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Indifference, Gratitude, or Obsequiousness mini-cases

Teaching Case
Ryan Quinn
University of Louisville College of Business
Date of Publication: 2020
Leadership topics:
• Gratitude
• Leadership
Product number (to be assigned)
Pages: pending


This document contains four mini-case studies. These scenarios enable the instructor to lead students in a discussion that compares what is required to exhibit gratitude in each setting, including accounting for the diverging perspectives of constituents.


Starter comment: This session can help students think through gratitude and its extremes, and what gratitude looks like in everyday circumstances rather than in the typical domains to which we normally apply gratitude. This is also good preparation for practicing gratitude when using the Leadership Workout app.

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