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Case Title:

Robert Nardelli: Driving Chrysler off the Road?

Publication Year : 2007

Authors: Praveen, Muthu Kumar

Industry: Automobiles


Case Code: RTS0129

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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A distressed corporate major like Chrysler and the appointment of its CEO, Robert Nardelli (Nardelli) calls for a fascinating discussion detailed in the case study. It is aimed at introducing students to explore leadership styles and apply them to a particular situation. Students are led to insights in situational leadership and to the understanding that effective executives use a collection of leadership styles matching the right situation. The case discussion would also call for a role-play, where students were asked questions - like how do you view the situation? what issues surround your role?

Pedagogical Objectives:

    This case study helps students to understand and analyse:

  • Leadership styles
  • The portability of leadership skills
  • Execution - the discipline of getting things done
  • CEOs on leading change during turnarounds
  • Situational leadership.

Keywords : Leadership Styles, Portability of Leadership Skills, Turnaround, Situational Leadership, Robert Nardelli, Daimler Chrysler, Carlos Ghosn, Execution–Discipline of Getting Things Done, CEOs on Leading Change

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