The exam questions are based on the articles BP’s Clumsy Response To Oil Spill Threatens To Make A Bad Situation Worse and BP Oil Spill Timeline which are linked below.
Read/Think about Tony Hayward’s leadership during the BP oil spill crisis and, referencing text material in each question to maximize your points, answer the following:
1. Clearly Mr. Hayward has reached the top at BP. What do you think his leadership style was and why did it not succeed during the crisis? What should he have done differently with regards to his approach, behavior, use of power and influence, and style?
2. As the head of BP how would you organize and motivate each of the teams that handled the sealing of the well, cleanup, and community relations?
3. How would you have set up and organized the internal and external communications related to the situation?
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