IAJBS 22nd Annual World Forum Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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Jim Joseph, Dan Orne

Story to Case: The Evolution of Joe Savage's Victaulic Story into a Teaching Case Suitable for the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS)

A central premise of the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS) -- a key platform for collaboration across the Jesuit network -- is that organizational stories can be the basis of exceptional teaching cases and that teaching cases are instrumental in developing principled leadership skills. This paper discusses the challenges associated with transforming Joe Savage’s story about principled leadership at Victaulic into a teaching case suitable for the GJCS. This paper will include a transcript of Joe Savage’s inspirational story, and consider the challenges presented in translating it into a GJCS teaching case.