Case Jake’s Pet Land
Upon completion of the Required Readings, write a thorough, well-planned narrative answer to each of the following discussion questions. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer each discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the questions themselves. You must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style.
After reading the Case Jake’s Pet Land on pages 220-221, discuss the following issues. (25 points) (A 1½-page response is required.)
1. Which store manager—Phillip Jordan or Jan Whitall—would you prefer working for? Why?
2. How did each leader’s style affect the culture of the pet store? Explain.
3. What kind of follower was Adam Gerrit? In general, what characteristics of followers do you admire? What characteristics would you want them to display when working for you?
4. If you were the district manager, which store manager would you prefer to have working for you? Why? In your opinion, which manager did a better job of managing up? Which manager did a better job of managing down?
Require Textbook:: Read Chapters 4-7
Daft, Richard L. (2011). The leadership experience (5th ed.). Mason, Ohio: South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning.