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Leadership Cases

Created By: Rhonda Contreras | Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020

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  • Cover of Lombardi’s Packers: From Last in the League to the Best Legs in the League
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    Lombardi’s Packers: From Last in the League to the Best Legs in the League

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2015)

    Vince Lombardi is one of the best coaches football has ever seen, and the Super Bowl trophy bears his name. Lombardi’s ability to teach, motivate, and inspire players made him a leader on and off the field. He demonstrated these skills in his first head coaching position with the Green Bay Packers in 1959.

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    Effective Leadership: Which Boss Would You Rather Work For?

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2015)

    This case presents different approaches to leadership by comparing the experiences of two employees as they interact with management. The contrasting experiences highlight the effects that leader’s actions have on employee performance and company loyalty.

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    The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident

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    Publisher: Yale School of Management (2011)

    On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger blew apart just 73 seconds after lift-off in full view of television cameras. All seven members of the crew died, including Christa McAuliffe, a middle school teacher who had been chosen to be the first civilian in space. The mission, STS-51L, was to have been the 25th mission in the space shuttle program.The accident gripped a nation that had become used to “routine” space missions. All of the networks broke into their regular schedules and broadcast the events from the Kennedy Space Center live for hour after hour. School children, millions who had been watching the launch in preparation for Christa McAuliffe’s lessons from space, and teacher were stunned. For his part, President Reagan canceled the State of the Union message that he had planned to deliver that evening. Instead, the president took to the airwaves to express his grief and deliver a brief eulogy for the fallen astronauts.

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    Leader as Coach: Restoring Employee Motivation and Performance (A)

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    Content Type: cases

    Publisher: Kellogg School of Management (2019)

    Kiera, a young, enthusiastic sales rep, was recently promoted to manager of a sales team of five. In her first year on the job, she tackled a major revamp of the company’s outdated training materials and organized a regional conference for her area, but neither her boss nor corporate seemed to appreciate the work she had been doing. Without support or guidance from her boss, Kiera was confused. What was she supposed to do? Parts A and B of the case present two different perspectives on coaching. Part A contains a narrative from the point of view of the “coachee,” Kiera, who was learning how to work with her boss, ultimately with the assistance of an executive coach. This case focuses on coaching as a tool to enhance self-management and relationship management and to improve personal performance.

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    Can WeWork Survive Its Botched IPO?

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals (2020)

    This case covers WeWork’s 2019 failed initial public offering and the resignation of its CEO, Adam Neumann. Once considered a potential industry disruptor, WeWork’s valuation dropped quickly from USD 47 billion to USD 7 billion after mounting scrutiny concerning its corporate governance and financial losses. After restructuring leadership and receiving an investment bailout from the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, WeWork is still struggling to turn a profit as it plans for significant layoffs and a revised growth plan.

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