Assignment 3

In assignment 3, the saga of Joseph Dunn’s leadership at Dunn’s Ski Emporium and The Deli continues. George Aitkins is getting ready to retire and Dunn has prepared for a clean transition. Dunn has hired you as a consultant to help create the transition organization.

Students will analyze the case study and then write a consultancy report applying concepts and ideas learned throughout the course. Students are expected to effectively use a wide range of the course readings in completing the paper, which means the course readings are used to support ideas and reasoning rather than as stand-alone statements.

The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. First, students will learn how to write a consultancy report and second, students will link the concepts of Dunn as a social architect, change agent, and individual to Dunn as a relationship builder.

Outcomes Met:
develop and implement methods for establishing a constructive organizational structure and culture that fosters positive employee and employer relationships
assess the interactions between the external environment and the organization to foster responsible and effective leadership and organizational practices


Students will act as a consultant hired to help Dunn address his role as a relationship builder. Interface the plan you created in Assignment #1- The Role of a Leader, with Dunn’s need to address the potential threats to workforce harmony. Emphasize his role as leader and what he can do to build a relationship with his employees so that he empowers his managers and workforce to implement his vision for the company. Students are expected to be realistic in applying the concepts from the course to expand Dunn’s environment and leadership role. Remember that in order to determine strategic direction, the leader must look inward, outward, forward and beyond.

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