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The First Follower Discussion

Watch The First Follower and discuss three things you learned from the video clip, providing examples. Also, explain the chain of leadership + follower = movement. Why do you think it's important that the leader embraces the first follower as an equal? http://sivers.org/ff

Hiring the right person

Beyond the traditional approaches of going over the application and conducting a face-to-face interview, what other steps can an employer take to ensure that the person who is being hired for a job has the right abilities, skills, past experiences, and personality?

Ensuring Honesty Of Applicants During Interview

In the face-to-face interview process, what steps can be taken to ensure that the applicant is being frank and honest with you, and what steps should you take if you feel that he or she is portraying an inaccurate picture of himself or herself?

Job Applicants and Resume Goals

How should you approach a job applicant's written application and resume if your goal is to make sure that they accurately reflect the person's past experiences and accomplishments?

External Environmental Factors

How might external environment factors shape a consensus or create conflict among an organization's departmental missions, objectives, and goals?

Access Database: Employee Table and a Customer Table

If I could get some help explaining the assignment and how to create the requested doc that would be great! Each individual should create an Access database that includes 2 different tables: an employee table and a customer table. Field titles for the employee table should be as follows: Employee ID number First name

Salesperson Characteristics Identified

Identify a product or service that you recently have bought from a salesperson. For example, the product could be an emerald ring at a jewelry store or a service could include paying extra to have the new washing machine you purchased delivered to your house. (If you have not recently bought a product from a salesperson, you

Improving the Lighting in the Restaurant Area

As the facilities manager, your GM has brought to your attention several complaints from guests about the lighting in their rooms. What can you do to reduce guest complaints? Additionally, your GM wants to know what you can do to improve the lighting in the restaurant area.

Determining System Reliability with Parallel Components

A system has three components in parallel with reliabilities 0.9, 0.7, and 0.5. System reliability is __. A) 0.315 B) 0.700 C) 0.900 D) 0.985 E) 2.100 The correct answer is D) 0.985 but my calculations do not come up with this. This is from a chapter review and I would appreciate help.

Employee Training & Development: Article Review

Find an article about training on the Business Publications Search Engine (bpubs.com) Web site. Write a summary of the main topic of the article of your choice. In the summary, identify how the training methods discussed in the article, align with current organizational issues.

DNA Company Mission / Vision Analyzed

A fictional company called DNA, created their mission and vision statements below. After reading the mission and vision, identify the priorities of DNA's management. What three words jump out at you? Why do they jump out at you? What do you think this says about the company? What implications might that have on t

Earned Value Calculation; Schedule Variance; Cost variance

See attached document for charts and graphs. 5-1 Earned Value Calculation You are 4 months into a 6 month project. The project is linear, which means that the progress and spending occurs at a constant rate. Our crack project team of highly skilled associates has worked diligently and put in extra hours to keep the projec

Daniel Yankelovich on dialogue and debate: list and explain three skills

Dialogue is a skill used for business conversations including negotiations, planning, conflict management, and establishing shared understanding of important information. There are a number of specific skills that are used to establish an effective dialogue between and among individuals. Find additional articles by Daniel Yanke

Techniques to motivate employees in the pharmaceutical industry

Your organization is engaged in cutting-edge research in the pharmaceutical industry where competitors are racing against each other to release new drugs in the market. You are almost ready to launch a new drug when you hear that a rival is on the verge of releasing a similar drug. What techniques will you use to motivate your e

HR: Staffing System Management, Retention Strategies

Staffing System Management: 1-What is the difference between a centralized staffing function and a decentralized staffing function? 2-Why would an organization want to have a centralized staffing function, as opposed to letting each manager be totally responsible for all staffing activities in his or her department? -

Human processes within a business system

We know that everything cannot be computerized. One of the reasons why some apparently simple activities cannot be fully computerized is the need for tacit knowledge. Consider, for example, a hotel receptionist who has to rapidly identify whether a person checking in is part of a family coming together, a group of travelers. A s

Advantages and Disadvantages of Data Gathering Methods

Please discuss the following: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the two principal methods of gathering data - the questionnaire method and the interview approach? Provide an example of a poor interview question in your response.

What Makes a Well Written Job Descriptions

Although there is no standard format for a job description, almost all well-written, useful descriptions will include these components: (1) Job title, (2) Summary, (3) Equipment, (4) Environment, (5) Activities. Explain what information should be contained in each section. Provide an example of a poorly written activities co

The Benefits of Telecommuting

Name and explain three benefits that companies attribute to telecommuting. Which do you feel is the greatest benefit, and why?