock buying opportunity and fires them before they can do so.

Took advantage of the formal power that he had over his employees and treated them unfairly. Petty tyrant - uses power inappropriately. Treats subordinates in belittling, over controlling manner - target feels stressed, helpless, increases turnover.  “On multiple occasions, he mocked an overweight senior executive, say former employees. One sales recruit decided not to pursue a job after Hindawi joked about the executive’s girth at a dinner, say two people present at the meal.”

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