Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1993 (Revised June 2007)

Jack Thomas

by John P. Kotter and Andrew P. Burtis


This redisguised version of an earlier case, Tom Levick, provides an updated setting but does not change the teaching objectives. Chronicles the first six weeks of experience on the job for a recent business school graduate. Emphasis is on managing upwards--particularly with respect to errors discovered by the protaganist for which his boss was responsible. Provides background data.

Keywords: Power and Influence; Behavior; Leadership Style; Strategy; Rank and Position; Publishing Industry;


Kotter, John P., and Andrew P. Burtis. "Jack Thomas." Harvard Business School Case 494-062, November 1993. (Revised June 2007.)