Questions for Discussion
1 How would you describe Chris Cox’s personal leadership style, and what sources of power does he possess?
2 What traits do you think he is high on, and to what extent does he engage in consideration and initiating structure?
3. Do you think Cox is a transformational leader? Why or why not?
4. Do you think Cox is high on emotional intelligence? Why or why not?
GUIDELINES FOR ANALYZING CASES
Problem and Issue Identification
1. What are the central facts of the case and assumptions you are making based on these facts?
2. What is the major overriding issue in this case? (What major question or issue does this case address that merits its study in this course and in connection with the chapter or material you are now covering?)
3. What subissues or related issues are present in the case that merit consideration and discussion?
Analysis and Evaluation
4. Who are the stakeholders in the case and what are their stakes? (Create a stakeholder map if this is helpful.) What challenges, threats, and opportunities do these stakeholders pose?
5. What economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary responsibilities does the company have, and what exactly is the nature and extent of the responsibilities?
6. If the case involves a company’s actions, evaluate what the company did or did not do in handling the issue affecting it.
7. What recommendations do you have for this case? If a company’s strategies or actions are involved, should the company have acted the way it did? What actions should the company take now, and why? Be as specific as possible, and include a discussion of alternatives you have considered but decided not to pursue. Mention and discuss any important implementation considerations.