This case was written by Michael K. McCuddy,
The Louis S. and Mary L. Morgal Chair of Christian Business Ethics and
Professor of Management, College of Business Administration, Valparaiso
In your paper answer the following with
concepts from the reading:
What forms of interpersonal
power are evident in the case and why?
In what ways do the
two faces of power appear in this case? Please explain your answer.
Does the firing of
John Lasseter from Disney Studios and the events leading up to his firing
demonstrate the ethical use of power? Explain your answer.
Did the firing of John
Lasseter indicate the existence of political behavior in the Disney
organization? Why or why not?
Describe a situation,
from your experience, where political behavior in an organization contributed
to benefit or detriment to you or someone else.