Fragility, Resilience, or Obstinance mini-cases
University of Louisville College of Business
Date of Publication: 2020
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Industry: Multiple, unspecified industries
This document contains four mini-case studies. Students prepare by assessing the characters in the cases for the resilience they exhibit from the perspectives of different constituents. This helps them to see the complexity of perspectives and the difficulty of achieving ideal resilience. Then, as the students discuss potential applications, they can see how the application of resilience differs based on scenarios.
Starter comment: These cases give students the chance to debate where actions fall on a spectrum between fragility, resilience, and obstinance, and from whose perspective. In addition to helping students investigate the complexity of virtues in application, the situational approach also provides a useful preparation for practicing resilience with the Leadership Workout app.
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