Leadership Theories, business and finance homework help

As a leader, you often need to display or clarify a concept. A matrix is a grid that contains information and offers a visual model of ideas. For this assignment, you will create a matrix that explains leadership theories.

Research the following five leadership theories and include these in your matrix (use the matrix template provided):

  • Trait theories of leadership
  • Behavioral theories of leadership
    • Contingency models of leadership
    • Skills approaches to leadership
    • Situational methods of leadership

Develop the definition and characteristics of various leadership theories and approaches to leadership (trait leadership, behavioral leadership, contingency leadership, skills leadership and situational leadership).

References need to be cited. Use the Matrix I provided.


Provide one or more examples to support the definition or characteristics of each form of leadership.

Write out your explanations in each section using about 350 words for each section.

Format your Leadership Theory Matrix with the template and consistent with APA guidelines.

elements of leadership, business and finance homework help

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary in which you articulate elements of leadership using the following criteria:

  • Examine your individual, essential elements of leadership and management.
  • Differentiate between leadership and management roles, and provide specific examples from the text, literature, or personal example.

Cite at least one peer-reviewed source in addition to the course text (be certain to include the web link for your test in your citations).

http://www.yourleadershiplegacy.com/assessment/assessment.php

Your assessment results show that you have the characteristics of these types of leaders:

• Ambassador – your score is 20 points out of 25
• Advocate – your score is 16 out of 25
• People Mover – your score is 18 out of 25
• Truth-Seeker – your score 14 out of 25
• Creative builder – your score is 16 out of 25
• Experienced guide – your score is 21 out of 25

Ambassador

Ambassadors instinctively know how to handle a variety of situations with grace. They tend to be the people diffusing nasty situations. The ones getting involved in conflicts on behalf of broad constituencies, as opposed for their own benefit. They are apt to be persistent in a gentle way — to be persuasive and at the same time respectful. STRONG

Advocate

Advocates instinctively act as the spokesperson in a group. They tend to be articulate, rational, logical, and persuasive. They also tend to be relentless (in the positive sense of the word), championing ideas or strategic positions. Advocates tend to use both linear and non-linear approaches when they argue a point. MIDDLE

People Mover

Think: Talent-spotter, career-builder, motivator, someone with parental, nurturing qualities. People Movers instinctively take the lead in building teams. They’re also instinctive mentors. They generally have large contact lists; they are always introducing new people to new ideas and new paths. They’re also generally mindful of their employees’ lives outside of work; they view performance through the larger lens of potential. MIDDLE

Truth-Seeker

Think: fairness, good judgment, equalizer, level-headed, process-oriented, scrupulous neutrality, objectivity is the high standard. This is the only role for which there is a “prerequisite;” Truth-Seekers are unfailingly competent in their field; their competence is unquestioned.

Truth-Seekers instinctively level the playing field for those in need. They also help people understand new rules and policies. They act to preserve the integrity of processes. They try to identify the root-cause issues, or pivotal issues. They also step in to ensure the just and fair outcome if the process has failed to yield the same. LOW

Creative Builder

These individuals are visionaries and entrepreneurs – they are happiest and most driven at the start of things. They instinctively: see new opportunities for new products, new companies; spot niche markets; take ideas and make them real. They’re also often “serial entrepreneurs” over time, even if they remain in one leadership post. MIDDLE

Experienced Guide

The term “Experienced Guide” conjures up an image of someone very old and wrinkled, with the experience that comes with age. That’s not incorrect, but Experienced Guides don’t have to be old, or necessarily experienced. What they do have to have is an ability to listen, and to put themselves in others’ shoes. They have a way of helping people think through their own problems; they are natural therapists. Often, they are seemingly bottomless wells of information on a diverse range of topics. These are the people who can always be counted on to supply the right quotation or the right historical connection. HIGH

Answer questions A-F in problem CT12-1 in Financial Accounting

This is a two part assignment.

Part 1

Answer questions A-F in problem CT12-1 in Financial Accounting (p. 640).

Provide an 875-word analysis of your findings.

Include conclusions concerning the management of the company’s cash.

