Case 20 - Robin Hood

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1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed? 2. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? new objectives? a new strategy?

In the second year of the insurrection against the Sheriff of Nottingham, the tide of events is turning against Robin Hood and his men. The revolt, which began as a personal crusade inspired by anger, is feeling the consequences of not having a long term strategy or plan. In order to be successful, key changes are necessary for Robin Hood and the Merrymen.
Robin Hood faces a myriad of problems that can potentially influence the changes that are crucial for Robin’s organization, as well as affect the effectiveness of the insurrection. As the CEO of his organization, Robin has the
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While removing the Sheriff is the innovation that helped form the Merrymen, it has transformed into its own entity. The death of the sheriff would result in only fulfilling the revenge of Robin Hood and has no benefit to the group as a whole or improve the situation in Nottingham.

5. What are the pros and cons of accepting the offer of the barons to assist in securing King Richard’s release from prison?

The pros of accepting the offer from the barons are that King Richard’s release from jail in Austria could be expedited, and the people of Nottingham want the King back and Prince John removed from the throne. Also, Robin Hood will receive amnesty as compensation for his involvement. If Robin accepts the baron’s offer he will also have some political clout to throw around and it might help him convince his men to accept other unpopular possible strategies if the barons support him. However, on the flip side, accepting the offer is very dangerous. Prince John has spies everywhere and he is known for being spiteful and malicious. Also, if the plan fails the retributions will be swift and severe. Robin Hood should also consider if he can take the barons at the word and if they are worthy of his trust.

6. What action plan would you recommend to Robin? 7. How should Robin implement the recommended plan? What action steps will need to be taken to make


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