Chapter 6–Class—According to Yukl (2013), people resist change for many reasons. Choose one reason listed in the Leadership in Organizations textbook and provide an example from a past or current employment of this type of resistance to change. How was this obstacle managed? What actions would you now recommend? Why?
The purpose of this assignment is to examine similarities and differences in criteria of effectiveness for several familiar leadership roles. In a three- to four-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages)
Identify the criteria by which the effectiveness of the following leaders might be evaluated: an assistant coach, a teacher, and a minister. Prioritize and explain the rationale for these criteria.
Discuss the ethical issues or challenges associated with prioritization.
Compare and contrast the extent to which there are unique or similar criteria across the different roles, and the extent to which the criteria are measurable. For example, some of the criteria you might identify for the role of assistant coach might include the team’s win-loss record, player perceptions, team morale, etc.
Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references from the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.
Ethical Organizational Climate
What is the relationship between a leader’s responsibility for ethical behavior and the idea of an ethical organizational climate? Research a specific nonfictional leader of your choice and provide examples of the behaviors this leader exhibits that highlight the role of ethics in leadership. Answer the following in your post:
Can a leader’s public and private morality be distinguished? Should they be? Can a bad person be a good leader? Why is it important for leaders to demonstrate ethical conduct? Which is more important for improving ethical values in an organization: a code of ethics, leader behavior, or employee training?
Companies have become increasingly aware of the advantages that being ethically conscious have to offer, especially in the global economy. Using the overview of ethical leadership provided in this week’s lecture and readings, in what way can ethical business practices increase organizational competitiveness in their respective industries and help to further substantiate the notion that an ethical culture is good for business? Conversely, how does unethical leadership adversely affect the organization’s bottom line? What impact can a leader’s position on ethics have on the culture of an organization?
Your supervisor was scheduled to present a seminar called Strategic Implementation in China, but he is now unable to fulfill this commitment and has asked you to take his place. Fortunately, he has already created a partial outline of topics for you to present. The seminar attendees will be mid-level and upper-level managers from various industries.
You will need to complete and research each topic on the outline and write 3 to 4 pages of content for your lecture. You will also create a nonlinguistic slideshow to accompany your lecture.
Deliverables: •3 to 4 pages of content which addresses the following outlined topics: ◦International Joint Ventures in China ◦What is an IJV? ◦What special considerations exist for entering into an IJV in China? ◾Cultural Considerations ◾guanxi ◾others
◾Governmental/Political Considerations ◾Note: Refer to www.uschina.org and choose 2 or 3 relevant examples ◾Cite all references using APA style.
•PowerPoint Presentation of 4 to 5 slides (body of presentation, no speaker notes needed) ◦Each slide should feature an image, graphic, screen shot, video clip, audio clip, or any other nonlinguistic element that supports the content of your lecture. These slides will serve as a visual and/or auditory way of further engaging your audience in the content.
Your report must include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa.
•Go to the StockTrak Research resources at http://www.stocktrak.com and find the five-year trend for the Standard & Poor 500 Index (S&P500). (Hint: Click on Research, then the Markets tab. Then click on the graph of the S&P500. You will find the 5-year trend at the base of the graph.) Using the information you found on StockTrak, predict the performance of the S&P500 for the next two (2) years. Provide support for your prediction.
•Analyze one to two (1-2) factors that influence investment decisions at different stages in an investor’s life cycle. Then, recommend one (1) client whose portfolio you will manage throughout the quarter, and explain your client’s stage in the investor life cycle.
Gem Infosys, a small software company, has decided to better secure its computer systems after a malware attack shut down its network operations for 2 full days. The organization uses a firewall, three file servers, two Web servers, one Windows 2008 Active Directory server for user access and authentication, ten PCs, and a broadband connection to the Internet. The management at Gem needs you to formulate an incident-response policy to reduce network down time if future incidents occur. Develop an incident-response policy that covers the development of an incident-response team, disaster-recovery processes, and business-continuity planning.
This assignment requires two to three pages in length, based upon the APA style of writing.
Use transition words; a thesis statement; an introduction, body, and conclusion; and a reference page with at least two references. Use a double-spaced, Arial font, size 12.
This week, you will be playing the role of a senior manager whose business is growing and is considering bringing on additional staff. However, the HR manager has suggested hiring potential employees on a temp-to-perm basis. Many organizations are recruiting permanent employees using this policy.
Read the Case Application 2: Spotting Talent. See the case toward the end of Chapter 13.
After reading the case, answer Questions 1, 2, and 5.
A particle with a mass of 6.64×10^–27 kg and a charge of+3.20×10^–19 C is accelerated from rest through a potentialdifference of 2.45×10^6 V. The particle then enters a uniform1.60-T magnetic field. If the particle’s velocity isperpendicular to the magnetic field at all times, what is themagnitude of the magnetic force exerted on the particle?
Week 4 Assignment – Business Ethics Robert Nardelli was heavily criticized for his leadership style and methods he used during his tenure as CEO of Home Depot. Using your readings for this week, along with outside research, describe his style of leadership and take a position on whether you think his actions rose to the level of being unethical.
Write a three- to four-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) addressing the following in your paper: a. Clearly describe Robert Nardelli’s leadership style in terms of Leadership Theory, incorporating the following theories within your paper: o Trait Theory o Behavioral Theory o Situational and Contingency Theories b. State whether his actions were ethical or unethical. c. Cite the text material and research that support your position. Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.