Part 2

Complete a 1,050-word summary of findings and recommendations from the following questions:

  • What is the par or stated value per share of Apple’s common stock?
  • What percentage of Apple’s authorized common stock was issued at September 27, 2014?
  • How many shares of common stock were outstanding at September 28, 2013, and at September 27, 2014?
  • Calculate the payout ratio, earnings per share, and return on common stockholders’ equity for 2014.

Use the Week 5 Excel® spreadsheet and submit with your analysis and summary.

Future Ethical Considerations, business and finance homework help

DISCUSSION 1

As you read in Chapter 10, global risks will continue to occur. Look at one of the risk areas (e.g., economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological) and consider a topic of future ethical consideration. Define and describe the ethical issue. Using terms from the chapter, describe what considerations should be in place.

DISCUSSION 2

Is there such a thing as the universal moral code regardless of one’s culture? Considering many companies are now operating globally please address the ethical issues surrounding global operations and he concept of corporate responsibility in lieu of emerging global issues. Please provide some specific examples especially focusing on companies which experienced difficulty with this very issue.

Gonzalez-Padron, T. (2015). Business ethics and social responsibility for managers [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

hr planning

1) What are the advantages and disadvantages of establishing cross-cultural mentoring relationships?

2) Reflecting on Reading 5.2 in the Mello text concerning HR planning at Corning, what obstacles to implementation might exist in other organizations?

i need 300 words within 23 hrs,

employee empowerment video, BUSN1 assignment help

ASSIGNMENT:

Learning Objective: Identify the main forms of business organizations

Prompt:

  1. What is employee empowerment?
  2. What kinds of information can companies provide employees to help them share decision-making responsibility?
  3. Are there risks related to empowerment?
  4. Were the employees in the video empowered? Explain.

STUDENT 1: (Joshua)

Employees are the building blocks for a company or business. They are a company’s most prized possession because they keep a business flowing and successful. Every employee out there comes from a different background and can bring their each individual unique attributes and skills to the table. It does take the job of senior employees or managers to provide training to empower them to take care of their job and certain tasks on their own. Employees all deserve for their voice to be heard in a company, especially so they can gain the confidence in themselves to take the initiative and successfully complete tasks. According to McCubbrey Business Fundamentals, “Many different participation systems can be implemented to authentically get employee input and to capitalize on the benefits associated with employee influence.” When it comes to these participation systems, there is open book management, open-door policy, surveys, feedback programs, and team mechanisms. The best of these examples is the open book management because it empowers employees with the information they need in a real life business scenario, while giving helpful input.

Empowering employees has its benefits, but it can also have its downfalls. I say downfall because an employee may seem very ready but when the time comes an employee may crumble or provide false information to the customer. Allowing employees to be empowered is a privilege that needs to be earned and requires trust that is earned over time. Employees may seem very ready for empowerment, but anything can be going on in their lives, so that can be a risk for a business.

The employees in the video were for sure not empowered because it is clear that every level did not have the voice or power to take care of the customers needs. The problem made the customer frustrated and also the manager because he was taken away from his managerial duties to take care of a small problem such as a refund.

Thank you

Joshua Hummer

References

McCubbrey, D. J. (2009). Business fundamentals. Retrieved from http://textbookequity.org/Textbooks/McCubbrey_BusinessFundamentals.pdf

STUDENT 2: ( Scott)

When it comes to employee empowerment, I think the video in the discussion prompt painted the picture very well. Essentially, if management doesn’t look for ways in which to give greater responsibility to lower level managers to solve problems for their customers or the day to day operation of the business.

Information that companies provide employees which help share decision making responsibilities are primarily shown in management policies such as “open book management”, “open-door policies”, and “feedback programs” to name a few (McCubbrey, 2009, p. 91). What these programs do is provide the employees with the opportunity to state their opinions to the management about any issue happening in the company. But this opportunity is not the only necessary action. Management must follow up any suggestion with “visible action” that signals to the employee that their voice has been heard and the management is taking steps to either implement their suggestion or reasons for not implementing them (McCubbrey, 2009, p. 91).

