Question: 1 What grade would you give Ms Nooyi for her

1. What "grade" would you give Ms. Nooyi for her job performance as a strategic leader? What are her strengths and weaknesses? Where would you place Ms. Nooyi on the Level-5 pyramid of strategic leadership (see Exhibit 2.4), and why? Support your answers.
2. What should a strategic leader like Ms. Nooyi do if his or her vision does not seem to lead to an immediate (financial) competitive advantage? What would be your top three recommendations? Support your arguments.
3. If you were a member of PepsiCo's board of directors, would you be concerned with Ms. Nooyi's and/or PepsiCo's performance? If you were concerned, what course of action would you recommend? Would you go so far as to endorse Ms. Nooyi's replacement with a new CEO who would focus more on PepsiCo's stock market performance? Why or why not?
4. Do you agree with Ms. Nooyi's critics that PepsiCo should be split up into two companies-one focusing on beverages, and one focusing on snack foods? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of such a move?

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