Leadership

The teaching cases in this section are designed to provoke critical thinking on various domestic and international leadership challenges. Students will find themselves in the shoes of leaders from many positions—whether it be in the nonprofit or public sectors—and will have to navigate the complex reality of what it means to be an effective leader.

  • Classic Case - Wage and Price Controls (C): The Early History of Controls
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    Abstract:When inflation reached 18 percent in 1980, a groundswell of public opinion clamored for mandatory wage and price controls. President Carter steadfastly refused, citing consensus among government leaders and...
  • Teaching Case - Fates of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
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    Abstract:This case is a sequel to both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. It follows the two leaders from 1965 until their assassinations in 1968 and 1965, respectively, briefly recounting their final accomplishments and the...
  • Teaching Case - George Marshall
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    Abstract:This case presents a view of the renowned army general, World War II chief of staff, secretary of state and secretary of defense, as seen through the eyes of his contemporaries. It may be read singly or in...
  • Classic Case - George Washington
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    Abstract:This case presents a firsthand view of the commander-in-chief of the American Revolutionary Army and the first president of the United States, as seen through the eyes of his contemporaries. Quoting liberally from...
  • Teaching Case - Quality Control (Abridged)
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    Abstract:Under pressure from President Carter to gain control of her agency's budget, Carol Tucker Foreman, assistant secretary of agriculture for food and consumer services, introduced new, less labor intensive methods of...
  • Teaching Case - Malcolm X
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    Abstract:This case traces the life of Malcolm X, a leader of the Black Muslims and a powerful voice for black pride, from his birth as Malcom Little in 1925 to his break with the Muslims in 1964. It shows how his philosophy...
  • Teaching Case - Martin Luther King
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    Abstract:This case traces the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King from his birth into a black middle class family in Atlanta in 1929 to his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. It shows how his family...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (A)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (B)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (C)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (Supplement)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Teaching Case - Quality Control (A)
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    Abstract:Under pressure from President Carter to gain control of her agency's budget, Carol Tucker Foreman, assistant secretary of agriculture for food and consumer services, introduced new, less labor intensive methods of...
  • Teaching Case - Quality Control (B)
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    Abstract:Under pressure from President Carter to gain control of her agency's budget, Carol Tucker Foreman, assistant secretary of agriculture for food and consumer services, introduced new, less labor intensive methods of...
  • Teaching Case - Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs
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    Abstract:In April 1961, President Kennedy denied US military assistance to a force of CIA-trained Cuban exiles attacking Cuba, thus sealing the fate of the Bay of Pigs invasion. When the losses had been tallied, 114 exiles...
  • Teaching Case - Korea and the Thirties (A)
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    Abstract:On June 25, 1950, the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea received an alarming call from his deputy chief, E.F. Drumright, warning him that the communists were hitting along the front. The invasion caught the...
  • Teaching Case - Korea and the Thirties (B)
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    Abstract:On June 25, 1950, the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea received an alarming call from his deputy chief, E.F. Drumright, warning him that the communists were hitting along the front. The invasion caught the...
  • Teaching Case - New Haven: Mayor Logue and Police Chief Dilieto
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    Abstract:This case chronicles the interdepartmental conflict and power struggle between New Haven mayor Frank Logue and Police Chief Biagio Dilieto and their subsequent battle as candidates in the Democratic primary for the...
  • Teaching Case - Automobile Emissions Control: The Sulfates Problem (B)
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    Abstract:This two-case set and sequel (HKS Cases 77.0, 78.0, & 78.1) examines EPA Administrator Russell Train's response to automakers' 1975 petition to extend the deadline for compliance with the 1970 Clean Air Act...
  • Teaching Case - Automobile Emissions Control: The Sulfates Problem (A)
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    Abstract:This two-case set and sequel (HKS Cases 77.0, 78.0, & 78.1) examines EPA Administrator Russell Train's response to automakers' 1975 petition to extend the deadline for compliance with the 1970 Clean Air Act...
  • Classic Case - Hunger in America: 1965-1969 (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In 1967 Senators Robert Kennedy and Joseph Clark focused national attention on hunger in America with their unscheduled and widely publicized tour of black homes in the Mississippi Delta. This case examines existing...
