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Southwest Airlines: Organizational Culture Profile

Question 1 Which are the dimensions of the Southwest Airlines organizational culture, using the OCP model (Organizational Culture Profile)? Please make sure to identify two or more dimensions. Question 2 Who is responsible for creating the Southwestern Airlines organizational culture? Question 3 How is the culture maint

Seek More Information or Agree with the Critic

Which skill discussed in the responding nondefensively to criticism (p 363) section do you think would be the best "first response" in a customer service situation--Seek More Information (p.363) or Agree with the Critic (p. 367)? Explain why you chose approach before the other?

The Definition of Intimacy Across Genders

How do men and women define intimacy (p. 305) differently? Be sure to include a discussion of the different levels of intimacy and how each gender tends to favor certain levels. Do you believe these differences are the due to biological differences or social upbringing? Be sure to explain the reasons behind your answer. 150

"When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman notes

In regards to the poem "When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman, answer the questions below: What is it that makes the speaker "tired and sick" ? Explain how "gliding" and wandered off are contrasted to the astronomer's lecture. How is the phrase "from time to time" a denial of validity of the scientific appr

"Blackberry Eating" by Galway Kinnell

In regards to the poem, "Blackberry Eating..." 1) What comparison does the poet find between "certain peculiar words"(9) and blackberries? How appropriate is it? 2) Is the poem free verse or metrical? How do various musical devices reinforce its meaning?

Creating an opening for a successful short story

In this exercise for creative writing, I have established some criteria for writing the opening paragraph for a short story. Beginning a story is the most difficult aspect of creating a short story, where space is limited, and where development needs to occur in the first paragraph. It will help the writer understand what is mos

Literary Form and its Influence on Stories

Does the type of literature (biography, poetry, fiction etc.) play a role in how a story is told? Do you think any of the formats were inappropriate? Why do you think this?

Paradise Lost: Political Goals

John Milton claimed that the purpose of writing Paradise Lost was to justify the ways of God to men. Please elaborate on Milton's experiences and how they shaped his political goals for his epic?

Debt Ceiling

Discuss the cause and effect of raising the debt ceiling.

Where are You Going, Where Have You Been

The main character, Connie, in "Where Are Going, Where Have You Been ?" is best described as the rebellious, stereotypical American teen girl. She is obsessed with fashion, hair, and external appearances; she is quite shallow and narcissistic as she worries merely about herself and looks: "She was fifteen and she had a quick, ne

American Literature

Why do we need a definition for American Literature? What purpose does it serve? How are the American literary themes of liberty, opportunity and equality addressed in ethnic literature?

Evaluating a Dilemma: The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan begins with an introduction, "Our National Eating Disorder," which establishes the themes, history, and purposes for reading. He begins by detailing the recent history and conflicting advice given to the public regarding food, food policies, and nutrition. Having read these first several

Contemporary Shakespearean Plotlines

Originality is valued in artistic works of our time, but it was not valued in the same way during the 16th century. 16th-century writers borrowed plots, stories, language, and general subject matter. Can you think of any events in contemporary English history that might serve well as a Shakespearean plot?

Non verbal cues

People often misunderstand other individual's nonverbal cues. After reading chapter 6 and the document entitled "Increasing Accuracy in Reading Nonverbal Cues" found in the Communication Competence learning module, how can a communicator increase nonverbal communication competence?

Social Structure and Margery Kempe

1) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages shaped Margery Kempe? 2) How do you think the social structure of the period is reflected is in Margery Kempe?

Social Structure and Julian of Norwich

1) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages shaped Julian of Norwich? 2) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages is reflected in Julian of Norwich?

Social Structure and Wife of Bath

1) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages shaped The Wife of Bath? 2) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages is reflected in The Wife of Bath?

Using I language statements

Write an "I" language statement to the following scenario: Your roommate keeps leaving a mess in the kitchen and you would really like her to clean up. Be sure to follow the guidelines for an "I" language statement found on p. 179-180 and include at least 3 of the 4 elements found in an "I" language statement. None of the