Effective Leadership.

Carl Mitchell was delighted to accept a job in the British branch office of General Products,
Inc., a multinational consumer products corporation. Two months later, Mitchell was
miserable. The problem was George Garrow, the general manager in charge of the British branch, to whom Mitchell reported.
Garrow had worked his way into the general manager’s position by “keeping his nose clean” and not making mistakes, which he accomplished by avoiding controversial and risky decisions. As Mitchell complained to his wife, “Any time I ask him to make a decision, he just wants us to dig deeper and provide 30 more pages of data, most of which are irrelevant. I can’t get any improvements started.”
Garrow seemed terrified of departing from the status quo, but Mitchell was planning changes to the line of frozen breakfast foods he was in charge of and needed Garrow’s support. While competitors were introducing new frozen breakfast products, Garrow clung to what was familiar—a 1990s package design and breakfast foods that were laden
with fat and sodium. Sales were stagnating and grocers were giving shelf space to more
successful products. Running out of patience and Struggling to stay motivated, Mitchell 
decided to make one last attempt to persuade Garrow to revamp the frozen breakfast line. After Garrow agreed to listen to his ideas, Mitchell went to work, scrambling to pull together the extensive data he knew would be required to make Garrow feel comfortable rolling out a new line of frozen breakfast foods for the health-conscious consumer.
For the next four weeks, Mitchell and two product managers worked extensive over 
time, gathering data and developing a plan. They studied competitors, researched consumer breakfast habits, and hired a Chicago design firm to mock up a new package design.
They even met with a dietician to analyze the fat and sugar content of the most popular 
breakfast foods and develop healthier options. Believing he had a solid plan, Mitchell then held focus groups to fine-tune the final details of the plan. Finally, Mitchell and the product managers prepared a PowerPoint deck and practiced their presentation. They 
were ready to present their ideas to Garrow.
On the morning of the presentation, Mitchell was ecstatic. Looking to one of the 
product managers, Mitchell said, “This plan is brilliant. Thanks for all your creative work on a tight schedule. I can hardly wait to present our data and product plan. We’re all
exhausted, but there’s going to be a payoff.”
Unfortunately, Garrow didn’t share this enthusiasm. He was quiet during the presentation and looked at his watch several times. Sensing Garrow’s uneasiness, Mitchell quickly wrapped up his presentation, saying, “As supported by our research presented this morning, I am convinced General Products can successfully launch the following low- fat, low-Sugar frozen breakfast items: a home-style, organic wheat waffle and a breakfast sandwich made of low-fat yogurt and whole wheat cereal wafers.”
After an uncomfortably long silence, Garrow cleared his voice, shifted in his chair, and said, “You know, this is a huge investment, Carl. I’d like to see you build a more solid case with some additional research on these two breakfast options. Shouldn’t we be offering a low-carb option, too? And what about teenagers? You didn’t mention them in your presentation. They don’t even eat breaI‹fast, do they? Can you get me some answers to these questions? And let’s take this slow, Carl. Just be patient. We don’t want to rush; we need to cover all our bases.”
Soon after this meeting, Mitchell’s two best product managers quit, burned out and
frustrated with the lack of support and the demand for additional pointless data.


-How would you evaluate Mitchell as a follower? How would you evaluate his courage and style?

-If you were Mitchell, would you confront Garrow and share your honest feelings and frustrations?

-If you were Garrow’s boss and Mitchell came to see you, what would you say?

Looking for the best essay writer? Click below to have a customized paper written as per your requirements.

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages

Order your essay today and save 10% with the discount code tCPCOVID10