Week of April 17
Why must some employees be paid overtime and others are exempt?
Explain what job sharing is and how it typically works in terms of compensation and benefits.
How much did your CEO receive last year? If you don’t know go to the AFL-CIO website.
Express your opinions about Executive Compensation?
Express you opinions about Unions and their impact on U.S. global competitiveness?
Topic: How Valuable Are Employee Benefit Plans?
APA. Must be a minimum of 3 full double-spaced pages and a maximum of 5 pages. Must have a minimum of 3 non-text sources as well
Define the term: Flotation Costs.
Why should we expect the flotation costs for debt to be significantly lower than those for equity
Discussion: Do you believe that war between the current great powers is highly unlikely? Justify your answer.
DB1 (need by Wednesday evening)
As this week’s material points out, we are living in times of immense change. One of the essential tasks of an organization’s leadership is to lead organizations in a way that ensures that the entire organization is committed to the change and that support mechanisms are in place to sustain change. Research several online industries that are currently stressed by changing marketplaces and demographics: the newspaper and publishing Industries, entertainment media outlets, brick and mortar retail, and even campus bookstores.
Choose an organization within one of the industries listed above, or one of your own choosing that is currently impacted by a changing marketplace.
How would you apply Kotter’s eights steps toward leading change within that organization?
Provide examples of the desired outcomes and support mechanisms you would utilize.
DB2 (need by Wednesday evening)
Adaptive work is accomplished by finding a solution to seemingly intractable problems facing leaders; the solution is neither technical, nor obvious. As the material illustrates, leaders must motivate organization members to face demanding situations that arise from the organization’s own culture and values. Using the organization you chose within this week’s first discussion, analyze an adaptive challenge facing this organization.
Describe the adaptive work that needs to be accomplished.
Analyze your approach to resolving the problem. Be certain to include questions that would arise, and what trade-offs may be required in your analysis.
Describe the desired outcome.
This paper will be an application of the leadership practice concepts learned throughout your degree program to a real-world situation. In an eight- to ten-page paper, discuss one significant organizational challenge within your organization or an organization you have researched. How did the leadership of the organization address the challenge? Could it have been done more effectively? How would you recommend future leaders strategically plan to avoid encountering a similar challenge within their own organizations? Provide suggestions for overcoming the challenge based on your own research and concepts presented in your degree program and grounded in leadership theory. Some challenges to consider would be (but are not limited to): an ethical challenge, a challenge occurring because of changes in the economy, a globalization challenge, or a challenge of organizational culture.
The Final Paper should, at minimum, include:
A description of the organization and its primary stakeholders. Include the vision and mission statement if they are available to the public, and the code of ethics if the company has one (if it is long, an excerpt or description is an acceptable alternative).
A detailed analysis of one challenge facing the leadership of the organization.
A strategy for overcoming the challenge based on outside research, the textbook, and concepts discussed during your degree studies.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in your approved style guide.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of Paper
Course name and number
Name of paper
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least four scholarly sources to support your analysis and recommendations.
Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a reference list that is completed according to APA style, as outlined in your approved sty
Using the TIME greatest inventions of 2016 list, examine how entrepreneurs have put forward innovations that span more than two systems. (For example, upon its introduction Bitcoin certainly influenced the financial and legal-regulatory systems.) Discuss how those systems affect the implementation of the innovation, as well as the subsequent impact and benefit this innovation will make on these systems over time.
Discussion of invention you chose
Discussion of systems that influenced this invention’s development
How this invention may in turn influence macro systems over time
Make sure you address:
The systems that facilitated the implementation of the invention
The impact and benefit this innovation will make on these systems in the future (feedback)
one page impact papers on the assigned topics below. Papers must be:
Written in Microsoft Word or other compatible word processing software,
with double-spacing between paragraphs,
1 inch margins,
12-point Times New Roman or Calibri font.
APA formatting is required, with in-text citations and a reference list.
The reference list does not count towards the 1-page limit.
Bitcoin may not be used as a topic.