Student: Stanley

Leadership

Unit 1 Discussion Contains unread posts Topic 1: Assessing Business Strategy Throughout your personal, professional, and academic life, you have been exposed to the concept of strategy in many ways. From career growth to personal finance and business planning, the concept of strategy can be confusing, vague, and seemingly impossible to master. In this Discussion Assignment, you will conceptualize the meaning of strategy by explaining how it is used in a management capacity, and what is to be gained in its application from a real-world perspective. Complete the following activities prior to developing your Discussion Assignment essay: • Read Chapters 1 and 2 in the course textbook. Complete the lab activities before developing your Discussion Assignment essay. • Explore the supplemental reading and video resources. Review a minimum of three resources to develop perspective on the subject of strategy and its importance to a business developing competitive advantage. To develop, actualize and communicate a deep understanding for the meaning of strategy, execute the requirements below in essay format using headings to segment topics and to create a flow of ideas for your reader. This Discussion Assignment essay is due no later than the last day in Unit 1. Execute the following checklist items in the development of your Discussion Assignment essay: • Choose a publicly traded company by searching the Hoover’s Company Profile database in the library or the Yahoo Finance website. Conduct research on the company website and using library resources. Provide a brief synopsis about the company, the industry sector in which it operates, products, and target market. o To complete this Discussion Assignment, you may also choose to analyze your current employer if you have access to the required information necessary to inform your writing. o Another option you have is to choose a Baldridge award winning company from the NIST website using the “Award Application Summary” to complete this Discussion Assignment. Conduct additional research on the company website as necessary to meet the following requirements. • Using Table 2.1 in the textbook, critique the adequacy and merit of the vision statement for your chosen company, listing effective elements and shortcomings. • Visit and explore the investor relations website for your chosen company to find examples of strategic and financial objectives. • List four objectives for each company, and indicate which of these are strategic and which are financial. • Evaluate the company vision and mission statements. • Explain what management has discussed concerning staffing, resource allocation, policies and procedures, information and operating systems, continuous improvement, rewards and incentives, corporate culture, and internal leadership at the company. • What are the core values of your chosen company? Are they realistic? Does the company live up to its core values? • What sets your chosen company apart from its competitors? Describe the type of competitive advantage your chosen company has established. • What is there about the strategy of your chosen company that can lead to sustainable competitive advantage? • Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed, academic research resources (including your textbook) to substantiate your critical thinking, and to provide viable reasoning for your perspectives. • Write in third person and apply proper APA style referencing format. • Use headings to segment the topics in your writing in order to create a flow of ideas for your reader. In lieu of an Assignment Dropbox, this Discussion Assignment was developed for the purpose of knowledge sharing. You will post your Discussion Assignment essay by the end of Unit 1. You are not required to collaborate with your fellow learners on the Unit 1 Discussion Board. You will collaborate with one another about this strategy research in accordance with the instructions found on Unit 2 Discussion Board. Essays posted to the Discussion Board beginning in Unit 2 will be considered late, and a penalty will be applied in accordance with the Purdue University Global late policy. You are expected to write unique perspectives on the subject of strategy, and its purpose in business. Refrain from committing plagiarism. It will not be tolerated. Your contributions must synthesize existing theories, concepts and principles, and must add value to the existing body of knowledge. The maximum number of direct quotes permitted in your writing is no more than two from scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Examine the breakdown of this Discussion grade using the grading rubric. 3 Unread for topic Unit 1 Discussion:(3) Unit 2 Discussion Topic 1: Strategy Debate This week, you will construct a response to one of your fellow learners based on their assessment of a company for the Unit 1 Discussion Assignment essay. Your professor will pair you with a learner that posted a Discussion Assignment essay in Unit 1 by posting an announcement with a list of names. You will work with your fellow learner throughout this Discussion. You may only work with the learner your professor pairs you with for this Discussion activity using the following criteria: • Evaluate the business strategy essay your fellow learner posted on the Unit 1 Discussion Board. Create a written response (250 word minimum) debating the facts related to business strategy. • Identify the pro’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of the strategy concepts. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource, build on the knowledge in your fellow learner’s essay. • Identify the con’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of the strategy concepts. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource, explain the strategy concepts your fellow learner might have missed covering in their essay. • Collaborate. Make a minimum of one response to your fellow learner that critiqued your strategy essay. Examine the breakdown of this Discussion grade using the grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 4 Discussion Topic 1: Leadership versus Management Strategic Decision-Making In this Discussion, you will differentiate between leadership and management strategic decision-making. You will find there is vast differences between leadership and management strategic decision-making, but some of the differences may also be vague or similar in nature. It is up to you to effectively communicate the differences and to explain your position. Conduct research using your textbook and Library resources (Internet resources are unacceptable) as necessary to develop an understanding for the differences between leadership and management. After reviewing the preparation materials, elaborate on the following topics: • Develop and defend a thesis statement explaining the difference between Leadership and Management