Certain companies like Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Amazon seem to be able to maintain a strong competitive advantage within their respective industries. How are they able to do so? What do they need to do to sustain their competitive advantage?
In what type of organizational structure do you think you would thrive? Which organizational structure would be most difficult for you? Do you want to pursue a functional career path or a generalist career path?
Consider the Theory X and Theory Y approaches to leadership. Which one resonates with you? Think of an example of a highly successful Theory X and Theory Y leader. What did they do to achieve success?