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Vision, Values, and Culture
Making Ethical Decisions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Becoming a Leader
Power and Politics
Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior Manager (VP-level)
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To Comply or Contravene
Marty Evans, Admiral and CEO, U.S Navy, Girl Scouts, and Red Cross
Military Officer must decide whether or not to follow her Commander's orders when she disagrees with his decision.
Dealing with Board
Brian NeSmith, CEO, Blue Coat
CEO must determine how to proceed when he disagrees with the advise of his Board.
Deanna Won, Officer, Air Force
Officer must determine how to respond when she is no longer invited to empowered to do her job.
Leading After Scandal
Peter Loescher, CEO, Siemens
CEO is recruited after previous leaders left with scandalous charges and must inspire company to recover it's strong reputation while leading positive reform.
Leading for Principles
Bill Wade, Superintendent, National Park Service
National Park Service Superintendent must determine how to address a proposal that would impact air quality in the park in the name of regional development
Bob Barbee, Superintendent, National Park Service
National Park Service Superintendent must determine whether or not to support a fire team leader who determines it is necessary to jeopardize a pristine part of the park resource in the effort to limit a forest fire’s advance.
Leading Through Uncertainty
Paul Bud Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army
Army Captain must confront overwhelming odds and overcome fear, fatigue, and ambiguity.
Recovering from Failure
Juan-Carlos Ruck, VP, Sales, Pepsico
A young manager must devise a comeback after a disastrous first five months on the job.
Us vs. Them Conflict
Bill Kern, CEO
CEO must negotiate a truce between the sales force and support staff.
Leslye Louie, SVP, Hewlett Packard
Petite manager must assert herself against domineering rival during a merger.
Jeffrey Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner
Executive with a strictly business background grapples with how to lead creative members of his team.
Senior Team Challenge
Tom Friel, Former CEO, Heidrick & Struggles
CEO inherits a CFO with fundamentally different values.
Sara Jobin, Conductor, San Francisco Opera
Conductor faces psychological hurdles when orchestra members resist her command.
John Abbott, CEO, Yoga Journal
New CEO must address conflict with existing managers.
Building a Team
Brian Lillie, VP, VeriSign
VP inherits an unqualified team for a strategically important project.
Spanning the Gender Gap
Naila Mehrabova, General Director, CrossCaspian Oil and Logistics
Young female executive must gain the trust of the Board.
Resisting the CEO
Elie Antoun, CEO
CEO is challenged by company founders who question his authority.
Dave Kaval, CEO, Golden Baseball League
Business owner must quickly persuade his unhappy team to put aside their grievance.
Beth Silsdorf, Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Officer makes an unpopular decision and must persuade her team to fall in behind her.
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