the video titled “Making decisions”

BUS 520

QUESTION 1
First, watch the video lecture below to learn more about how your perception creates your reality.
Now, please respond to the following discussion “I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure”:
• Watch the video titled “Making decisions” (4 min 4 s). Next, provide an example of how your personality and values have influenced your actions and / or decisions in your current or past organization. Be specific as to the particular action or decision that your personality and values influenced. Next, construct your own decision-making maxim, and explain the significant way(s) that your personality and values align to said maxim. Consider in your maxim the integration of ethical decision making criterion and integration of diversity receptors.

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QUESTION 2
First, watch the video lecture below to learn why the source of your motivation matters more than you might think.

Next, please respond to the following discussion “Moved to Action”:
• Compare and contrast the significant similarities and differences among the theories of goal setting, self-efficacy, and reinforcement. Specify the theory that you believe most closely aligns with your current or future approach to motivating employees. Support your response with at least one (1) example that demonstrates your approach to employee motivation.

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QUESTION 3

First, watch the video lecture below to learn why knowing the difference between a team and a group can help you at work.

Now, please respond to the following discussion “No Man is an Island”:
• Suggest at least one (1) scenario in which understanding the Five Stages of Group Development could help you to work more effectively in groups in the future. Provide a rationale for your response. Then, reflect on an experience that you had being a member of a team. Classify the good, bad, and tolerable characteristics of being a team member.

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PART 2

Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

According to the article “Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership”, one of the most important constructs in leadership today is the concept and application of emotional intelligence (EI) (Batool, 2013). Imagine that you are an internal consultant to an organization of your choosing. The CEO has tasked you with preparing a presentation for the Board of Directors on what emotional intelligence is, and its influence on leadership and the people within the organization. You can submit this assignment as a PowerPoint or other equivalent visual software, OR as a written assignment. Please see each description below. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
PREWORK
In preparation for this assignment, review the following additional resources on emotional intelligence:
Resources
“Cultivating emotional intelligence” (Video: 3 min 36 s)
Batool, B. F. (2013). Emotional intelligence and effective leadership. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 4(3), 84-94. (Note: Also available in the Strayer Library)
Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2015). Organizational behavior (16th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (Note: Refer to Chapter 3.)

For PowerPoint or visual presentation option:
PowerPoint Resources
• Review the videos in the lynda.com playlist “Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013” for tips on getting started using PowerPoint.
• Review the “Death by PowerPoint” presentation for tips on effectively creating engaging presentations.

Prepare an eight to ten (8-10) slide presentation (PowerPoint) in which you:
1. Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”
2. Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.
3. Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.
4. Recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Support your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.
5. Include speaker’s notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.
6. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources you have located using the Strayer Learning Resource Center (LRC) resources / databases in this assignment. Academic references for this assignment should be formatted using APA guidelines for Annotated Bibliography. You can find helpful APA resources in the Strayer LRC. Review the Scavenger Hunt video located here for instructions on how to locate the APA resources.Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, neither do Web-based blogs.
7. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
a. Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required page length.
b. Include a reference slide. Citations and references must follow APA Annotated Bibliography format. The reference page is not included in the required slide length.
For written paper option:
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”
2. Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.
3. Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.
4. Recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Support your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.
5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources you have located using the Strayer Learning Resource Center (LRC) resources / databases in this assignment. Academic references for this assignment should be formatted using APA guidelines for Annotated Bibliography. You can find helpful APA resources in the Strayer LRC. Review the Scavenger Hunt video located here for instructions on how to locate the APA resources.Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs.
6. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
a. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
c. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA Annotated Bibliography format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Explore how individual differences, personality traits, and perspectives impact the productivity of an organization.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
• Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

LEG 500

QUESTION 1

“Diversity in the Workplace and Work-Life Balance” Please respond to the following:
• Determine which class protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had the greatest impact on the workforce of the 20th century. Next, determine which class might have the greatest impact on the workforce of the 21st century. Support your positions.
• From the e-Activity, select the single most significant European work / life balance practice that U.S. companies could most easily implement. Provide a specific scenario or example to support your response.

QUESTION 2

“Health and Safety in the Workplace (OSHA)” Please respond to the following:
• From the e-Activity, determine at least three (3) ways in which United States’ businesses can address the adverse effects of sweatshop labor practices. Provide one (1) specific example of each way that you have just determined to support your response.
• Considering the effect of worker rights on global and developing economies, take a position on whether or not the United States government should regulate the global workforce of the United States corporations. Justify your response.
eActivity
• Research the Internet or the Strayer Library for articles on sweatshop labor practices around the world. Be prepared to discuss.

QUESTION 3

“Environmental Responsibility” Please respond to the following:
• From the e-Activity, determine two (2) other costs that BP might have incurred. Give your opinion as to whether or not BP would have been better off had the company taken the necessary precautions to prevent or minimize an oil spill. Support your answers.
• Give your opinion on whether governments should be able to rezone and condemn residential land and displace homeowners in the process, in order to facilitate commercial development. Explain your rationale.

EACTIVITIES

• Research the Internet or the Strayer Library for information on how much British Petroleum (BP) company has paid in clean-up / response costs and civil and criminal fines, penalties, and settlements as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Be prepared to discuss.

PART 2
Assignment 2: Employment-At-Will Doctrine
Imagine you are a recently-hired Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a midsize company preparing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). You quickly discover multiple personnel problems that require your immediate attention.
1. John posted a rant on his Facebook page in which he criticized the company’s most important customer.
2. Ellen started a blog to protest the CEO’s bonus, noting that no one below director has gotten a raise in two (2) years and portraying her bosses as “know-nothings” and “out-of-touch”
3. Bill has been using his company-issued BlackBerry to run his own business on the side.
4. After being disciplined for criticizing a customer in an email (sent from his personal email account on a company computer), Joe threatens to sue the company for invasion of privacy.
5. One of the department supervisors requests your approval to fire his secretary for insubordination. Since the secretary has always received glowing reviews, you call her into your office and determine that she has refused to prepare false expense reports for her boss.
6. Anna’s boss refused to sign her leave request for jury duty and now wants to fire her for being absent without permission.
As an astute manager, you will need to analyze the employment-at-will doctrine and determine what, if any, exceptions and liabilities exist before taking any action. As you proceed with your investigation, you discover the company has no whistleblower policy.
In preparation for this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research your state’s employment-at-will policy.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Summarize the employment-at-will doctrine discussed in the text and then evaluate three (3) of the six (6) scenarios described by determining:
a. Whether you can legally fire the employee; include an assessment of any pertinent exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine.
b. The primary action(s) that you should take to limit liability and impact on operations; specify the ethical theory that best supports your decision.
2. Examine your state’s policy on employment-at-will. Analyze at least one (1) real-world example of an employee or employer utilizing your state’s employment-at-will doctrine in the last five (5) years. Include a summary of the main issue and the outcome in the identified real-world example.
3. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Analyze and apply the concepts of freedom versus responsibility and ethical decision making.
• Analyze and evaluate laws that protect against discrimination in the workplace.
• Analyze and evaluate the employment-at-will doctrine and exceptions, as well as the protections afforded whistleblowers.
• Explore the legal and ethical issues surrounding employee and consumer privacy.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.
• Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics.

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