This module’s reading focused on Gianna Angelopoulous-Daskalaki and how she led the bidding organization that secured the 2004 Olympics for Athens and then later the preparations for those Games. After substantial planning problems threatened to cost Greece the Olympics, Angelopoulos was asked to take over the preparations, with only 4 of the 7 years remaining.
What do you think she needs to consider in making the decision to take over the Games’ preparations? What role should she play? Where should she start? Discuss her leadership style and how she and her team won the bid.