  • Classic Case - A Failing Agency: The Federal Trade Commission
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    Abstract:In January 1969, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was jolted by the publication of a report by Ralph Nader that branded the agency and its staff as inadequate and incompetent, and its action to curb unfair...
  • Teaching Case - C-5A (A)
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    Abstract:When the first C-5A rolled out of its hangar in 1968, the giant transport plane was hailed by President Johnson as "a long leap forward in the effective military might of America." This case tells the saga of the...
  • Teaching Case - C-5A (B)
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    Abstract:When the first C-5A rolled out of its hangar in 1968, the giant transport plane was hailed by President Johnson as "a long leap forward in the effective military might of America." This case tells the saga of the...
  • Classic Case - Hunger in America: 1965-1969 (A Chronology of Events)
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    Abstract:In 1967 Senators Robert Kennedy and Joseph Clark focused national attention on hunger in America with their unscheduled and widely publicized tour of black homes in the Mississippi Delta. This case examines existing...
  • Teaching Case - Jerome Miller and the Department of Youth Services (A)
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    Abstract:In his first two years as Massachusetts Commissioner of Youth Services, Jerome Miller initiated a number of reform measures in an effort to provide more humane treatment for the young persons in his department's...
  • Teaching Case - Jerome Miller and the Department of Youth Services (B)
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    Abstract:In his first two years as Massachusetts Commissioner of Youth Services, Jerome Miller initiated a number of reform measures in an effort to provide more humane treatment for the young persons in his department's...
  • Teaching Case - Jerome Miller and the Department of Youth Services (B) (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In his first two years as Massachusetts Commissioner of Youth Services, Jerome Miller initiated a number of reform measures in an effort to provide more humane treatment for the young persons in his department's...
  • Classic Case - The Coming of the Cold War
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    Abstract:In February 1947, the Truman administration received a pair of urgent requests: to replace Britain as the supporter of the Greek government, which was beleaguered by Soviet-backed leftist guerillas; and to bolster...
  • Teaching Case - Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs
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    Abstract:Robert Hermann, acting administrator of the State Department's Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (1966-67), wants to liberalize the regulations governing visitor visas. He must decide whether and how to...
  • Classic Case - Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (Sequel)
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    Abstract:Robert Hermann, acting administrator of the State Department's Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (1966-67), wants to liberalize the regulations governing visitor visas. He must decide whether and how to...
  • Classic Case - California Legal Services, Inc. (A)
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    Abstract:This four-part case examines the efforts of California Legal Services (CLS) to provide legal aid to the poor in the late 1960s. Part A traces the origins of the legal services program. This section also presents...
  • Classic Case - California Legal Services, Inc. (B)
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    Abstract:This four-part case examines the efforts of California Legal Services (CLS) to provide legal aid to the poor in the late 1960s. Part A traces the origins of the legal services program. This section also presents...
  • Classic Case - California Legal Services, Inc. (C)
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    Abstract:This four-part case examines the efforts of California Legal Services (CLS) to provide legal aid to the poor in the late 1960s. Part A traces the origins of the legal services program. This section also presents...
  • Classic Case - California Legal Services, Inc. (D)
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    Abstract:This four-part case examines the efforts of California Legal Services (CLS) to provide legal aid to the poor in the late 1960s. Part A traces the origins of the legal services program. This section also presents...
  • Teaching Case - Congressman Aspin and Defense Budget Cuts
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    Abstract:This case studies the efforts of Les Aspin, freshman congressman from Wisconsin, to cut defense spending. It opens with a brief outline of the problems inherent in any challenge to the defense budget, and then...
  • Teaching Case - Congressman Aspin and Defense Budget Cuts (Sequel)
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    Abstract:This case studies the efforts of Les Aspin, freshman congressman from Wisconsin, to cut defense spending. It opens with a brief outline of the problems inherent in any challenge to the defense budget, and then...
  • Classic Case - Hunger in America: 1965-1969
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    Abstract:In 1967 Senators Robert Kennedy and Joseph Clark focused national attention on hunger in America with their unscheduled and widely publicized tour of black homes in the Mississippi Delta. This case examines existing...
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