Case Study: CEO: power, accountability and transparency.
Source: White Paper on Corporate Governance and Leadership, 1st International Forum, Paris of The Council on Business and Society
The purpose of this assignment is to critique a relevant case study by using theories of leadership and governance to combine with concepts of power, politics, corporate social responsibility and governance presented during the second half of the course. You are required to form a group of 4 to 5 students to complete assessment 3 and 4. Following are three questions that you need to answer by reviewing the case study, relevant literature and real-life examples.
1: The case study details some bad behaviour from CEOs that leads them to being singled out as villains who steal from the company or shirk their responsibilities. Using ideas about ethics and good governance, explain how a board of governors might prevent such bad behaviour in the CEO?
2: The case study argues that the CEO is the focal point in a company’s governance – the ultimate decision maker responsible before all stakeholders. Explain, in detail and supported by theories from the module, how a high performing CEO should be leading by example.
3: The case study suggests that CEOs must leverage the loyalty of their employees and help them feel they belong. Examine how he might achieve that through some or all of the following concepts: organisational climate, organisational community, teamwork, diversity, flexibility, organisational culture and/or organisational change.
For successful completion of this assessment, you should meet with your group regularly (at least once a week face to face or via Zoom meeting). you are required to study the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the unit’s activities, and in the discussion forums. The textbooks are the main reference along with the recommended reading material. Groups are expected to discuss their work with lecturer and to seek support. In completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to analyse the case studies and present your conclusion effectively, which will help in achieving ULO-1, ULO-3, ULO-4, ULO-5, ULO-6, and ULO-7, this will enable you to achieve CLO1, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7, and CLO8. All collectively with other unit learning outcomes will help in achieving GA1, GA6, GA8, and GA10 .