1. Read the Blake Sports Apparel and Switch Activewear: Bringing the Executive Team Together case
2. Write a paper that addresses all of the following:
a. Executive Summary: Briefly summarize key points of the paper:
• What is the problem or issue?
• What are the possible causes of the issue or problem?
• What solutions do you recommend?
b. Problem and Analysis from Part 1 of this assignment: Implement any feedback that you
received from your instructor.
c. Recommendations: Acting as a leadership consultant to Cameron Barker (and
applying principles and practices from this course), what recommendations would you
make to improve teamwork and resolve conflicts more effectively? Use the questions
below to guide you:
• What can Barker do to increase trust and improve communication?
• How can Barker incentivize the teams to improve alignment and meet
their collective goals?
• What can be done to make team meetings more effective?
Should Barker change the teams either in terms of team leadership and
members and/or or overall structure? Explain.
• What, if anything, does Barker need to change about his own leadership
style and his behaviors in order to make his Executive Team more
• What additional actions should Barker take to improve team dynamics
and performance and ensure that both Blake Sports Apparel and Switch
Activewear improve collaboration and thrive in their market segment?