Unit 3 – Discussion Board Type: Discussion BoardUnit:  Leadership DevelopmentDue Date:  Tue,4/17/19Grading Type: NumericPoints Possible:  75Points Earned: Deliverable Length:  600 wordsView obje

Unit 3 – Discussion Board 

Type: Discussion Board

Unit:  Leadership Development

Due Date:  Tue,4/17/19

Grading Type: Numeric

Points Possible:  75

Points Earned: 

Deliverable Length:  600 words

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Assignment Description

Primary Task Response: Within the discussion board area, write up to 600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: 

At your next scheduled lunch meeting, Rae Marie continues to share challenges with her transition to her new leadership role as the Vice President of Operations for MyShoppingSpreeTV. Based on the current climate of her department and its declining productivity, she questions her earlier career success. She is having doubts about her current leadership capabilities needed for her new role. For several years, Rae Marie, a former colleague and long-time friend, had been a successful manager for a company you worked at together years ago. You witnessed her previous successes and have confidence in her leadership.  

She confessed, “what if I had been successful in the past because of the great economy?” “The techniques I used in the past do not seem to be working here.” 

You acknowledge that all organizational situations and climates are different, and what is required in one situation will not always work in another.  

On the Discussion Board, consult with your classmates and offer your recommendations on how to decide the best course of action and the leadership style needed for different situations. For this discussion, you must research Fiedler’s contingency model and Blanchard’s situational model. In your discussion, compare and contrast Fielder’s contingency model and Blanchard’s situational model. Evaluate the course scenario (the situation at MyShoppingSpreeTV), and identify which of Fielder’s preferred leadership styles is most applicable to this situation. For full-credit, you must address the following in your posting: 

  • How can Fiedler’s contingency Model and      Blanchard’s situational model be applied in different organizational      settings?
  • In which type of organization would you recommend the      utilization of Fiedler’s contingency theory of leadership or Blanchard’s      situational model? Explain why.  

Cite all references in a reference list. Be sure to reference all sources using APA format. For more information on APA, please visit the APASTYLE Lab.  

Responses to Other Students: 

Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word response about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions: 

  • What did you learn from your classmates posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the      posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • How would this topic be of value to you in your life or      career?

The following link is for a list of articles from the CTU Library that can be used to assist you with your assignments in this course.

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

Youth Sports (20 points total) Question 1 (20 points; 500 words minimum): During the unit on Youth Sports you watched a media report and clips from two documentaries that offer excellent portrayals of

