Essay on Barton Case Study

1856 Words Nov 9th, 2012 8 Pages
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Leadership development: perk or priority?

(Harvard Business Review Case Study)
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Leadership development: perk or priority?

(Harvard Business Review Case Study)

Group Members:

Aarti Sharma
Arjun Kumar
Pallav Goel
Sakshi Dixit
Vipul Aggarwal
Vishal Chaudhary
Yamini Arora

Group Members:

Aarti Sharma
Arjun Kumar
Pallav Goel
Sakshi Dixit
Vipul Aggarwal
Vishal Chaudhary
Yamini Arora

S.No. | Description | Page No. | 1. | Analysis of the problems with the case using OB theories and concepts | | 2. | How should Barton make her case for executive education? | | 3. | Reflection upon our
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Firstly she will have to convince Palmer that the executive education programs have come a long way since 1980’s and that the executive education programs are not the same that they used to be when he attended them. She may cite the example of Dreyer’s Grand Ice cream firm. This will obviously not convince her boss, but will help her in getting the needed attention and seriousness from Dave Palmer’s part.

She should start her case by showing Palmer the studies that clearly demonstrate a link between executive education, performance in management and shareholders value. She must tie up executive education programs with the business drivers of the firm and explain how the programs will help the firm in achieving them fast.
Then she should talk to Palmer about the kind of leaders he wants in his organization. ‘Are the leaders of Zendal better than its competitors? What is unique about Zendal’s leaders?’ The aim of this would be to try to make Palmer realize how an in house executive education program will help Zendal in creating leaders that are different and better than its competitors.
Also, the managers of the firm need to formulate fresh strategies to deal with recession and since a new firm has been acquired, the new executives should be made

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