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Preparing for and Performing Negotiations

1.You have decided to purchase a new vehicle and want to be as prepared as possible when you start the negotiation process. Explain how you will prepare for this negotiation. How does the extended warranty option fit into your preparation? 2.Your team has been complaining about excessive demands in the workplace and you have


How does being a keen observer aid in innovation? What is the connection between the skills of observation and questioning in regard to innovation? As a leader, in your own organization, how do you demonstrate this connection (provide an example).?

Enviromental Scan

What can you learn by engaging in an environmental scan that can influence strategic decision making and enterprise performance? Validate your answer with an example, from the leader perspective, from your own organization or one from popular media.

Over Commitment

In today's fast paced world, there is a tendency to 'over-commit' by taking on too much at one time. Think of a time when you agreed to take on something that you really did not have time to do well. What was the outcome? What could you have done differently to achieve a better outcome? Have you ever declined a request to work o

Hello Walmart

Discuss the impact a Wal-Mart store would have in a small town. Look at the pros and cons a Wal-Mart construction would have on local businesses and how Wal-Mart would respond to concerns of the community.

Hofstede's Five Dimensions and Cross-cultural Negotiation

1. What impact do Hofstede's five dimensions of cross-cultural differences have on a cross-cultural negotiation? 2. You recently negotiated your first team negotiation, and it did not go well. Your boss has asked that in light of the poor negotiation, you prepare a report on the strategies and approaches that you will use next

Walmart's Illustration of Inventory Disclosure

Background: As one of the world's largest retail giants, Wal-Mart provides a perfect illustration of inventory disclosure. Required: Locate the Investor Relations section of Wal-Mart's corporate website, and access the 2013 annual report. The 2013 financial statements are for the period February 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013.

Significance, Scope, Magnitude and Feasibility

I need help with the following discussion assignment Discuss the significance, scope, magnitude and feasibility of finding a solution to why students respond negatively to online learning teams and what can be done to promote a more positive experience.

Strategic Review SLP

I need help in this case study and producing a strategic review. The simulator needed is: Case Study: It is December 15, 2015. Joe Schmoe, the VP of Marketing at Clipboard Tablet Co., is smugly patting himself on the back for how well he has don

Too Persuasive and Logical to be Effective

When using persuasion tactics in a negotiation, is it possible for the persuasion to be too logical to be effective? Provide a rationale for your choice, and use a specific example to illustrate your point.

Business analysis of a 6 month income statement

Attached is an Excel file containing a 6 month income statement for a branch. Please review and summarize your findings in a discussion paper that touches on the following points: • Summarize your findings from this data. • What trends are you able to identify from this data? • What advice would you provide the branc

Locus of Control

Complete Exercise 6.1: Locus of Control on page 145 in your textbook to determine your locus of control. Use the scoring sheet below to score your results. In a two to three page paper discuss the following: What were your results? Discuss any surprises you encountered relative to your results.  What does it mean to be in

Evidence Based Policy Analysis and Research Design

I need some ideas in answering these questions on research design: 1. Give an example of problem versus policy issue. What are the strengths and constraints of evidence-based policy analysis? 2. Discuss an example of a design for description. Discuss an example of a design for explanation. 3. Discuss the importance o

Assessing Personality Styles

Use your favorite search engine and locate a personality test such as the Kersey Temperament Sorter. Provide the name and the URL of the instrument in your response. According to the instrument, which personality style are you? Did your findings match how you see yourself? What strengths do you see your temperament type havin

Opportunity Cost Discussion

This assignment needs to be a minimum of 250 words: Discuss the opportunity cost of getting your MBA. What steps and economic factors must a student make when choosing between getting a degree and taking another route in life? Feel free to include aspects from your own decision to pursue your MBA.

HR strategic Goals to Organizational Goals

Could you assist me with the following question below: One important issue is linking HR strategic goals to organizational goals? Please do this. For this Discussion Question, can you think of a HR strategic goal that must be closely linked with organizational goals? For example, training is an important HR function. If the

Strategic business plan for a real estate business

I need your help on writing a strategic plan for real estate business for 3 - 5 years. 12 pages. All sources must be properly cited in the APA format. 1. Outline of the Strategic Plan 2. Executive Summary 3. Industry Overview 4. Discussion of business a. Mission Statement b. Type of business (s

Executive Summary Real Estate

I need help on doing an Executive Summary on Real Estate Business that will deal with the following: Rent collection, building and construction of permanent buildings, housing management and assistance clients that wish to settle in different cities on temporarily or permanently bases. Need to include: Goals and Objectives, S

The Research Process: Data, Measurement, and Variables

Back in 1992, Melissa Chase and Gail Dummer published "The Role of Sports as a Social Determinant for Children" (Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 63, 418-424), containing some data describing the opinions of elementary school kids. Students indicated whether good grades, athletic ability, or popularity was most import

Characteristics of People in the Workplace

Think about the characteristics of a person with whom you find it easy to work with and the characteristics of a person with whom you find it difficult to work with. Consider that you need to ask each of these people for a favor at work. What approach might you use when dealing with the easy to work with person? What approach mi

Wal-Mart's learning and growth processes

In considering Wal-mart and its learning and growhth processes, identify at least three objectives for improving the organization's learning and growth, and show how they relate to the mission, vision and strategy of the organization. For each objective, develop at least one meaningful performance measure (metric). For each

Characteristics of a Negotiation

1. Using an example, describe the characteristics of a negotiation, and discuss how the issues that are negotiated relate to the negotiating parties interest. Use one source in APA Style 2. Identify and explain the issues that might constitute the bargaining mix and initial employment negotiation. Use one source in APA Styl

Training and Developing Sales Forces

Some people will say that experience is the best teacher and that professional sales training theory will only take an individual so far. If you are the sales manager, how do you react to this statement? Does sales theory help in being a successful salesperson? Examine the perspective that experience, coupled with theory trainin

The value of sales training

The textbook covers a number of phases that provide a foundation for developing a sales training program. Apply the steps from figure 7-1 of the textbook to construct a training model if you were asked to train salespeople to sell the value of the Kaplan University's MBA program? Within your response, include and cite a relevant

Effects of Parochialism and Ethnocentrism

1. What are the effects of parochialism and ethnocentrism? How would employees behave if they had those characteristics? How would one respond to workers from another country if they demonstrated those traits? 2. Theory Z adapts selected Japanese management practices to the U.S. environment. Speculate on the reasons some US

Using power in a managerial position

Hello I need help responding to the following: 1. Power has been defined as the ability to alter another person's behavior. In what ways can a manager use position power to alter someone's behavior? 2. Suppose your boss suggested that your contribution to the department would be stronger if you could draw on a more vers