Assignment #1 “Leadership in Global Markets” based on Windowswear Tour DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Choose: Macy’s or Lord & Taylor or Saks Fifth Avenue or Bergdorf Goodman Research the company of your choice.  Examine the following:

  • Organizational structure
  • Leadership team
  • Global expansion

Assignments instructions: Build on the Marketing assignment.

  • How effective is the store presentation to reach the company’s target customer?
  • Does the visual presentation in any way exemplify the mission and vision of the company?
  • There has been considerable media attention for most of these companies recently. Based on your research of the structure and the team is the direction of the business clear?
  • Are there concerns of the shareholders regarding the current economic strategy by leadership?
  • Can you determine if technology implementation is a key strategy of the leadership team? How? What is the objective?
  • Can you draw any comparisons to businesses in your home country?


  • 2 page maximum Microsoft Word document.
  • Essay, bullet or numbered acceptable.
  • No cover page required
  • Heading must include your name, date, and title of the assignment.
  • Bibliography of resources required as 3rd

Assignment #2: Leadership Characteristics DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Consider Leadership characteristics from the diverse list of leaders below. Select one leader below.

  1. Identify the leader’s traits and/or characteristics.
  2. Which contemporary view would you say defines the leader you have selected?
  3. Are they transformational, transactional or charismatic?
  4. What leadership models/theories do you see in the leader of your choice? Describe why.

Defend your decisions. Can you add specific examples from research that illustrates the leader’s characteristics?

  1. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
  2. Angela Ahrendts, Apple
  3. John Donahue, CEO, EBay
  4. C. Douglas McMillon, CEO, Walmart
  5. Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
  6. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
  7. Virginia M. “Ginni” Rometty, President, CEO, IBM
  8. Lars Rebien Sørensen, former CEO of Novo Nordisk
  9. Peter Terium, CEO of German Utility RWE
  10. Suggested leader of your choice? Talk to me

Format: Same as Assignment #1.

Assignment #3 for Presentation DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Details to be distributed when topics are selected in class

“Trends in Intercultural Management” or

 “Innovative Global Leadership Strategies”

 TO BE PRE-APPROVED in class by Professor Cooper