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Describe the existing leadership within of General Motors

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Context;You are to consider the situation from the point of view of Mary T. Barra, General Motors, CEO;Situation;General Motors has been grappling with a crisis over its 11-year failure to recall cars equipped with faulty ignition switches. The flaw could cause engines to shut off, leading to a sudden loss of power steering and power brakes, and the failure of air bags to deploy in a crash. So far, GM has attributed at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths to switch-related air bag malfunctions. It was only in February of this year that GM finally began recalling 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other older models equipped with the faulty switches.;On 15 Jan 2014, Mary T. Barra took over as chief executive, becoming the first female to lead a major automaker. The 33-year GM veteran previously headed, at different times, the automaker's manufacturing engineering, human resources and product development.;Question;1. Describe the current state of General Motors;Describe General Motors with specific reference to the broader automotive industry in terms of size, complexity, organisations in the industry, context, environment and conditions.;2. Describe the existing leadership within of General Motors;Describe/explain existing leadership from a Person lens.;Describe/explain existing leadership from a Purpose lens.;Describe/explain existing leadership from a Position lens.;Describe/explain existing leadership from a Process lens.

 

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