This case is a follow-up to “Tar Products: AlliedSignal (A),” G-0504. At the date of the B case, 13 months have passed since Charles L. Griffith joined Carbon Materials and Technologies. The business has undergone a major transformation that has restored profitability to the division. The task for the student is to determine which factors contributed to this dramatic turnaround. The case explores the role of leadership, fact-based decision making, vision setting, and team formation. It also allows students to discuss how to “lead from the middle.” Videotape #8284, “AlliedSignal Tar Products,” is designed for use with both cases (see Videotape Bibliography).
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