Paul Bremer at the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq
Robert Steven Kaplan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Harvard Business School
September 24, 2010
Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 411-010
Since becoming the President's envoy responsible for post-war Iraq, Paul Bremer endured many sleepless nights, struggling with the decision of how to hand over sovereignty to the Iraqi people. Despite daily assassination attempts, tribal warfare, growing violence, and political pressure--at home in Washington, D.C. and abroad--the CPA undertook the difficult task of handing over power to an Iraqi civil society which was simultaneously being rebuilt from the ground up.
Diagnose the leadership strategies employed in a crisis situation and decide how to move forward in the process of transferring sovereignty.
Date posted: March 19, 2012
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