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Case
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Reference no. 10-107
Published by: MIT Sloan School of Management
Originally published in: 2010
Version: 10 September 2010
Length: 8 pages
Data source: Field research
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Abstract

Chris Peterson has been assigned to lead a newly formed regional consulting team. She carefully selects the team members, works to build a cohesive group, and leads the team in developing a new consulting service, leaving both Peterson and her team satisfied with their accomplishments and ability to overcome the indifference of others in the organization. Peterson's boss, however, felt differently, raising questions about the team's performance and Peterson's ability to lead. This case illustrates the importance of leaders developing teams that have connections to other groups, both inside and outside the organization. It also highlights the importance of a leader working to ensure a team's efforts are aligned with an organization's strategy. Can be taught in leadership courses. This case is part of the MIT Sloan free case collection, click for more information.

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Abstract

Chris Peterson has been assigned to lead a newly formed regional consulting team. She carefully selects the team members, works to build a cohesive group, and leads the team in developing a new consulting service, leaving both Peterson and her team satisfied with their accomplishments and ability to overcome the indifference of others in the organization. Peterson's boss, however, felt differently, raising questions about the team's performance and Peterson's ability to lead. This case illustrates the importance of leaders developing teams that have connections to other groups, both inside and outside the organization. It also highlights the importance of a leader working to ensure a team's efforts are aligned with an organization's strategy. Can be taught in leadership courses. This case is part of the MIT Sloan free case collection, click for more information.

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