In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case.
There is obvious conflict at Astrotech Fuel Systems between Jim McGee and George Phalen. What could each person have done differently to alleviate some or all this conflict?
Compare and contrast the roles played by politics and power in this case. Discuss how these plays out in relation to Jim McGee, George Phalen, Ben short, and Dick Faraday. What power styles did each exhibit in the case?
Considering the department sources of power discussed in the textbook, which one was Phalen trying to establish for the Fuel System operation and how was he going about it?