Differentiate between a problem and a crisis. Table 8-3 in your textbook will help you with this discussion.

A Problem or a Crisis?

For this discussion question, perform the following:

  • Differentiate between a problem and a crisis. Table 8-3 in your textbook will help you with this discussion.
  • Examine a project that you are familiar with and consider one of the metrics/KPIs used to find something that is either a problem or crisis.
  • Explain your reasoning.

Support your statements and conclusions using at least one of this week’s required readings and one current, peer-reviewed scholarly article. Current means that the article was published in the most recent five years. Be sure to include your citation/reference pair in accordance with APA  format. Be sure to post a substantive initial post of at least 350 words.

Subject: Ethical Decision Making for Business

Subject: Ethical Decision Making for Business

– Recommended textbook for the subject: Weiss, J., Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, 6th edition (CHAPTER 7)

– Answer the following essay questions:

1. What are some changes that have occurred as a result of the Civil Rights Act of 1991?

2. What does the term legal and moral entitlement mean to you as an employee or future employee? Give an example. Do you agree that employees have legal and moral entitlements in the workplace? Explain.

3. Select an employee right in the workplace from the module. Give an example, based on your own outside reading or experience, of a situation involving this right. Was it violated? How? What was the outcome? What should the outcome have been? Why? Explain.

4. Think of three people you know from the different generations discussed in the module. Of these people, who is and is not satisfied with their work and jobs? Explain why they are or are not satisfied. Refer back to the generational differences and values in the chapter. To what extent did “generational differences” contribute in your analysis of the individuals’ work satisfaction? To what extent did “ethical reasons” affect their work satisfaction? Explain.

5. Do you believe dating should be permitted among employees? Do you think formal policies setting boundaries will keep this from happening? Why or why not?

Describe the organizational structure and design.

PowerPoint Presentation

Instructions

Imagine you are an executive for an organization of your choice, and you are preparing a presentation for the board of directors about the organization’s direction.

Create a PowerPoint presentation (approximately 10 to 15 slides), with speaker notes, in which you address the following components:

§  Describe the organizational structure and design.

§  Examine the organization’s differentiation and growth strategy.

§  Analyze strategic options and a management approach the organization uses as it relates to the organization’s goals and strategies.

§  Analyze the corporate culture and methods used to influence employee satisfaction and retention.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format. Use at least one scholarly article from the CSU Online Library.

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Also, familiarize yourself with the more complex Path-Goal model and Fiedler’s Contingency model.

For this assignment, first review the background materials with a focus on Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model. Make sure you are familiar with the four leadership styles covered in the situational approach including Directing, Coaching, Supporting, and Delegating and situations where you are supposed to use these four styles.

Also, familiarize yourself with the more complex Path-Goal model and Fiedler’s Contingency model. You don’t need to know these two models in as much detail as the Situational model to complete this assignment, but make sure you understand the main idea of these models as well as some of their main advantages and disadvantages.

Case Assignment

  1. For each of the following situations, explain which of the four leadership styles covered in the Situational model should be used and explain your reasoning with references to Chapter 4 of Avery (2011) and at least one other required reading from the background materials:
  2. Each of the three models (Situational, Fielder Contingency, Path-Goal) covered in this module involves both “inputs” and “outputs.” For example, Situational Leadership involves taking employee commitment and competency as inputs and then—based on the employee information—choosing Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating as an output. Create a table comparing and contrasting the three models in terms of inputs and outputs, and include a 1- or 2-paragraph discussion of your table.
  3. Based on your table in Part 2 above and the readings, which of the three models do you think is most useful? Take into consideration both its ability to adapt leadership styles to realistic situations you may face, as well as ease of use of the model.

Assignment Expectations

  • Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.
  • Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
  • List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
  • Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
  • Include both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC portal.

Which of these levels best describes the developmental level of your supervisor’s full team?

For the Module 2 SLP assignment you will continue to apply the concepts from the background materials to your own personal experiences in the workplace. Think carefully about Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model and the four leadership styles of Directing, Coaching, Supporting, and Delegating. Then consider the styles of one or more of the supervisors you have worked with, and reflect upon whether or not their style changed depending on the situation.

