Students will choose one case study ( CHOOSE ANY CASE STUDY ) and write a 3—5 page paper that describes the case, connects to appropriate theories, lists the relevant data, interprets the relevant data, discusses possible alternatives, and describes a relevant leadership experience. This paper includes faith integration as a component along with the use of supporting materials from the lectures and texts.
The following directives should be used to organize your thoughts about a case. As you perform your analysis remain open to the fact that your interpretation of the facts may change and therefore you should constantly revisit your answers.
1. Define the Problem
Describe what problem(s) or issue(s) should be the focus of your analysis.
2. List any outside concepts that can be applied
Write down any principles, frameworks or theories that can be applied to this case from class lectures and texts.
3. List relevant qualitative data (bullet points acceptable)
Find evidence related to or based on the quality or character of something. Observable data that is non-numerical.
4. List relevant quantitative data (bullet points acceptable)
Find evidence related to or based on the amount or number of something. Think quantity.
5. Describe the results of your analysis
What evidence have you accumulated that supports one interpretation over another?
6. Application example
Describe an example of how you may or have applied the concepts related to this case. This may include a historical account of a past leadership experience or how you might apply the concepts in your current/desired position. See #2.
Answer each of the questions related to the Case Study, each on a single slide. Begin each of your answers with a declarative statement that encompasses each specific question. Each answer should be one paragraph that answers the question as comprehensively as possible on a single, dedicated slide.
8. Self-Evaluation Questionnaire Results
Evaluate your relevant self-evaluation questionnaire results in relation to the Case Study. What do the results suggest about you and how would you apply those results to this Case Study or another unique leadership situation?
9. Faith Integration
Reflect and reply to the faith message from this week’s announcement or faith integration video. Is there a Case Study application? If so, discuss that application, and if not, discuss how you might apply the important component/s of the message to another real-life scenario.
10. Diversity Application
Reflect and reply upon the diversity message from this week’s HBR on Diversity article and/or lecture. Is there a Case Study application? If so, discuss that application, and if not, discuss how you might apply the important component/s of the message to another real-life scenario.
(Adapted from Harvard Business School Publishing, 2011, Harvard Business Publishing ‘Case Analysis Coach’.)