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Leadership is directly tied to an organization's bottom line. Research and anecdotal evidence support the premise that people in leadership positions must not only envision and catalyze change initiatives to enhance organizational effectiveness; they must also remain close enough to the initiative(s) that they see when they need to intervene, to re-frame the work or encourage the people.

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Based on articles you find on the success/fail rate of organizational initiatives, roughly what percent of initiatives would be considered 'successful' if success were based on meeting all three of the criteria below?

1. Was the project/program or initiative implemented on time? (On time is defined as being ready on the date it was promised to be completed.)
2. Was the project completed within its projected budget, adjusted for approved changes in scope?
3. Did the project deliver the benefits/results promised?

Remember to be considered successful, the project must meet all three criteria. Would you say:

_____Less than 25%?
_____25% to 50%?
_____50% to 75%?
_____More than 75%?

What is the success rate of organizational initiatives? According to Kotter, what is the relationship between this success rate and employee engagement? How does leadership affect these?

Please explain the rationale for your estimate.

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Organizational Change
Most of the change programs fail because of several reasons. Sometimes the program does not get top management support, or resources or finances, at the same time fear may persist among employees if culture of trust is not built as a part of change management. At other times, the program may just not work, or it may face resistance by managers, supervisors, adversary groups and others. Another major factor for failure is the incapability of the organization to implement and sustain innovations as an organizational change. However above all factors lies the major obstacle to implementing change in an organization-people and corporate culture.
In a study of 1500 change management executives from 15 countries by IBM, it was revealed that sixty percent of projects aimed at achieving business change do not fully meet their objectives. On the basis of three ...

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Part 1: Overview (Topic 1)
Imagine you need to present your initial pitch for your Strategic Initiative Plan. Create a 5-8 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes that seeks to get permission from key stakeholders.
In your presentation, address the following:
1. Identify the type (market entry, market expansion, merger, and acquisition) of Strategic Plan that you will be creating.
2. Provide the vision, mission, and values of the organization.
3. How do organization values drive the culture?
4. What is the culture you intend to build, or exists, today?
5. What is your competitive advantage?
Provide three to five sources in your presentation.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Part 2: External and Internal Assessment (Topic 3)
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• Finance
• Accounting
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• Research and development
• Management information systems
External: Identify your strategic initiative using various external assessment tools to evaluate outside trends and events outside the control of the organization, and the industry.
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o How did you apply the results of your internal and external assessment tools in your decision making process.
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Provide three to five sources in your presentation.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Part 3: Organizational Chart and Operations Chart (Topic 4)
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This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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4. How will you reach your plan?
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6. What type of leadership and innovative qualities do you plan to implement in order to execute your marketing strategy?
Provide three to five sources in your presentation.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Part 5: Financials (Topic 6)
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2. Income statement
3. Statement of cash flow
4. Fixed and variable expenses
5. Startup expenses
6. Breakeven analysis
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2. Income statement
3. Statement of cash flow
4. Fixed and variable expenses
5. A projected budget
6. Breakeven analysis
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This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Part 6: Critical Milestones (Topic 7)
Gantt Chart
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Provide three to five sources in your presentation.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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• Describe how your plan utilizes your leadership skills to encourage innovation within your organization. (1.4)
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While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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