Robert Nardelli was heavily criticized for his leadership style and methods he used during his tenure as CEO of Home Depot. Using your readings for this week, along with outside research, describe his style of leadership and take a position on whether you think his actions rose to the level of being unethical.
Write a three- to four-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) addressing the following in your paper:
- Clearly describe Robert Nardelli’s leadership style in terms of Leadership Theory, incorporating the following theories within your paper:
- Trait Theory
- Behavioral Theory
- Situational and Contingency Theories
- State whether his actions were ethical or unethical.
- Cite the text material and research that support your position.
Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Resources and references to use below
Charan, R. (2006). Home Depot’s blueprint for culture change. Harvard Business Review. 84(4), 60-70. Retrieved from EBSCOhost database.
Grow, B., Foust, D., Thornton, E., Farzad, R., McGregor, J., & Zegal, S. (2007). Out at home depot. Business Week.
Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2007-01-14/out-at-home-depot