1. Read Chapter 14 (Leadership: Styles and Behaviors) of our textbook.
2. Watch the movie Moneyball (Link to the movie, TAMUCT ID and PW required)
3. Answer the following questions.
Q1. In the movie, what was the change that the Oakland A’s was going through under the leadership of Billy Beane? (10 points)
Q2. In leading the change that you have described in Q1, what was the decision-making style (described in Chapter 14 of our textbook) of Billy Beane? Why? To which specific behaviors of Billy Beane shown in the movie, is your argument based on? (10 points)
Q3. According to the Time-Driven Model of Leadership (described in Chapter 14 of our textbook), which decision-making style should Billy Beane have adopted? Why? Explain using the seven factors in the model. Does the decision-making style that Billy Beane had adopted matches with the style that he ‘should have’ adopted according to the model? (15 points)
Q4. In leading the change that you have described in Q1, was the leadership style exercised by Billy Beane transactional or transformational (described in Chapter 14 of our textbook)? Why? To which specific behaviors of Billy Beane shown in the movie, is your argument based on? (10 points)
Q5. What would be a similar situation that organizations face in a more generalized business setting? And how can organizations better respond to this situation by applying what you have learned from the movie (with a focus on decision-making and leadership styles of Billy Beane)?
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