Essay about Dawn Riley Case Report

944 Words Oct 30th, 2013 4 Pages
Executive Summary

Dawn Riley, CEO/Captain of the America True team is in the middle of several critical decisions that require strategic analysis for their team to succeed. Her main dilemma is whether she should decide to spend very scarce financial and design team resources to make modifications to the America True Teams practice boat, Tag. Dawn has scheduled a meeting with her Senior Management team to discuss the upgrade of Tag. The goal of upgrading the American True practice boat is to create the best testing platform which would require significant improvements to their racing boat. David Barnes, the team consultant, senses that the variance in the boats is causing issues between racing personnel.

Additionally, Dawn has
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The following categories include proposed solutions to successfully execute and improve the America True Teams outcomes.


Integrative Decision-Based Management
Dawn has come to the realization that her collaborative decision-making approach is not an effective practice for her team goals. This has lead to loss in productivity, lack of communication and less results. She needs to trust her instinct and move forward with implementing changes to her management in an assertive matter. Goleman and Boyatzis (2008) in the Biology of Leadership suggest to leaders, “trust your gut, but get lots of input as you make decisions.” Dawn has done due diligence in consulting her team with a participatory approach to management, however she must continue to follow her gut because her instinct can be used as a compass in making decisions. In other words, she has been through the system of making educated decisions based on her experiences, and her “gut” is guiding her decisions because her brain

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