Youth Sports (20 points total) Question 1 (20 points; 500 words minimum): During the unit on Youth Sports you watched a media report and clips from two documentaries that offer excellent portrayals of some of the issues, pressures, realities, and consequences of highly organized and adult-centered youth sports in America. Most parents who engage their children in the current youth sports system are doing so for altruistic reasons. However, they are often faced with a difficult proposition as their child progresses in the club sports system in that they have very few viable alternatives for their children to play at a high level competitively in organizations that are not adult-centered and driven by profit (similar to the AAU model portrayed in At All Costs and the soccer model in the news story on injuries). Only a few parents are bad actors (as you saw in Friday Night Tykes and in At All Costs) and live vicariously through their kid’s youth sports experiences to gratify their own needs and wants for emotions that only sports can deliver. For this question, identify three major issues from the media accounts that you think every parent who has a child participating in competitive youth sports needs to know. You should also use insights from Eitzen to support each of your claims, but identify the three issues from the videos you watched (and cite the source by title of the media in each of your responses).  You should focus your advice toward the parents who are engaged in sports for the right reasons (i.e. NOT the bad actors), but are still often blind to some of the traps and realities of organized youth sports in America. In other words, write a 500 word (or so) essay grounded in a media or film account and supported by Eitzen’s musings from this unit that could be published under this title: Sport Parents Please Stop: Three Things You Should Stop Doing (and Why) If You Want Your Kids to Truly Enjoy and Develop Through Sports. College Sports (40 points total) Question 2 (15 points; approximately 350 words): Provide three arguments by citing insights from your readings that would support this claim: “College athletes in big-time sports (i.e., NCAA Division I football and men’s basketball) are often exploited by the NCAA and their member institutions.” Make sure you outline NCAA’s concept of “amateurism” for one of your arguments, and how the NCAA and its member institutions restrict the “freedom of athletes” as another one of your arguments. You can then choose one additional insight from the readings (Eitzen and/or Holstein et al.) that also supports the “exploitation” claim.  Question 3 (25 points; 600 words minimum): The Business of Amateurs documentary argues that the NCAA and its member institutions often place their profits and the desire to win ahead of the best interests of their student-athletes. There are several documentaries that outline various claims against the NCAA and the college sports enterprise, but Business of Amateurs is one of the few (if not the only) one that documents the challenges facing the college sports industry from the perspective of student-athletes. Although some of the facts and policies governing college sports have already changed some since the release of this film (e.g., guaranteed multi-year scholarship at autonomy schools and scholarships that include the full cost of attendance), this film does an excellent job of outlining the major legal, ethical, and business challenges that threaten the future of the collegiate sports model in the US. For this question, let’s assume that the commissioner of the SEC (i.e., Mr. Sankey), was really impressed with your excellent essay on health and safety issues in college sports. He reached out to you again in order to help frame a discussion around this film for the university presidents in the SEC. The SEC is organized so that the presidents (and chancellors) of each institution who make up the SEC oversee the governance process of the league. Mr. Sankey actually serves in his role at the pleasure of the 14 presidents. Write a 600 word (or so) essay that reviews the major points made in this documentary that can serve as a type of “viewing guide” for the presidents and chancellors of the league. This viewing guide will provide the presidents with the major takeaways from the film and focus their attention on some of the most significant pressure points challenging the college sports system that sports fans love. The film identifies several major challenges (e.g., amateurism, the market value of athletes, the role of the NCPA, the role of agents, academic cheating, athlete safety, name, image, and likeness issues, etc.); you should try to focus your synopsis on just 3 major issues outlined in the film. As you compose your essay, assume that these presidents and chancellors will watch the film after reviewing your essay, and thus your guide will help them focus on the major points that the filmmaker is trying to portray. Since our presidents and chancellors are all academic scholars and are likely to be a little suspect of a filmmaker’s perspective on the major issues facing college sports, you will need to include at least two references to our readings that lend support to the arguments made in the documentary. One of your citations should be to the Eitzen chapter in this unit and one to the Holstein chapter from this unit. Professional Sports (20 points total) Question 4 (10 points; 250 words minimum): Describe three different ways in which professional sport team owners are able to benefit from the US tax code to add value to their franchise. Question 5 (10 points; 250 words minimum): As you read the two chapters in Holstein et al. Is There Life After Football, you should have come to a realization that playing professional sports for a living can have a detrimental and lasting impact on the social, emotional, and professional well-being of retired athletes in their life after sports. The two chapters outline numerous challenges that athletes face during their transition out of sports, ranging from having a lack of life skills to lost comradery to scarce social support to serious psychological identity challenges. Collectively, these challenges and realities make it very difficult for athletes to transition out of their sport and transform (i.e., change in form, condition, character, and structure) into a new life that enables them to function optimally and experience a self-actualized sense of self. For this question, describe which ONE of the issues and challenges outlined in the text that you believe is the most significant in preventing these players from making a successful transition into life after sports. Be sure to cite your claim with evidence from the text and also make sure to outline briefly why you think this one challenge/hurdle/reality is the most significant challenge that the athletes will face (i.e., why is it more of a challenge than the others that are outlined by the authors of the text).

Legal Memorandum: ABC, Inc., was incorporated in the state of Delaware. It has a principle place of business in the state of Georgia.On January 1, 2001, ABC, Inc., borrowed $50,000 from JoAnne Fields,

Legal Memorandum: ABC, Inc., was incorporated in the state of Delaware. It has a principle place of business in the state of Georgia.

On January 1, 2001, ABC, Inc., borrowed $50,000 from JoAnne Fields, a resident and citizen of Georgia, and $25,000 from Robert Fader, a resident and citizen of New York. ABC, Inc., executed and delivered notes (dated January 2, 2001) for the amounts of the loans, the notes being payable on or before June 30, 2006, and bearing simple interest at the rate of 12% per annum. The notes have not been paid.

