M. J. Tasman (a)

5 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2009

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Alexander Horniman

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Michael Brewster

affiliation not provided to SSRN


M. J. Tasman had made the transition to his new organization, having been quite successful in a smaller one. After the first year he was shocked to see the "engagement scores" put forth by his people. He wondered how this could be and what he could do differently.



Rev. Aug. 23, 2012


The results of the staff survey were quite disappointing to M. J. Tasman, the general manager of H.T. Consulting. Tasman had been with the firm (a 400-person consulting business) as its general manager for a year, after having left his previous position as CEO of a 100-person consulting business.

When Tasman joined the firm, his new CEO gave him the following objectives:

· Increase the proportion of external to internal consulting work from 75:25 to 50:50.

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Keywords: leadership, leadership style, feedback, personal change, engagement as an enterprise attribute, performance

Suggested Citation

Horniman, Alexander and Brewster, Michael, M. J. Tasman (a). Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0971, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1421633

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Michael Brewster

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