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Relevant Chapters: Chapter 10: Gender and Leadership, Chapter 4: Culture and Leadership, Chapter 3: Power and Leadership
This case discusses how gender and especially minority women are discriminated in terms of promotion in the corporate organization. It can also be seen that culture and power are in play.
Relevant Chapters: Chapter 6: Trait, Behaviour and Contingency Theories of Leadership, Chapter 12: Leadership and Talent Management
This case demonstrates how a business owner cum father analyses each son’s traits and behaviours and the gap that each of them have from performing ideally as part of the company to determine his future successor in the family business.
Relevant Chapters: Chapter 6: Trait, Behaviour and Contingency Theories of Leadership, Chapter 7: Charismatic and Transformational Leadership, Chapter 8: Relational and Distributed Theories of Leadership, Chapter 9: Followers, Communications & Leadership
This case study examines President Obama’s use of leader–member exchange theory (LMX) throughout his political career, especially during his years as President of the United States.
Relevant Chapters: Chapter 7: Charismatic and Transformational Leadership, Chapter 5: Ethics and Leadership, Chapter 3: Power and Leadership
This case illustrates how Job’s behaviour as a leader in relation to transformational leadership, how he uses his power ethically or not to push forward his vision in developing and innovating Apple products.
Relevant Chapters: Chapter 3: Power and leadership, Chapter 16: Leading pro-environmental change
This case describes how a company prospered by taking the lead on environmental management and sustainability, showing how this approach can also enable a business to stay ahead of competitors.