strategic decision-making, and whether one can exist without the other. • Provide an educated opinion on the impact strategic decision-making from a leadership perspective has on the lives of individuals, communities, competition, markets, society, and culture. • Provide an educated opinion on the impact strategic decision-making from a management perspective has on the lives of individuals, communities, competition, markets, society, and culture. • Provide a well-substantiated argument for your position on the difference between Leadership and Management strategic decision-making using a minimum of three peer-reviewed research resources. • Provide a minimum of two practical examples demonstrating the differences between leadership and management decision-making. • Demonstrate critical thinking to provide viable reasoning for your perspectives. • Use APA style referencing format in your writing. • Write in third person to communicate in this Discussion. • Use a minimum of 500 words in your primary answer post. • Use headings to segment the topics in your writing in order to create a flow of ideas for your reader. In lieu of an Assignment Dropbox, this Discussion Board Assignment was developed for the purpose of knowledge sharing. You will post your Discussion Assignment essay by the end of Unit 4. You are not required to collaborate with your fellow learners on the Unit 4 Discussion Board. You will collaborate with one another about this strategy research in accordance with the instructions found on Unit 5 Discussion Board. Essays posted to the Discussion Board beginning in Unit 5 will be considered late, and a penalty will be applied in accordance with the Purdue University Global late policy. You are expected to write unique perspectives on the subject of strategy, and its purpose in business. Refrain from committing plagiarism. It will not be tolerated. Your contributions must synthesize existing theories, concepts and principles, and must add value to the existing body of knowledge. The maximum number of direct quotes permitted in your writing is no more than two from scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Examine the breakdown of this Discussion grade using this grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 5 Discussion Topic 1: Leadership versus Management Strategic Decision-Making Debate This week, you will construct a response to two (or more) of your fellow learners based on their Unit 4 Discussion Assignment essay. Your correspondence must meet the following criteria: • Evaluate the Discussion Assignment essay written by two of your fellow learners posted on the Unit 4 Discussion Board. Create a written response (250 word minimum) debating the facts related to leading and managing business strategy. • Identify the pro’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of the difference between leading and managing strategy. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource in each answer response to build on the knowledge in your fellow learner’s essay. • Identify the con’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of leading or managing strategy. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource, explain the strategy concepts your fellow learner might have missed covering the topics of leading or managing strategy in their essay. Examine the breakdown of this Unit 5 Discussion grade using the grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 6 Discussion Strategic Planning The concept of strategic planning can be as complex as we want to make it, but it is better to keep it simple, which is not so easy to do. Moving away from single business strategy into the world of multi-business strategy, you will need to consider many factors at the corporate level of strategy. In preparation for developing a strategic framework to increase competitive advantage for a multi-business company in the international marketplace. Conduct research using your textbook and Library resources (Internet resources are unacceptable) as necessary to develop an understanding for strategic planning. Based on all of the strategy concepts you have learned in Chapters 1–8 in your textbook, share your understanding of developing a strategic framework for a business by meeting the following criteria: • Explain what strategic planning is, and why it is important to a company by giving practical examples and using research. • List the components of a strategic plan and explain the importance of each component in a strategic plan by giving practical examples and using research. • Explain the differences in strategic planning for a single-business and a multi-business company. • Explain the intricacies of strategic planning for businesses in the international marketplace by providing examples and using research. • Explain why developing a strategic plan is easier than executing it. • Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed, academic research resources (including your textbook) to substantiate your critical thinking, and to provide viable reasoning for your perspectives. • Use APA style referencing format in your writing. • Write in third person to communicate in this Discussion. • Use a minimum of 500 words in your primary answer post. • Use headings to segment the topics in your writing in order to create a flow of ideas for your reader. Use as many concepts from Chapters 7 and 8 of your textbook to complete this Discussion Assignment as possible. In lieu of an Assignment Dropbox, this Discussion Board Assignment was developed for the purpose of knowledge sharing. You will post your Discussion Assignment essay by the end of Unit 6. You are not required to collaborate with your fellow learners on the Unit 6 Discussion Board. You will collaborate with one another about this strategy research in accordance with the instructions found on Unit 7 Discussion Board. Essays posted to the Discussion Board beginning in Unit 7 will be considered late, and a penalty will be applied in accordance with the Purdue University Global late policy. You are expected to write unique perspectives on the subject of strategy, and its purpose in business. Refrain from committing plagiarism. It will not be tolerated. Your contributions must synthesize existing theories, concepts and principles, and must add value to the existing body of knowledge. The maximum number of direct quotes permitted in your writing is no more than two from scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Examine the breakdown of this Discussion grade using the Unit 6 Discussion grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 7 Discussion Topic: Strategic Framework Debate This week, you will construct a response to two (or more) of your fellow learners based on their Unit 6 Discussion Assignment essay. Your correspondence must meet the following criteria: • Evaluate the Discussion Assignment essay written by two of your fellow learners posted on the Unit 6 Discussion Board. Create a written response (250 word minimum) debating the facts related to strategic planning. • Identify the pro’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of strategic planning. