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Donna Wilde and the Weathermen (B)

Published 05 Sep 2022
Reference 6778
Summary

The brief case ‘Donna Wilde and the Weathermen’ sets the stage for a discussion of how to lead teams in an environment undergoing exponential change. The team has spent years working on a project about which they are passionate, but the CEO is skeptical and it gets put on ice. Wilde is left pondering if and how they can exert the leadership needed to bring the project back to life. The case is based on the experiences of a real team and company (whose identities are disguised).

Teaching objectives

To learn about high-performing teams, more specifically how to lead teams in a context of exponential change, and about the importance for such teams to care as much about the external environment as the internal process.

Keywords
  • Teams
  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Disruptions
  • Networks
  • Q32022