Select a prominent business leader who has increased his or her company's sustainable business practices. Briefly describe the steps this leader took to improve the company's sustainability. Among the possible leaders are Nicole Basset of Patagonia, Lorraine Bolsinger of GE, Richard Branson of Virgin Group, Linda J. Fisher of Du
A leader uses personal ethical perspectives to make decisions. Bioethical issues involve many factors that go beyond normal business issues such as religion, morality, and personal views on life and death. If a healthcare leader's personal ethical perspective does not agree with the organizational mission or vision, can the lead
Based on the relevant theory of the New Science to leadership. I need to provide a powerful metaphor on Interpersonal Mastery to help the audience understand and remember the relevant theory. Such examples of graphic metaphors include the comparison of fractals to broccoli shape as an example of self-referencing. However, I n
Managed care seeks to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right amount. How should ethics influence leadership decision making so patients will be able to receive the care they need versus the care they want?
Scenario: You were recently hired as a new manager in a company. You are fresh out of business school and have few management skills. More importantly, you know that your role will also involve inspiring your department's employees. You have been told that the prior department manager, although a capable manager, seemed to do li
How does this culture affect leadership? How can leadership influence this culture to create organizational effectiveness?
Healthcare organizations, like all organizations, create and sustain their own culture. How does this culture affect leadership? How can leadership influence this culture to create organizational effectiveness?
in 1982 it seems the company will have to downsize. What are the factors that are forcing the company to make that decision? What alternatives should the company explore prior to making a downsizing decision?
This is all based on Leadership and the New Science 1. Using the Internet, newspapers, magazines, or television, point out two examples of organizations operating on mechanistic assumptions and two examples of organizations where leaders operate on new science assumptions. 2. What are the assumptions of new science and th
After hiring an independent research company for a specific study, what role should the company manager have? After the data has been collected, how involved should the manager be in the techniques of data analysis? Offer your opinion and why. Be sure to consider the role of bias.
1. The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Are these all-encompassing, or do you think that there are other functions that should be included? Why or why not? 2. Martin Griffin, the new general manager of Elektra, is attempting to revive the company by changing it from a bureaucra
1) Describe the attributes of a servant leader. 2) Why is it an appealing approach to leadership? 3) What concerns would you have regarding it? Thank you in advance.
Can you help me get started on project based on this subject: There can be varying styles of leadership that can be effective in healthcare. Is it possible for a manager to vary his or her style of leadership depending on the situation? What leadership style is most effective for healthcare organizations?
Two organizations exist in a community. One organization's policies reflect its beliefs that the organization's taxes and employment contributions are sufficient as a social effort. The second organization pursues multiple socially responsible efforts including financial efforts, changes to be a more green organization, and dona
Explain how agency problems may lead to non value-maximizing motives for mergers. Discuss the various academic theories offered as the rationale for motives induced by the agency problem.
Several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance
Question 1. Describe several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance. Question 2. Name two task-related competencies and two relationship/process related competencies and explain why each is important in a high-performing team.
Compare and contrast the roles of shared vision, values and actions in Change Leadership.
Analyze resolutions to team conflict. Team conflict is inevitable because as adults we all have strains and commitments in life! Therefore, it is important to consider how communication or expectations can go badly, and discover methods to resolve it. Often problems are due to misunderstandings or somebody not fully understandi
Evaluate and identify three (3) methods or guidelines a personnel manager should promote in order to find and attract a competitive workforce. Discuss four (4) opportunities that government can use to increase competition while decreasing the skill gap in potential candidates.
Give three examples of how an organization's culture, structure, or systems can support or discourage teamwork.
I am working with a fictitious organization called MacArthur and Associates (M&A). The senior leadership consisting of the CEO and CFO has requested a training plan on leadership in a learning organization to improve performance. I need help with structure and content of a leadership training plan and projected outcomes. I ha
Leadership can be defined as an attempt to use influence to motivate individuals to accomplish some goals. With this in mind, explain the term leadership and how you would distinguish a good leader from a bad one?
I need some help answering the following: Part 1 - What is a leadership style? What are the different styles of leadership and which one would you adopt if you were asked to lead a group? Part 2 - What are the steps involved in the problem-solving process? Can you think of any more activities that can be carried out
Most of you are probably too young to remember Lee Iacocca as CEO of Chrysler. Most people thought it was an interesting choice for Chrysler to have Eaton after Iacocca who was such the face of the automaker for a period. Go to page 233 and read case study 9-1 (attached). Answer the question: Was Robert Eaton a good coach? If so
Our alertness to the stimuli that surround us varies from time to time. Sometimes we are keenly alert and pick up the stronger stimuli (especially words). But sometimes we pick up little (as when we are thinking about something, or daydreaming, or in a stupor, or the like). Discuss how you would improve your listening skills.
One function of a leader is to provide the vision for the organization they lead. Being a role model and leading the way forward are important aspects of leadership. If you were leading an internet retailer or other organization that involves innovative technology and organizational flexibility, describe the process you would en
Describe the evolution of team leadership. Use examples from your personal experience, if possible.
It's been said that "Change is the only constant." Why is that true? As the leader of your organization, discuss how would you prepare your organization to face and survive change?
Identify a learning opportunity in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Describe the ways in which domain-specific metacognitive skills is a factor for those involved and design techniques a designer should use considering metacognitive skills.
A specific recommendation for restructuring the department in such a way that company culture is improved while employees are empowered. Describe the established methods of control and the current departmental and organizational cultures. Recommend a restructuring strategy that would improve the culture and empower empl
Let's all be Participative Managers John Peterson is president of JP Chemical Corporation. He is committed to continually improving the company's management through the use of modern management practices. To get new ideas, he attended a management development seminar at a local university. The seminar focused on using partici