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British Petroleum: Leadership Case Study MGMT 620 – High Performance Leadership (Group Four) Carl Cousin Dustin Taylor Ipek Turkyilmaz Tiffany Web Jess Wimmer
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British Petroleum: Overview British Petroleum is a leading international oil and gas company. 1 Listed as as one of the top five oil producing companies in the world. 2 At time of Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Tony Hayward was acting CEO. He later resigned following the accident.
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British Petroleum: Accident Summary Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded in Gulf Mexico on April 20, 2010 11 people, 17 others were injured Resulted in largest accidental release of oil in history. 3 206 million gallons of oil released 4 According to BP’s webpage, $14 billion dollars in relieve provided by BP. According to BP’s webpage, 47,000 workers using 65.5 million man hours and 6500 vessels were used in the recovery.
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Leadership: A Process, Not a Position What is Leadership? Leadership is a complex phenomenon involving the leader the followers and the situation. There are multiple ways of defining leadership: The process by which an agent induces a subordinate to behave in a desired manner. Directing and coordinating the work of group members. The leader’s job is to create conditions for the team to be effective. Leadership represents a complex form of social problem solving. 5
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Leadership: A Process, Not a Position Building a relationship with followers is a process. It takes the development of trust and respect between the leader and the followers A leader with a developed process and clear vision will be able to
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course MGMT 620 taught by Professor Pogue during the Spring '12 term at Chadron State College.

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