Felipe Lopez: A Lifetime of Leadership
This case study focuses on the success of Felipe Lopez as the CEO of companies in a medium-sized city in Colombia. The case allows students to examine different leadership theories and styles by exploring Lopez’s characteristics, experiences, and performance. The case also gives students the opportunity to consider the difference between leadership and management, apply the contingency theory of leadership, and the recognize economic perspective on leadership.
In completing this assignment, students should be able to:
1. Evaluate factors associated with determining whether leaders are born or made.
2. Appraise the characteristics of a leader according to the economic perspective on leadership
3. Organize leadership contingency theory factors that are decisive for an effective leader-follower relationship
4. Evaluate the CEO’s role as an organization leader