Explain how the theory works

Discussion 1

If you were assigned to work a year in one of the following types of teams and had to choose only one, which would it be and why? (a) functional team, (b) cross-functional team, (c) self-managed team, (d) shared-leadership team, and (e) multiteam systems (MTSs)

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Discussion 2

Leaders can improve the chances for a successful change outcome by following Kotter’s eight-step change theory. Pick three of the eight-step change theory components and give an example for each step that explains how leaders can implement it to effect change.

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Final Paper

 

Final Paper

Focus of the Final Paper

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

  1. Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
  2. Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
  3. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
  4. Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
  5. Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
  6. If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.

Discussion 1

If you were assigned to work a year in one of the following types of teams and had to choose only one, which would it be and why? (a) functional team, (b) cross-functional team, (c) self-managed team, (d) shared-leadership team, and (e) multiteam systems (MTSs)

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Discussion 2

Leaders can improve the chances for a successful change outcome by following Kotter’s eight-step change theory. Pick three of the eight-step change theory components and give an example for each step that explains how leaders can implement it to effect change.

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Final Paper

 

Final Paper

Focus of the Final Paper

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

  1. Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
  2. Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
  3. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
  4. Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
  5. Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
  6. If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization.

Discussion 1

If you were assigned to work a year in one of the following types of teams and had to choose only one, which would it be and why? (a) functional team, (b) cross-functional team, (c) self-managed team, (d) shared-leadership team, and (e) multiteam systems (MTSs)

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Discussion 2

Leaders can improve the chances for a successful change outcome by following Kotter’s eight-step change theory. Pick three of the eight-step change theory components and give an example for each step that explains how leaders can implement it to effect change.

Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

Final Paper

 

Final Paper

Focus of the Final Paper

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

  1. Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
  2. Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
  3. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
  4. Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
  5. Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
  6. If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

Compare global, national, and local approaches to maximize innovation and creativity in IT projects.

Compare global, national, and local approaches to maximize innovation and creativity in IT projects.

Instructions

This assessment addresses the following course objective(s):

  • Compare global, national, and local approaches to maximize innovation and creativity in IT projects.
  • Develop findings and recommendations for an IT innovation project.

This is the first part of a three-part project in technology innovation. Through these three assessments, you will:

  • identify a potential IT innovation
  • create a plan to implement that innovation
  • describe how the plan could be executed.

In this stage of the project, you will be identifying a potential innovation related to technology or IT systems within a business. In later steps you will describe the planning and implementation of this idea in much greater detail.

For this assignment, create a presentation that:

  • defines the IT innovation that you are proposing
  • sets the business and organizational context for this idea
  • describes how this idea will create a strategic competitive advantage
  • discusses how you generated this idea (research, personal experience, etc.)
  • provides context and details on the types of programming, systems, and training needed

Presentations should include a minimum of 12 slides, be of professional appearance, and include references in APA.

Discuss whether your interpersonal conflict management skills are effective or ineffective.

Differences of opinion with a co-worker. Disagreements with your significant other. Arguments with relatives or friends. What do each of these scenarios have in common? Your ability to manage conflict is either effective or ineffective. How do you know if it’s effective or ineffective, and how can you learn from it? In this first discussion for the final week, you will consider areas of strength and improvement associated with your own style of conflict management based on your own experiences.

Read Chapter 11 from The Interpersonal Communication Book; answer the 10 true/false statements regarding your interpersonal conflict behavior (p. 297 – 298). Then, review your results and consider whether your interpersonal conflict management skills are effective or ineffective.

https://ashford.instructure.com/courses/68720/external_tools/retrieve?display=borderless&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcontent.ashford.edu%2Flti%3Fbookcode%3DDevito.0499.17.1%20

Initial Post: Prepare a 300-word minimum reply that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • Identify personal communication strengths and growth. Describe at least two strengths and two growth areas.
  • Consider an actual example from your own personal or professional experience where you could have been more effective. How would you go about following the conflict management steps on pp. 292-296?

The initial reply is due no later than Day 3 (Thursday) of the learning week, and at least two substantive replies of at least 100 words to two different peers will be due no later than Day 7 (Monday) of the learning week.

Describe at least two strengths and two growth areas.

Differences of opinion with a co-worker. Disagreements with your significant other. Arguments with relatives or friends. What do each of these scenarios have in common? Your ability to manage conflict is either effective or ineffective. How do you know if it’s effective or ineffective, and how can you learn from it? In this first discussion for the final week, you will consider areas of strength and improvement associated with your own style of conflict management based on your own experiences.

Read Chapter 11 from The Interpersonal Communication Book; answer the 10 true/false statements regarding your interpersonal conflict behavior (p. 297 – 298). Then, review your results and consider whether your interpersonal conflict management skills are effective or ineffective.

https://ashford.instructure.com/courses/68720/external_tools/retrieve?display=borderless&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcontent.ashford.edu%2Flti%3Fbookcode%3DDevito.0499.17.1%20

Initial Post: Prepare a 300-word minimum reply that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • Identify personal communication strengths and growth. Describe at least two strengths and two growth areas.
  • Consider an actual example from your own personal or professional experience where you could have been more effective. How would you go about following the conflict management steps on pp. 292-296?

The initial reply is due no later than Day 3 (Thursday) of the learning week, and at least two substantive replies of at least 100 words to two different peers will be due no later than Day 7 (Monday) of the learning week.

Identify personal communication strengths and growth.

