leadership theories 1738525 2

Activity Context

This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competency:

  • Analyze emerging leadership theories that are appropriate for a global agenda.

Activity Instructions

In this discussion, you will gain experience in articulating a particular leadership theory and evaluating a rationale for using it as a guide to enact a leadership agenda.

Using either Scharmer’s 2010 article “Uncovering the Blind Spot of Leadership” or Pless and Maak’s “Responsible Leadership” as a guide, analyze the ability of the top leadership team at PepsiCo to recognize and change the way they had responded in the past to the pesticide and water contamination issues. Take a stance on whether Nooyi and the top leadership team at PepsiCo exhibited the capacity to align the Five Minds toward finding new solutions to these issues.