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Background of the case * Talks about the red tops that’s an African-American dance orchestra band, which performed for 2 decades in the southern states. That’s leaded by Osborne with a specialty in blues music. * Being established in 1953 but was disbanded in 1974 by the turnover of musicians and Osborne’s increasing age. * There’s also studies on leadership and how Walter Osborne’s mgmt provided a relevant case just for that. * With the usage of frameworks proposed by Morgeson, Lindoefer & Loring * Lastly, with an examination of team leadership through the socio-historical model, illustrating lessons for the leaders and portraying power through the analysis. About Walter Osborne * Was a successful leader possessing spontaneous skills and was drummer of the Red Tops band, * Osborne had strict rules just like how businesses would have- punctuality for performances and rehearsals, band uniforms were to be neat and tidy and there was a renounce from drinking and socializing whilst on job. * He had strict rules of conduct and regular inspections on the members of the band. * Thus was popular for his leadership strength and rules towards his members without any biasness.

The success of the Red Tops band * Red Tops success is mainly because of their disciplined mgmt, fine performance and exclusive talent * Where they entertained teams of dancers with a mix of blues, jazz and pop * Creating a fan base across Mississippi and nearby states * Performances were mainly for white audiences at venues like country clubs, restaurants, ballrooms, high schools, etc. * And were mostly popular in Mississippi during the nightlife era where couples would spend their evening…...

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