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource in each answer response to build on the knowledge in your fellow learner’s essay. • Identify the con’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of strategic planning. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource, explain the strategy concepts your fellow learner might have missed covering the topics of strategic planning in their essay. Examine the breakdown of this Unit 7 Discussion grade using the grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 9 Discussion Implementing Strategy Early in the process of implementing and executing a new or different strategy, managers need to determine what resources will be needed. Choose one (1) of the following inquiries to execute from a leadership and management perspective: 1. Illustration Capsule 11.2 in your textbook provides a sampling of motivational tactics employed by several prominent companies. Choose three companies from the list to research and discuss how rewards aid in the strategy execution efforts of each company. 2. Company strategies cannot be implemented well without a number of support systems to carry on business operations. Using the Purdue University Global Library, search for recent articles that discuss how a company has used information systems and control systems to aid the cause of good strategy execution. 3. Policies and procedures facilitate strategy execution when they are designed to fit the company’s strategy and objectives. Using the Purdue University Global Library, search for recent articles that discuss how a company has revised its policies and procedures to provide better top-down guidance to company personnel on how to conduct their daily activities and responsibilities. 4. Illustration Capsule 11.1 in your textbook discusses Charleston Area Medical Center’s use of Six Sigma practices. List three tangible benefits provided by the program. Explain why a commitment to quality control is particularly important in strategy implementation. How can the use of a Six Sigma program help a company survive and thrive against competition? 5. Illustration Capsule 12.1 in your textbook discusses Epic’s strategy-supportive corporate culture. What are the standout features of Epic’s corporate culture? How does Epic’s culture contribute to its winning best in class awards, year after year? How does the company’s culture make Epic a good place to work? Why is culture connected to the implementation of business strategy? 6. If you were an executive at a company that had a pervasive yet problematic culture, what steps would you take to change it? Using the Purdue University Global Library, search for recent articles in business publications on “culture change.” What role did the executives play in the culture change? How does this differ from what you would have done to change the culture? 7. Leading the strategy-execution process involves staying on top of the situation and monitoring progress, putting constructive pressure on the organization to achieve operational excellence, and initiating corrective actions to improve the execution effort. Using the Purdue University Global Library, find an article and discuss a recent example of how a company’s managers have demonstrated the kind of effective internal leadership needed for superior strategy execution. In answering your chosen inquiry, be sure to meet the following criteria: • All information is on topic, clearly stated and appropriately focused. • Use a minimum of three (3) research resources to substantiate your ideas, thoughts, and opinions on your chosen topic. • Supporting research is relevant and thoroughly synthesized. • Use critical thinking to demonstrate expertise on the topics in your chosen inquiry. • Writing has a distinct focus; is balanced, substantial, specific, sophisticated, and presents mature ideas that are particularly well developed. • Provide two practical examples based on experience or research to support your understanding of the topics in your chosen inquiry. • Use headings to segment topics and to control the flow of information for your reader. • Write in third person. • Precise sentence structure and word choice. • Writing should be mechanically free of spelling and grammar issues. • Properly apply APA referencing. Use as many concepts from Chapters 11 and 12 of your textbook to complete this Discussion Assignment as possible. In lieu of an Assignment Dropbox, this Discussion Board Assignment was developed for the purpose of knowledge sharing. You will post your Discussion Assignment essay by the end of Unit 9. You are not required to collaborate with your fellow learners on the Unit 6 Discussion Board. You will collaborate with one another about this strategy research in accordance with the instructions found on Unit 10 Discussion Board. Essays posted to the Discussion Board beginning in Unit 10 will be considered late, and a penalty will be applied in accordance with the Purdue University Global late policy. You are expected to write unique perspectives on the subject of strategy, and its purpose in business. Refrain from committing plagiarism. It will not be tolerated. Your contributions must synthesize existing theories, concepts and principles, and must add value to the existing body of knowledge. The maximum number of direct quotes permitted in your writing is no more than two from scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Here is the Unit 9 Discussion grading rubric. 0 0 Unit 10 Discussion Topic: Implementing Strategy Debate This week, you will construct a response to two (or more) of your fellow learners based on their Unit 9 Discussion Assignment essay. Your correspondence must meet the following criteria: • Evaluate the Discussion Assignment essay written by two of your fellow learners posted on the Unit 9 Discussion Board. Create a written response (250 word minimum) debating the facts related to strategic implementation. • Identify the pro’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of strategic implementation. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource in each answer response to build on the knowledge in your fellow learner’s essay. • Identify the con’s of your fellow learner’s assessment of implementing strategy. • Using a minimum of one peer-reviewed research resource, explain the strategy concepts your fellow learner might have missed covering the topics of strategic implementation in their essay. Examine the breakdown of this Unit 10 Discussion grade using the grading rubric.

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Due on: April 26, 2020 00:00

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