Lesson #9 Case Study
MGT 500: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
July, 29, 2014
SitLead: Training & Development
As a senior colorist in the business of manufacturing cosmetics, Paint Me Pretty, You are also a mentor for several other colorful careers, younger. One of his pupils, Kitty Jones, is a colorist who leads a project team for the third time in his career than 6 months in Paint Me Pretty. The first two times he went to a team that had a lot of guidance from you - who met her before team meetings to help plan the agenda, which took phone calls from her after hours, and listened to their concerns when they arose. You can even set a test run of the new product for the two of you to hash out potential problems before Kitty had to try the product with the rest of his team.
By all accounts, Kitty has good communication with their teammates and their technical teams have been receptive to your advantage. Some have let him know that if he had an opportunity to work with Kitty again, that would be very happy to. Both projects were delivered within budget and on time, with only minor problems along the way. In both cases, the client expresses high levels of satisfaction with the Paint Me Pretty team, and customers were free Kitty skills as a team leader. When you let kitty know you think you're ready to run the next team on your own (without much practical support from you), expressed apprehension. She feared that the project has a very aggressive line for something as complex time, so there will be little room for error. She also specifically questions how a particular team member, PJ, respond to it when you are not there to support it. He says that PJ is just one of the team of five people and others are very happy to work with Kitty again. You discuss potential problems and reassure PJ could cause kitten is "ready" for this next step. The time has come for her to get out of...