Read Case Zappos on pages 411 & 433, and case General Motors on pages 450 & 469-470, then address the following questions

  1. Can an organization run effectively without leaders having some form of organizational power?

  2. What types of influence would become more important under holocracy at Zappos?

  3. Do you think leadership skills would be more or less important at Zappos under holocracy? How so?

  4. Do you think GM can outduel the technology companies for safe autonomous driving vehicles?  

  5. Would you consider Mary Barra to be the prototypical transformational leader? In what ways does she fit or not fit that model?

  6. Given GM’s history, why does Barra put a premium on her executives’ leadership behaviors?