After doing some reflecting on your own experiencing and reviewing the background materials, write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following issues:

  1. Take a look at the four developmental levels D1-D4 discussed in Avery (2004). Which of these levels best describes the developmental level of your supervisor’s full team?
  2. How would you describe the tasks required of your supervisor’s full team? Are they structured or unstructured?
  3. Overall, how well does your supervisor’s leadership style match with the developmental level of their team and the characteristics of the team’s tasks? Consider the Situational Leadership model for developmental level and the Path-Goal model for task characteristics in your answer.
  4. Based on either the Situational Leadership or Path-Goal model, do you have any recommendations for how your supervisor could change their leadership style?

SLP Assignment Expectations

  • Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.
  • Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
  • List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
  • Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
  • Include both a bibliography and in-text citations.

Does Travis Kalanick meet the definition of a transactional leader based on what you’ve read?

For this paper you should first thoroughly review the background readings and make sure you are clear on the distinction between charismatic, transformational, and transactional leadership. Then do some research on Travis Kalanick’s leadership style. There is no shortage of articles about Travis Kalanick and Uber. But harder to find are articles on what kind of leader he is and how he leads his employees. Here are a few articles to get you started, but if you can find articles that are more recent or have more information about his leadership style, feel free to use them in your paper instead.

After you have reviewed the background materials and done some research on Travis Kalanick, write a 4- to 5-page paper addressing the issues below. Make sure to cite both required background readings such as Barine and Minja (2012) or Luthans et al. (2015) as well as specific articles on Travis Kalanick.

Does Travis Kalanick meet the definition of a charismatic leader based on what you’ve read? Explain your answer using both the required background textbook readings as well as specific information you found about Kalanick.

*Does Travis Kalanick meet the definition of a transformational leader based on what you’ve read? Explain your answer using both the required background textbook readings as well as specific information you found about Kalanick.

*Does Travis Kalanick meet the definition of a transactional leader based on what you’ve read? Explain your answer using both the required background textbook readings as well as specific information you found about Kalanick.

*Overall, what do you believe are the main benefits and drawbacks of Travis Kalanick’s approach to leadership? Do you think he needs to make major changes in his leadership style?

Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.

Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials

List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.

Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).

Include both a bibliography and in-text citations

Describe a situation you experienced in the workplace when a current or past supervisor used a transformational or charismatic approach to motivate their employees.

For the Module 3 SLP assignment you will be again be applying the concepts from the background materials to your own personal experiences. You can write about the same supervisor you wrote about in Modules 1 and 2, or choose a different supervisor that you worked with and got to know well.

Carefully review the concepts and definitions of charismatic, transformational, and transactional leadership. Then write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following issues using specific examples from your personal experiences:

  1. Describe a situation you experienced in the workplace when a current or past supervisor used a transformational or charismatic approach to motivate their employees. Was it effective?
  2. Describe a situation you experienced in the workplace when a current or past supervisor used a transactional approach to motivate their employees. Was it effective?
  3. Based on what you’ve read for this class so far as well as from your own experience working with different supervisors, do you think transformational and charismatic leadership can be learned or do you think it something you are born with? To support your answer, use both of the following: your personal experiences and references from the required background materials.

SLP Assignment Expectations

  • Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.
  • Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
  • List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
  • Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
  • Include both a bibliography and in-text citations.

Discuss best practices for hiring top talent and the process for developing top talent from within the organization.

Each group is to prepare a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 5 slides per student not including the cover slide and the reference slide. Every slide needs to include 100 words in the Notes section. Your slides should be combined as one presentation. Only one (1) group member needs to upload the presentation.

Please, ensure every group member’s name is on the cover slide. You must use at least one reference, in addition to your book. You need to use in-text citations. Your in-text citation and your reference (on your reference slide) must be in APA format.

Topic for PowerPoint Presentation

Discuss best practices for hiring top talent and the process for developing top talent from within the organization.

One of the most important areas of preparation pertains to understanding a product’s features and how those features might solve buyers’ needs.

Successful selling is based on planning and preparation before the sales call and sales presentation. One of the most important areas of preparation pertains to understanding a product’s features and how those features might solve buyers’ needs.

