Penguin Books: Watership Down
This assignment is essentially a case analysis. However, the case is a 400 page novel about rabbits. In the novel there are many examples of leadership.
Your task is to:
• identify two characters in the novel you will be analyzing, and briefly describe them (no need to re-tell the story, your grader will have read the novel)
• describe their leadership using one of the major approaches discussed in this course, such as behavioural, trait, situational, team, etc. Describe how the character, does or does not demonstrate various aspects of the leadership model you are using
• analyze the effectiveness of the character's leadership: what they did well, things they didn't do, things they did poorly. For example, did the leader appropriately influence followers? Did the leader understand the followers and lead them appropriately? Was the preferred future reality understood and achieved? Etc.