a. How would you describe the culture of Siemens before Kleinfeld’s appointment as CEO?
b. Kleinfeld’s leadership style was criticized as being “brash” and “American.” Is that a fair assessment? Why or why not?
c. Do you think the decision to “clean house” in the Siemens’ executive offices was the right one? Why or why not?
d. What challenges does Peter Löscher face in restoring the company’s reputation?