PART 1 American Government (9 parts in ALL THAT HAS TO BE COMPLETED)
1According to John Locke, in your own words, what is freedom, what is liberty, how are liberty and freedom related, how are liberty and freedom different?
2Based reading the U.S. Constitution, describe each of the following:
One check or balance that the federal executive branch has on the federal legislative branch.
One check or balance that the federal executive branch has on the federal judicial branch.
One check or balance that the federal legislative branch has on the federal executive branch.
One check or balance that the federal legislative branch has on the federal judicial branch.
One check or balance that the federal judicial branch has on the executive branch.
One check or balance that the federal judicial branch has on the federal legislative branch.
Be sure to cite what article and section that each check or balance is found in the U.S. Constitution.
3 Discuss the failures of the Article of Confederation that led to creation the the U.S. Constitution?
4What is federalism?Describe the balance of power between the federal government and state governments.In your response you may want to discuss the supremacy clause, the 9th, 10th, and 14th amendments, as well as any relevant Supreme Court decisions.
5What are the three branches of government?Describe what each one does in your own words and in a few brief sentences.
PART 2 DIVERSITY IN COLLEGE IS THE RESEARCH TOPIC
To find out about people’s personal experiences, qualitative researchers often conduct interviews. As discussed in Chapter 9, interview protocols help to focus the interview and ensure that the interview is related to the research questions. Using your research topic, develop three to four (3-4) questions along with probes that you would use if you were conducting an interview. [Note: Next week you will get to use them to interview someone.]
Find and share the link of one (1) qualitative study on your research topic. Contrast two to three (2-3) findings of the qualitative study to a quantitative study, and discuss key differences between the manners in which the findings are written in each article.
Using the questions you developed for the Week 9 discussion, interview a classmate, colleague, family member, or friend. Code the results, and in at least one (1) paragraph reflect on what you learned about yourself while doing the interview
“Applying Research Skills”
How has learning about educational research contributed to your own personal or professional goals? What skills have you learned in this class, and how will you use them beyond this class? What can you apply from this class in your current work environment?
PART 6 MODERN MANAGEMENT
“Organizational Communication and Leading Teams”Please respond to the following:
Take a position on whether or not technology has facilitated or diminished organizational communication. Provide an example that illustrates your position.
Imagine that you are a manager / team leader. Rate your comfort level with resolving conflict in the workplace. Indicate at least two (2) techniques that managers may use in order to improve their conflict resolution skills.
Determine one (1) key differentiating factor between the new approach to quality and performance management that you chose and past approaches. Indicate whether or not the new approach is likely to derive better performance results than past approaches. Provide support for your rationale.
Suggest one (1) significant challenge related to quality and performance management. Recommend one (1) managerial approach to overcome this challenge. Provide support for your rationale.
Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:
Assess the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Provide support for your rationale.
Given that The Virgin Group has been described as a fast-growing entrepreneurial company with many facets to the group, suggest how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multifaceted organization like Virgin.
Determine two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employees in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Indicate whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Provide support for your rationale.
Assess the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Provide support for your rationale.
Assume that you have received a job offer to be a manager within the Virgin Group. Determine the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader.
Take a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a global leader. Justify your position and provide support for your justification.
Predict Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Support your prediction.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
“Sum It Up”Please respond to the following:
Propose a speech that you would give to a friend in an elevator summing up the contents of this course. You have 30 to 90 seconds to inform your friend of the most important elements. Go!
Rate the three (3) most important concepts that you learned in this course in order of importance (one being the most important). Discuss how you plan to apply these concepts in your current or future position.