The link between product features and buyers’ needs is accomplished by converting a product’s features into benefits for the buyer. Benefits are solutions to needs. It is important to realize that specific product features may yield different benefits to different buyers. Thus, preparation includes imagining the variety of buyers’ needs that a feature might address and how to uncover potential benefits through questioning.

The objective of the sales presentation assignment is to gain experience applying the selling process by planning for and preparing a formal sales presentation to meet the needs of a customer. This assignment will help you apply and integrate all of the course objectives for MKG 360. The sales presentation assignment will be completed in sections with the final sales presentation due in Module 8.

Throughout the course, you will complete a number of graded Sales Call Presentation milestone assignments that will support your work on your final project. Throughout the course, you will also have reminders that will prompt you about where you should be in the project development process.

For the purposes of your final portfolio assignment, you are a sales person for an international sales organization of your choice. You will be expected to revise the Milestones you completed in Modules 1, 4, and 7, add the Module 8 slides and submit a final Sales Call Presentation in Module 8 as a Portfolio Project.

Module 1 Milestone: Identifying Prospective Customers

  • Identify a prospective customer, including the customer’s name, the industry, and a brief description of his or her needs.
  • Identify your total market offering: Consider what you could potentially sell to the prospective customer.

Module 4 Milestone: Making the Professional Introduction

  • How would you introduce your organization? How would you gain a prospect’s attention?
  • Effectively build rapport: How can you establish it?
  • Create a transition from rapport to needs identification.

Module 7 Milestone- Identify Needs

  • Discuss decision criteria and the people involved in the decision-making process.

Module 8 Milestone: Product/Service Description and Close

  • Present benefits based upon buyer needs instead of just features.
  • Create a logical, convincing presentation with a strategy to communicate and persuade regarding reason to buy.
  • Persuasively present a reason to buy.
  • Asks for business or appropriate commitment from the buyer, given the nature of this particular sales call.
  • Conclusion.

Final Presentation Requirements

  • Prepare a 10- to 15-slide presentation with voice narration. If you do not have access to a microphone, you may write out your narration as a script and submit as an accompanying Word document or find an alternative way of presenting the narration, depending on the program. PowerPoint, for instance, has the option to add notes at the bottom of each slide. Be sure to clearly designate which slide the narration accompanies.
    • Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed, scholarly sources. You may also use your textbook as an additional source. The CSU-Global library is a great place to find these resources.
    • Format all sources according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
  • If you do not have access to PowerPoint, you may use a program like Google, SlideRocket, Prezi, or another software to create your presentation. Embed voice narration in your presentation or follow the same directions above for a written script and submit it separately. Familiarize yourself with the program you choose early on in the process.
  • You will be graded on the thoroughness of your presentation, its usefulness as a sales tool, your understanding of the concepts presented in this course, and writing style and mechanics.

Refer to the Portfolio Project grading rubric available in the Module 8 Folder for information on grading details.

You work for a large multinational technology organization. The company has determined they need to create a disaster recovery plan.

You work for a large multinational technology organization.  The company has determined they need to create a disaster recovery plan.

As a team,work on below department in your organization:

·         Marketing

Requirements:

Describe the services that your department provides to the organization, the types of disasters will most affect your department, and what you and your department can do to prepare for a disaster situation.  Perform a limited risk analysis for your department (because any given department in an organization can be considered an organization on its own) for the types of disasters that will most affect your department.

After you conducted your limited risk analysis for your department, the company decided to make you the captain for your company’s disaster recovery team.  You know that working as a team is important and therefore you’re trying to figure out how to build both the team and friendships within the new team. As a team, you should discuss why you need to create a contingency policy and plan.  You should describe what you need to start the contingency planning process and finally, define business impact analysis and describe each of its components.

Now that you know what goes into making up your plan, you should discuss the relationships between the overall use of contingency planning and the subordinate elements of incident response, business resumption, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.  Additionally, you will describe the techniques used for data and application backup and recovery.

To conclude the project, you are going to describe the process you will use to organize the incident response planning process, explain the techniques that can be employed when formatting a security incident response team, and describe the processes used in making decisions about incident detection and escalation.

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