Leadership Decisions

Case analysis sections will be due each week. Please use the attached APA-ready template located at the bottom of these instructions to facilitate the start of your paper. The sections will be compiled and refined into a comprehensive final case analysis (critical assignment) at the end of the course. The final case analysis must be at least 8 pages in length and is due on Week 8 Day 3. It must provide an in-depth analysis of the Harvard Business Publishing case study titled, GE’s Two-Decade Transformation: Jack Welch’s Leadership [Product No.: 399150-PDF-ENG].  

The paper must be supported by the Organizational behavior: Managing people and organizations text (Griffin, Phillips, and Gully), as well as five other outside sources.

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The intent of the paper is to provide students the opportunity to further explore topics from the course, demonstrate an informed understanding of the topics, and apply relevant knowledge to analyzing and evaluating the case.

The final case analysis (critical assignment) must include the following components which will be graded according to the standards that are established in the Final Case Analysis Grading Rubric attached to the assignment in Blackboard. The schedule for submitting each section and the final case analysis is as follows:

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Each of the above components must have a section heading and address the requirements as specified in the grading rubric. In addition, writing quality and adherence to APA standards will be graded.

The papers must reflect the work of each student. This is not a group assignment in terms of the actual term paper; however, students are encouraged to collaborate and discuss the contents of the case outside of class. Collaboration and dialogue will enhance the learning experience as students share opinions, analyze the issues, formulate critiques, and evaluate judgments related to the case.




Griffin, R.; Phillips, J.; Gully, S. (2016). Organizational behavior: Managing people and organizations (12th Ed.). Boston: Cengage. ISBN: 978-1-305-50139-3 Access code is not needed.

Multiple Authors. (2011). HBR’s 10 must reads on managing people. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Review Press. ISBN: 978-1-4221-5801-2

Barlett, C. (1999). GE’s Two-Decade Transformation: Jack Welch’s Leadership. Retrieve from http://hbr.org/product/ge-s-two-decade-transformation-jack-welch-s-leader/an/399150-PDF-ENG?Ntt=399150-PDF-ENG

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