Rebecca S. Halstead: Steadfast Leadership

Posted: 18 Feb 2012

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Boris Groysberg

Harvard Business School

Deborah Bell

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: February 9, 2011

Abstract

Reviews Rebecca Halstead's career history, detailing how, through her personal attributes, skills, experiences, challenges, and organizational practices she developed into a successful leader and commander in the U.S. Army. The case profiles her leadership style and philosophy. It examines her career strategies and rise through the ranks; strategies she used to deal with challenges faced as a woman in the military; how she turned around a troubled military unit; and how she dealt with a difficult boss who threatened her command of a 25,000 person combat mission.

Learning Objective: This case explores several issues: leadership, career planning, leading teams, dealing with difficult bosses, human resource management; taking charge; hostile work environments; role of gender in work environments.

Suggested Citation

Groysberg, Boris and Bell, Deborah, Rebecca S. Halstead: Steadfast Leadership (February 9, 2011). Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 411-050, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2006667

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