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Leadership Question

Why is speed to market so critical to product or service innovation? What other factors are critical to successful product performance? Please provide a reference.

Creativity and Innovation in a Small Business

Many times the smaller company has to be more creative and innovative or not survive. They do not have unlimited resources to play with so they have to utilized every advantage they can possible get. Creativity and innovation is one of their prize resources within the company. Do you agree with this statement?

Small Companies Survives fastest than Big Companies

There are cons for being a small company. Smaller companies don't have the luxury of making financial mistakes with very little resources. You must get it right the first time or go under. Do you agree with this statement?

Entrepreneurial responsibility of employees

One employee can cripple a company, but if most employees become entrepreneurial in nature they will not allow that one employee to make such a huge error in judgment so as to jeopardize the company. Do you agree with this statement?

Transformational Leadership

Research has shown that transformational leadership can lead to a positive impact on performance and behavior. Discuss how this occurs and provide an example of a leader you have worked with who has done this successfully or who could use transformational leadership to be more successful. For the example you select, be sure to p

Leadership Question

What is the best organizational structure to enable innovation? Please provide a reference.

Leadership Question

Why are organizations beginning to question planning models that have been successful in the past? Please provide a reference.

Leaders, Treatment of Employees and Loyalty

Leaders need to not only implement proper strategies, but they also need to treat their employees with great respect so that this will carry over into the employees' treatment of customers, which can only benefit the company. If employees feel you value their ideas and opinions, they are more likely to be loyal to the company. D

Modifications in strategic plan and leadership

Sometimes when an organization's plan is very detailed, situations change and the plan has to then be modified. Problems can occur with detailed plans when situations change and the plan has to be changed, many times without a lot of analyzing time available. Do you agree with this statement?

Leadership Skills & Innovation

To be an effective organizational leader, one needs to employ strategy, planning, conflict resolution, ethical judgment, and charisma to inspire employees and coworkers. Innovation is the core attribute to successful managers; they must formulate ideas that are original and be motivated to incorporate these innovative ideas. Do

Dress code policy in an office

I used to work for an organization that had a very lenient dress code. It started out fine, most people dressed business causal, but within a year, it got way out of hand. Since we had a lot of clients fly in from out of state for trainings, and etc, it became very apparent that some rules needed to be put into place to ensure c

Does leadership in an organization make a difference?

Does leadership make a difference? Why or why not? Justify your opinion with examples from your personal experience and from research on the topic. Include in your response how leaders influence organizational performance and provide an example.

Pembina Pipeline Case Study

This question relates to the case study "Pembina Pipeline Corporation", by Ken Mark and Alexandra Hurst, from 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (Ivey Management Services, 2001), on page 238-241. The questions asked are: As Patrick Walsh, what would you do next? How would you structure your media release? What other ste

Analyze a root cause that is not well defined

Locate and review literature relevant to root cause analysis and answer the questions. - How will you analyze the root cause of a problem that is not well defined? - How do you get to the root cause of problems by focusing on the symptoms?Examine the process and analyze the root cause. APA Sixth Ed. Three pages.

Deliberate Planning Questions

Please help me to address the following questions - I need some assistance formulating initial ideas. - What are some similarities and differences between crisis action planning and deliberate planning? Give an example of each type of scenario. What happens in the Course of Action (COA) Development phase of Crisis Action

MBA Experience

•Develop a reading list to explore the concepts and topics that resonated with you during your MBA experience. •What can you do now to integrate the experiences and insights you had in your MBA experience with your personal and professional development goals?

Insights on Leadership

Please provide on insights on the following questions: 1. How should a leader be addressed by subordinates? Why? 2. Should a leader socialize with subordinates? To what extent? Why? 3. What are the hallmarks of a healthy, effective, efficient team? 4. How can a leader best build and maintain a strong team?

Having Good Contingency Plans

Having a good contingency plan is always a good practice to have in your professional and personal life. You never know when a curve ball could be thrown your way and being prepared is smart especially in a leadership role. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Having Multiple Plans

I am a firm believer in having a plan A, B and C. Individuals have asked me in the past about why don't I have enough confidence in my original plan. I guess I just am a conservative person when it comes to other people's money and time. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Business Questions: What to do in the case of an error?

It is good for a business to have backup plans to fall back upon when an error occurs. A second great point is to not let the person involved continue to be downhearted or disoriented from the failure but to support them and boost their morale. If this does not happen more mistakes will be made, maybe more critical ones. The err

Controlled Environments in the Medical Industry

A controlled environment can help the medical industry lower their chances of making impact-full mistakes. This is what will happen if mentality should strengthen the medical industry. Do you agree with this statement? Why or Why not?

Motivating public sector employees

This Solution discusses how to motivate employees in the public sector. Ryan and Deci's Self-Determination Theory is explained as a tool to use in motivation.

Developing Effective Healthcare Management Practices

You are the newly appointed department manager. Your department has not been performing well, and you have been investigating why. You soon realize that the firm has had no formal performance appraisal system. Supervisors that need to do a better job have not been receiving any kind of formal feedback. To correct this situati

Execution of Leadership Duties

Please assist with the following questions: 1. How watching leaders in the movie "A Few Good Men" might affect your perception or execution of your leadership duties. 2. Please assess and compare (pro or con - or do both) at least two leaders in the movie. Please also provide a relative side-by-side comparison of the lead

Individual Differences, Values, and Diversity

1. Assess the benefits of being left brained, right brained, and whole brained, and determine the type(s) of conflicts that can be presented as a result within a group. Determine the brain type that you believe to be the most successful in today's workplace. Support your position. 2. Examine the advantages and disadvantages o

Leadership Question: Allowing for Failure

Why is it significant that an organization allow for failure? What are some significant ways an organization can allow for failure and support success? Please provide a reference.

Developing a plan to enhance leadership

Drawing on the concepts of leadership, analyze an organization you know well and design a plan to present to the CEO for enhancing leadership. Kindly assist with an analysis of specific leadership strengths and weaknesses and areas needing improvement within the organization. Identify the leadership styles that are currently

Adaptive Leadership within an organization and its importance

Change within an organization is inevitable, whether it is the result of such factors as the introduction of new products and technologies, shifts in world economies, consumer demands, or today's mobile workforce. The success of an organization depends in large part on how effectively changes such as these are handled. Last week

Leadership: Productive Thinking

What is unproductive thinking? Give an example in your organization, mentioning specific failures in the thinking and how the failure may have been avoided.