Chapter 2 Leadership T P Trait Approach Case Study Analysis

Chapter 2 (Leadership T & P) – Trait Approach
Chapter 3 (Leadership T & P) – Skills Approach

Chapter 5 (IBM) – Unraveling From the Inside
Chapter 6 (IBM) – Rebuilding From the Ground Up

Go to the Student Resources pages for Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice Seventh Edition (

Please read Chapters 2 and 3 in Leadership, Theory and Practice and Chapter 5 and 6 in the Imperfect Board Member.

Case learning is a method of applying theory to sound practical real world applications. Each selected case provides a description of a problem situation taken from a specific company. The purpose of each case is to augment the course content with applications that enable the CalSouthern Learner to apply text materials to a problem and solve that application problem using Learner selected methods and procedures.

There are no exact answers or perfect solutions to case problems. Indeed, each recommended solution and justification can and is usually different comparatively amongst a group of respondents. The solution must fit the case and must be vigorously supported. The problem statement, analysis, selected solution, and especially the justification of the selected solution, are all critical elements in the case method. There are no short cuts to case presentations but a formalized methodology that enables the case presenter the optimal way to solve the case problem.

In addition to the case analysis; be sure to answer all of the questions given for the case. Your responses must be complete, using terminology and concepts presented in the primary textbook as well as supplementary resources. You must read and follow the Case Submittal Format file found in the course resources area. Please double-space, use 12 point font, with one inch margins. Be sure to cite your resources and provide the references using APA format.  Remember to reference all work cited or quoted by the text authors. You should be doing this often in your responses.

Complete Case Study 2.2 A Remarkable Turnaround on page 34 in your Text. Review and submit the case using the CASE FORMAT to structure a comprehensive analysis.  Reminder:  Be sure to answer the questions at the end of the case study in addition to completing the Case Analysis.


Assignment Outcomes

Critically analyze your own leadership style(s) and the impact of those approaches in the workplace.

Evaluate the changing nature of leadership in relationship to societal needs, standards, and laws.

Analyze and interpret a particular performance-based organizational issue, develop a solution to the issue at hand, and apply appropriate leadership theories in the given situation

Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.

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