Core Disciplines: Leadership/Organizational Behavior
DESCRIPTION: The video contributes to a three-part case which describes the reaction and attitudes demonstrated by B. Joseph White upon hearing that he was not chosen to be president of the University of Michigan in May of 2002. Joe White responded to this news resiliently by helping the University make a smooth transition to a new president. The case elaborates on Joe White’s beliefs about resilience and why he believes resilience is a desirable quality among individuals. Teaching objectives include enabling an understanding of resilience, exploration of the benefits of being resilient in the face of adversity and disappointment, and elaboration on the conditions and beliefs that foster resilience in individuals. View Video.
TEACHING POINTS: After discussing this video, students will be able to: describe appropriate business terms and principles approriate to this case, apply critical concepts from earlier learning to define a solution to the case, successfully articulate data and information in support of the solution proposed, critically analyze and discuss other responses and solutions to the case, draw lessons from the case analysis, generalize the learnings of this case to other business challenges and decisions in organizations other than the one analyzed in this case study, demonstrate leadership and scholarship in analysis.
Secondary Tags: Education
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