Michael Patterson A & B
Read Michael Patterson A & B then answer the following questions, in question-
answer format, using content from course readings, your work/career experiences,
and the case. Be specific, cite, define, describe, and support your answers well. Your
job is to show me that you’ve read all assigned materials by using the case as your
(10 points) What events at Confederation Kitchen led to Michael Patterson’s
(15 points) In the article “Stop Holding Yourself Back” by Morriss, Ely, and
Frei, the authors discuss behaviors that are barriers that hold people back.
Which of these do you see with Patterson? Support your answer.
(15 points) In Chapter one Nahavandi talks about effectiveness with regard
to leaders and managers. Is Michael Patterson an effective manager or
leader? Support your answer.
(20 points) Organizational behavior is discussed in Chapters one and two of
Nahavandi. Describe the organizational culture at Confederation Kitchen and
the shift that has occurred. Use the content in the case and the chapters to
describe the organizational aspects of the shift. Then, describe how this shift
is related to the situation Patterson finds himself in at this point.
(15 points) Look at the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) model described in
Chapter three of Nahavandi. Explain LMX theory and apply it to the cas