Case study on British Petroleum

Culture and Leadership

1- Identify four (4) competencies/traits managers used within the case study of (BP).

2- What competencies often associated with strong leaders do managers in (BP) seem to lack?

3- How would you characterise the leadership style of managers within the company.? (People Oriented & Task Oriented). Answers should be justified with examples.

4- Identify an example from the case study of each of the four Path Goal Theory Style of leadership (Directive, Supportive, Participative and Achievement oriented). Discuss the impact of these styles in each of the examples chosen.

5- How did managers go about shifting the strategy and culture of (BP)? Would you characterise managers as transformational or transactional leaders. Examples should be identified.


1- Identify how leaders in (BP) managed motivation through intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. Give one example of each reward from the case study.
2- Use the MARS model of motivation to discuss how Motivation (M), Ability (A), Role Perception (RP) and Situational Factors (S) have a positive effect on employees. Provide one example of each from the case study.


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