JoAnne Fields and Robert Fader have contacted a partner of the law firm with which you are associated, to represent them in collection of the amounts due. Prepare a memorandum for the partner addressing the following:

  1. Definition of federal diversity jurisdiction. (5 points)
  2. The determination of citizenship for diversity purposes insofar as it relates to the bringing of an action in the United States district court by JoAnne Fields against ABC, Inc. (10 points)
  3. The determination of whether the amount in controversy, insofar as it relates to the claim of JoAnne Fields against ABC, Inc., is sufficient for the purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction. (10 points)
  4. The determination of citizenship for diversity purposes insofar as it relates to the bringing of an action in the United States district court by Robert Fader against ABC, Inc. (10 points)
  5. The determination of whether the amount in controversy, insofar as it relates to the claim of Robert Fader against ABC, Inc., is sufficient for the purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction. (10 points)
  6. A determination of whether JoAnne Fields and Robert Fader can bring a single action in the United States district court against ABC, Inc., and whether they can, in said action, aggregate the claims to meet the requisite amount to be within the diversity jurisdiction of the United States district court. (10 points)

At the beginning of the 21st century, as businesses prepared for Y2K, companies were implementing a new computer system which was Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The company where you work wants t

At the beginning of the 21st century, as businesses prepared for Y2K, companies were implementing a new computer system which was Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The company where you work wants to implement an ERP system, however, part of management wants to implement it using the “big-bang” approach and the other part of management wants to use the “phased-in” approach. Evaluate the benefits and risk using both approaches.

  • ERP implementations are at risk to extensive cost overruns. Discuss three of the more commonly experienced problems area.
  • Describe four advantages and four disadvantages of implementing an ERP system at a multinational corporation.
  • Why might a firm decide to implement only certain modules in an ERP system rather than a complete implementation?

Please add your file.

ERP brings together all the functions of a company using one software program. When the “big-bang” approach is used, this is when the old system is shut down and the new ERP system is up and running, like going cold turkey. The “phased-in” approach is when only parts of the ERP system is implemented and when that part is up and running then the next part will be phased in.

 complete the following:

  • Consider a business process that you have experienced at work, as a customer, or as a student. Examples might include any process in a work setting such as payroll and purchasing, or any process with which you have interacted, such as ordering from a Web site, obtaining a loan, eating at a restaurant, or registering for classes at your college or university. Describe the degree to which the steps in the process are integrated. What is/was the impact of that integration on you and on the organization?

Discuss the impact of the rhetoric supporting America’s post WWII foreign policy. How was the language of freedom used to justify American foreign

Discuss the impact of the rhetoric supporting America’s post WWII foreign policy.

How was the language of freedom used to justify American foreign policy in the early Cold War? What were the consequences of viewing the Cold War in such narrow terms of “free and slave”? You may wish to comment on NSC-68’s use of “freedom.” 

It is not uncommon to experience a night or two of disrupted sleep when there is something major going on in your life. However, sleep/wake disorders are much more than an occasional night of disrupte

It is not uncommon to experience a night or two of disrupted sleep when there is something major going on in your life. However, sleep/wake disorders are much more than an occasional night of disrupted sleep. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that between 50 and 70 million American have problems with sleep/wake disorders (CDC, 2015). Although the vast majority of Americans will visit their primary care provider for treatment of these disorders, many providers will refer patients for further evaluation. For this Discussion, you consider how you might assess and treat the individuals based on the provided client factors.

To prepare for this Discussion: 

Note: By Day 1 of this week, your Instructor will have assigned you to one of the following case studies to review for this Discussion. To access the following case studies, click on the Case Studies tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate volume and case number.

Case 1: Volume 2, Case #16: The woman who liked late-night TV

· Take the pretest for the case study.

· Review the patient intake documentation, psychiatric history, patient file, medication history, etc. As you progress through each section, formulate a list of questions that you might ask the patient if he or she were in your office. 

· Based on the patient’s case history, consider other people in his or her life that you would need to speak to or get feedback from (i.e., family members, teachers, nursing home aides, etc.).

· Consider whether any additional physical exams or diagnostic testing may be necessary for the patient.

· Develop a differential diagnoses for the patient. Refer to the DSM-5 in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance. 

· Review the patient’s past and current medications. Refer to Stahl’s Prescriber’s Guide and consider medications you might select for this patient.

· Review the posttest for the case study.

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Evaluate the following sum.

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