Jumping Jack Flash

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Closing Case - Jumpin’ Jack Flash 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 couple management skills that aided in his success at the company. By devoting energy and creativity to come up with a new product, he was able to show his ability to plan, determine courses of action, organize, and lead. His technical, conceptual, diagnostic, and decision making skills also helped him in coming up with the new product. These skills enabled Jack to excel in his 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. 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, thus enabling him to grow and become a very valuable part of the company. When the president of overseas operations offered Jack a new assignment, he wanted to give Jack a chance to learn more from other managers within the company. This would enable Jack to understand all areas of the business, as well as give him a chance to gain or improve skills that he might not have. I think the president was hoping that Jack

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