Case Studies of Exemplary Leaders

These case studies, for use in classrooms and by practitioners, draw on lessons from the past winners of the Johnson Institute Annual Exemplary Leader Award and are available to faculty across the nation to assist with their teaching and research activities.

Mark Nordenberg

Kevin Kearns, Bokgyo Jonathan Jeong, Dillon Moore and Lydia McShane (2014), a case study with teaching note produced by the Johnson Institute in conjunction with its annual Exemplary Leader Award.

Nordenberg case study, click here.

Bill Drayton


Kevin Kearns, Dillon Moore, Rebecca Jeudin, Srivastava Kodavatiganti, and Lydia McShane (2014), Bill Drayton and Ashoka, a case study with teaching note produced by the Johnson Institute in conjunction with its annual Exemplary Leader Award.

Drayton case study, click here.

Thad Allen


Kevin Kearns, Chrystal Alexander, Marina Duane, Evelyn Gardner and Erin Morse (2013), Admiral Thad Allen: Leadership in a Crisis, a case study with teaching note produced by the Johnson Institute in conjunction with its annual Exemplary Leader Award.

Allen case study, click here.

Coleen Rowley

Kevin Kearns, Jonathan Livingston, and Jay Rickabaugh (2012), Coleen Rowley and the FBI, a case study with teaching note produced by the Johnson Institute in conjunction with its annual Exemplary Leader Award.

Rowley case study, click here.

Rowley teaching notes, click here.

Kathleen Hower

Kevin Kearns, Mazen Naim, and Lydia McShane (2012), Kathleen Hower and Global Links, a case study with teaching note produced by the Johnson Institute in conjunction with its annual Exemplary Leader Award.

Hower case study, click here.

Hower teaching notes, click here.

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