Differences of opinion with a co-worker. Disagreements with your significant other. Arguments with relatives or friends. What do each of these scenarios have in common? Your ability to manage conflict is either effective or ineffective. How do you know if it’s effective or ineffective, and how can you learn from it? In this first discussion for the final week, you will consider areas of strength and improvement associated with your own style of conflict management based on your own experiences.

Read Chapter 11 from The Interpersonal Communication Book; answer the 10 true/false statements regarding your interpersonal conflict behavior (p. 297 – 298). Then, review your results and consider whether your interpersonal conflict management skills are effective or ineffective.

https://ashford.instructure.com/courses/68720/external_tools/retrieve?display=borderless&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcontent.ashford.edu%2Flti%3Fbookcode%3DDevito.0499.17.1%20

Initial Post: Prepare a 300-word minimum reply that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • Identify personal communication strengths and growth. Describe at least two strengths and two growth areas.
  • Consider an actual example from your own personal or professional experience where you could have been more effective. How would you go about following the conflict management steps on pp. 292-296?

The initial reply is due no later than Day 3 (Thursday) of the learning week, and at least two substantive replies of at least 100 words to two different peers will be due no later than Day 7 (Monday) of the learning week.

Discuss ethical principles of the National Organization for Human Services

DeVito, J. A. (2016). The interpersonal communication book (14th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

  • This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

 

As the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” For human services professionals, a high degree of care must be exercised when it comes to engaging with others, particularly as it relates to being mindful of the power dynamic that exists between the worker and client. In this final discussion forum, you will consider the course text and the ethical principles of the National Organization for Human Services in recognizing positive and negative elements of power you possess in a fictional or actual human services scenario.

Read Chapter 12 from The Interpersonal Communication Book and answer the six statements related to your interpersonal power (p. 311-312); read the National Organization for Human Services Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals (Links to an external site.) and consider the issue of power and influence in human services. Then, review your answers to the six statements and consider the degree of interpersonal power that you believe you possess.

Initial Post: Please prepare a 300-word minimum post that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication strengths with respect to how you exercise power?
  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication growth areas with respect to how you exercise power?
  • If you were to imagine (or if you are currently) a human services professional working with a client population of your choice (e.g., children and families, the mentally ill, the homeless, etc.), how would (or do) you use your knowledge of your strengths and limitations, in addition to the ethical standards for human service professionals, to reduce the presence of negative power and influence that you might have in a situation with a client?

What would you identify as some of your personal communication growth areas with respect to how you exercise power?

DeVito, J. A. (2016). The interpersonal communication book (14th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

  • This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

 

As the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” For human services professionals, a high degree of care must be exercised when it comes to engaging with others, particularly as it relates to being mindful of the power dynamic that exists between the worker and client. In this final discussion forum, you will consider the course text and the ethical principles of the National Organization for Human Services in recognizing positive and negative elements of power you possess in a fictional or actual human services scenario.

Read Chapter 12 from The Interpersonal Communication Book and answer the six statements related to your interpersonal power (p. 311-312); read the National Organization for Human Services Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals (Links to an external site.) and consider the issue of power and influence in human services. Then, review your answers to the six statements and consider the degree of interpersonal power that you believe you possess.

Initial Post: Please prepare a 300-word minimum post that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication strengths with respect to how you exercise power?
  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication growth areas with respect to how you exercise power?
  • If you were to imagine (or if you are currently) a human services professional working with a client population of your choice (e.g., children and families, the mentally ill, the homeless, etc.), how would (or do) you use your knowledge of your strengths and limitations, in addition to the ethical standards for human service professionals, to reduce the presence of negative power and influence that you might have in a situation with a client?

How would you determine      the disciplinary action appropriate for the employees

Please review the following scenario and place yourself in the position of the new Human Resource Manager for Acme Manufacturing. Once you understand the circumstances of the problems in this organization, please respond to the questions that the General Manager has posed.

Scenario: You just started work as the new Human Resources Manager for Acme Manufacturing, a Fortune 1,000 company. The job was vacant for 6 months prior to your hiring. You have wondered about this, especially since reading about employee harassment incidents and fights recently in the news.

The General Manager (GM) calls you into his office the minute you arrive. He shuts the door after saying a quick word of welcome and begins to tell you about an incident that happened last week that needs your immediate attention. The company’s manufacturing operation runs three shifts of production workers so that the plant is operating 24/7. Over the past 6 months, hostilities have arisen between employees on the third and first shifts. What started out as jeering and criticisms by the first shift, claiming they have to clean up the mess and complete all of the work left undone by the third shift, has escalated to physical confrontations and altercations. Although the GM says that aggressive bantering back and forth is common for shift workers in manufacturing, he admits that he is worried about further violent escalation. The GM says he needs your help.

  • Where do you think that      this evaluation should begin? In your reply, explain your reasoning.
  • Explain the different      levels of disciplinary actions that will be used for the Acme      Manufacturing Company. Your reply should include the levels of discipline      and 1 example of a disciplinary action for each level.
  • How would you determine      the disciplinary action appropriate for the employees involved in this      scenario? Your response should include your reasoning.
  • Why would you draft      policies and procedures associated with disciplinary actions for the      workplace? Provide a minimum of 2 reasons in your response.
  • How would you ensure      that the entire workforce is trained on these new policies and procedures?      Provide 1 example in your response.

Write a 5–7-page memo to the GM that provides your responses to his questions above. Be sure to cite any references used in proper APA format.