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The nemesis who stood tall: a tale of governance and leadership

Arindam Saha (Jaipuria Institute of Management Indore, Indore, India)

Publication date: 9 July 2019


Learning outcomes

After a thorough briefing, classroom discussions and de-briefing, the students should be able to appreciate issues of leadership; understand challenges related to managing an organisation; and understand the aspects of organisational politics and power.

Case overview/synopsis

This real-life case study is based on a leading management institution of central India. The institute was quite successful in establishing its brand central India during 2011-2017 and is still going strong. The case here captures a change of leadership and the challenges/opportunities it posed to faculty and staff members. The case also intends to address the power struggle that ensued in later years of its functioning. The case is also about how the present leader would finally deal with it all. Students would be able to generate insights in leadership style, power and politics, employee retention, organisational decision-making and concerns in recruiting culturally fit employees.

Complexity academic level

Graduate level.

Supplementary materials

Teaching Notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details or email to request teaching notes.

Subject code

CSS 1: Accounting and Finance



The author wishes to acknowledge the useful inputs received from his students of PGDM batches 16-18 and 17-19.

Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision-making. The authors may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.


Saha, A. (2019), "The nemesis who stood tall: a tale of governance and leadership", , Vol. 9 No. 2.



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