I think there are great risks to empowering employees. For example, during the early days of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, Army units were given operations funds that were meant to be spent on unforeseen costs related to being in a combat environment that was isolated from the normal supply lines. These funds were used for purchasing food, water, gasoline, and many other items. This fund was meant to make the lives of the soldiers on the ground much easier, however some illegally pocketed this money thereby wasting tax-payer dollars and tarnishing the reputation of the Army. In response the Army put stringent processes and requirements on how this money could be spent in order to continue the empowerment but get rid of some of the risk.

The employees in the video were not empowered. The fact that in order to resolve a customer’s issue the employee had to go up multiple levels of management is inefficient at best. From what I could tell from the video the customer spent almost all day trying to get back his measly 20% refund. That may have not even been worth his time. It probably wasn’t worth the time of the multiple managers that devote attention to the issue. In cases like that it would be cost effective to empower lower level management to deal with the issue and make the customer a repeat customer.

Thanks for reading,

Scott Archer

References

McCubbrey, D. J. (2009). Business fundamentals. Retrieved from http://textbookequity.org/Textbooks/McCubbrey_BusinessFundamentals.pdf

case study What are the business benefits of Business Sufficiency, management homework help

Answers the 5 questions in the case study below

1.What are the business benefits of Business Sufficiency, Business Sphere and Decision Cockpits?

2.What people, organization, and technology issues had to be addressed when implementing Business Sufficiency, Business Sphere, and Decision Cockpits?

3.How did these decision making tools change the way the company ran its business? How effective are there? Why?

4.According to P&G CEO Bob McDonald, P&G’s new approach to decision making represents a “cultural revolution”. Discuss the implications of this statement.

5.How are these systems related to P&G’s business strategy?

All answers in on page-long(Question then answer, Question then answer,Question then answer,Question then answer)

No plagiarism

Human Resource Management, management homework help

Must be 250 words per question. Intent citation and Reference to support citation.

1. Describe the employee benefits at your organization. What changes would you like to see made and why?

2. Describe in detail the sick time policy at your company. Include details such as how many days a year are allocated to sick time. Do extra days carry over to the next year? Are employees ever compensated in any way for not using their sick time? How does the current sick time policy effect employee behavior? (For example, for companies that pay a bonus at the end of the year for perfect attendance, this policy may encourage people to come to work sick. The consequence of this might be that they get more ill or infect other people.)

3.Hershey Company (give feedback about working for this company). 150 words

4. American Express (give feedback about working for this company) 150 words

What would the answer be in detail as requested by instructor?

Assignment Description

You are starting your own Internet business. You decide to form a company that will sell cookbooks online. Justcookbooks.com is scheduled to launch 6 months from today. You estimate that the annual cost of this business will be as follows:

Technology (Web design and maintenance)

$5,000

Postage and handling

$1,000

Miscellaneous

$3,000

Inventory of cookbooks

$2,000

Equipment

$4,000

Overhead

$1,000

Part I

Deliverable Length: 1 graph plus calculations

You must give up your full-time job, which paid $50,000 per year, and you worked part-time for half of the year.

The average retail price of the cookbooks will be $30, and their average cost will be $20.

Assume that the equation for demand is Q = 40,000 – 500P, where

Q = the number of cookbooks sold per month

P = the retail price of books.

Show what the demand curve would look like for price between $25 and $35.

Address the following questions:

Suppose that you expect to sell about 22,000 cookbooks per month online, and assume your overhead, technology, and equipment costs are fixed. What are your total costs?

Is the business worth pursuing so far?

What market structure have you entered, and why?

What can you do to guarantee success in this market?

What pricing strategy might you use?

You may use the following two resources to assist in this assignment as well:

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

(CIPD Megatrends)

Task:

With reference to the CIPD Megatrends report: ”The Trends Shaping Work and Working Lives”, write a business report, in which you answer the following two questions:

1) Explain the three main Megatrends highlighted in the CIPD Megatrends report that have been shaping global economies.

2) Discuss the implications and challenges of these trends for companies in terms of the management of their human resources.

Support your answers with evidence form the report and your wider reading and include your references.

Word limit:

1500 words + or – 5% (not including executive summary, contents and reference list)

Reference

Harvard style referencing