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BrandMaker: Business Leadership Review Case Study Series Eoin Banahan, Adjunct Professor, Berlin School for Creative Leadership Professor Pierre...

What are the key challenges to be addressed by the CEO Tom Morris and his
management team at BrandMaker?
BrandMaker: Business Leadership Review Case Study Series Eoin Banahan, Adjunct Professor, Berlin School for Creative Leadership Professor Pierre Casse, Dean of Berlin School for Creative Leadership, Steinbeis University, Germany Business Leadership Review 4:1 www.mbaworld.com/blr January 2007 Page 1 of 10 © 2007 Association of MBAs CASE STUDY LEADERSHIP and POWER This case was written by Eoin Banahan, Adjunct Professor, Berlin School for Creative Leadership and Professor Pierre Casse, Dean Berlin School for Creative Leadership, Steinbeis University, Germany. It has been prepared as a basis for class discussion and is not intended to illustrate best practice, or otherwise, in a business situation.
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BrandMaker: Business Leadership Review Case Study Series Eoin Banahan, Adjunct Professor, Berlin School for Creative Leadership Professor Pierre Casse, Dean of Berlin School for Creative Leadership, Steinbeis University, Germany Business Leadership Review 4:1 www.mbaworld.com/blr January 2007 Page 2 of 10 © 2007 Association of MBAs Background The Business Leadership Review Case Study Series is an opportunity to participate in a collective debate of key management issues, and to enhance the understanding of leadership through mutual interactive learning. Readers are asked to make comments on the situation at hand and get responses to their views from the case writers. The Case Study Series is a chance to discuss key topics of leadership and management within an interactive forum. The third case in this series, BrandMaker , is about power and the leadership implications resulting from the power games people play in organisations. The case itself continues after these introductory pages. The Process The key to the success of the Case Study Series is interaction. Our main objective is to make this case analysis lively and rich in personal discoveries. To this end, please contribute to the process by responding with your comments and answers to the questions below. Your input and analysis will be published in the next issue of Business Leadership Review , along with responses and conclusions from the case writers, Professor Pierre Casse, and Associate Professor Eoin Banahan. The Case – A Word on Power Power, or rather the means by which leaders influence others to do what they want them to do - or avoid being forced into doing what he or she does not want to do - is a fact of organisational life. Power is often associated with exploitation and those who openly seek power are treated with distrust and derision. Nevertheless, without power, the organisational leader cannot accomplish organisational objectives. The power games people play are a necessary fact of organisational life. Leadership is about power: it is about managing the power game to achieve organisational goals for the long term benefit of the organisation and those with in it. The challenge for the leader is to recognise the implications and manage the situation so that these power games do not become destructive and undermine the future health of the organisation.
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