What makes a great leader? What directions from a position of influence increase the likelihood of successful attainment of goals? Looking closely at Chobani’s leadership, under Turkish immigrant Hamdi Ulukaya, clearly a set of specific attributes cannot define a great leader. Rather, successful leaders are defined by what makes them different from everyone else. Chobani’s story is that of a fairy tale. What started as an immigrant’s risky venture has become a market-consuming conglomerate worth billions of dollars. Opening his own wholesale feta cheese plant in 2002 after tasting the inferior local American cheese, Ulukaya developed his small local plant’s operations with a vision to deliver a product that was simply better than that currently available to consumers.
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Following a careful review of the assigned course materials for this unit, read Case Study 12.1: Leadership Perspective at Chobani in the Neck et al. textbook. The case is in Chapter 12. Then, draft a formal academic composition in which you respond to the questions posed at the end of the reading.
The responses should reflect higher-level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). Students should consider the demands made of decision-makers, as their choices can impact stakeholders within the organization and in the external marketplace. No minimum number of references exists for this assignment, but appropriate business (no Investopedia, Wikipedia, etc.) and scholarly sources must be utilized to support the analysis. Opinion is insufficient to demonstrate a graduate-level understanding of the course materials and topics.