Brief Leadership Speech—Skills and Behavioral Approach

Part 1: The purpose of this assignment is for you to think critically about both the skills approach and the behavioral approach of leadership by preparing your initial (brief) speech for the first meeting on the first day after a disastrous event. Your audience for this speech includes those who will report to you (subordinates). 

 Write the speech in a Word document

The content of the speech needs to succinctly answer the following question: 

What would you say to your team on the first day to communicate your expectations toward structure, productivity, and the concern for people?

Structure, productivity, and the concern for people are key aspects of the behavioral approach of leadership. To keep it simple, the length of the speech must be at least 250 words and no more than 300 words. When spoken, this is approximately two minutes and no more than three minutes. A lot can be stated in that amount of time, so keep it concise and on point

Discuss the Strategic Role of Diversity and Inclusion

This week, you have learned about the strategic value of diversity and inclusion. You also have learned about the differences both diversity and inclusion play in allowing an organization to embrace its significance.

As the VP of HR, you will prepare a written report for the executive leadership team of an organization of your choice. In your paper, you will complete the following:

  • Discuss the significance of the term diversity.
  • Discuss the significance of the term inclusion.
  • You will discuss the strategic value that diversity and inclusion (D&I) will bring to the organization.
  • You will also give 3 to 4 examples of how D&I improves innovation, creativity, and better problem-solving capabilities.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly or professional resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

References:  Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. 

Performance Management Basics at CM Tech

It’s been a great first week shadowing Emma at CM Tech.  You have learned about actions management can take that lead to poor performance. You’ve read about significant developments in the history of management and how well they did or did not work at CM Tech, and even contemplated what the next big thing might be.  Emma wants to be sure you fully understand all that you have learned and have a solid baseline of information for use in the new concepts you will be learning going forward.  Thus, she has asked you to assemble a report that analyzes what you have learned so far.  

Your report should include the following: 

  1. What actions can management take to ensure poor performance?  Support your assertions with examples and research.
  2. What is performance management and what has prompted such a keen interest in it? 
  3. What are some of the most significant management breakthroughs in history?  Share your experiences with at least three of them.  If you haven’t experienced any element of the breakthrough items then share how they might have applied at CM Tech had you worked there.
  4. Explain how you and Emma can apply all of this information at CM Tech.  How can all of your past experiences, knowledge of performance management, and of significant management breakthroughs to guide CM Tech strategy and future success?  Support your assertions with examples and research.

Your report should outline the key concepts in each area listed above and provide examples as appropriate.  Be sure your report is a minimum of 4 to 5 pages, includes an introduction and conclusion paragraph, title page, and references page.  The title and references pages do not count toward the total page count.  

The report should be formatted in APA style and be supported by a minimum of three scholarly references. Since CM Tech is a fictitious company, you may use great liberty in this assignment in creating or imagining the details needed in order to write your report.  

new employee onboarding


Week Four Discussion Questions: New Employee Onboarding (Nov 11 – 17, 2020)

Available until Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:59 PM EST Must post first.Subscribe

Discussion One:  

  1. Discuss the various components of new employee onboarding, including new hire orientation. Which part do you believe to be most important and why? What is the human resource manager’s role in the employee onboarding process? What is the manager’s role?
  2. How does an onboarding program benefit both new employees and the organization? In your discussion, address how effective employee onboarding can enhance employee engagement and retention.

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used including the material provided in the classroom.

Discussion Two:  Application

  1. Discuss the consequences of an ineffective, or inadequate, onboarding program from both employee and organizational perspectives.  How can HR evaluate the success of an onboarding program? Discuss at least 3 important onboarding success metrics.
  2. Evaluate the onboarding program of an organization where you are or have been employed or one you are familiar with. Do you believe it is effective in successfully integrating new employees into the organization?  Why or why not?

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used including the material provided in the classroom.

Discussion: The Importance of Understanding the Law for Health Administrators


  • Why is it important for a health care administrator to be able to read and understand the various types of laws?

This should not be opinion, but an analysis, supported by the readings and your own research.

Be sure that you have read “Before You Begin” to ensure that you are meeting all requirements for the discussions.


Before You Begin

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Discussion Requirements

Active participation in all discussions is required.

  • Post comments at least 3 times      during each module, at least 2 days apart.
  • Your comments will be graded on      how well they meet each of the criteria on the grading rubric.
  • The discussions are important! 23%      of your final grade is based on them.

Before writing your comments:

  • Review the Discussion grading      rubric to see what is expected for an excellent discussion, in order to      earn full credit.
  • Review some resources to help you      synthesize, such as the following:

Sullivan, J. (2011). Strategies for Synthesis Writing. Retrieved from http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/edu/Strategies-for-Synthesis-Writing.html

Initial post for each module discussion:

  • At the beginning of each module,      address the discussion topic, making sure to meet all of the criteria on      the rubric.
  • A substantive comment should be      approximately 200 words or more.
  • Cite sources within your comment      to support your statements.
  • Include at least one reference,      properly formatted, not just a link.

Second post for each module discussion:

  • Read the initial comments posted      by your classmates and reflect upon them.
  • Formulate one new comment of your      own. It must be a logical and thoughtful response that synthesizes the      comments of at least 3 classmates into one comment. Be sure to synthesize;      do not simply reply to each of the 3 classmates or restate their comments.
  • If the class is small, the      discussion will be with your professor.
  • NOTE: You are not required to cite      sources and include a reference list for the second post if it is simply      your opinion. However, if your opinion is based on facts (as it should      be), it is good practice to strengthen your position by citing sources.
  • Be sure to      meet all of the criteria in the rubric, as noted in the instructions      above.

Human Resource Management Case Study


Please answer all the questions for the two case studies below.  Answers should be thorough and complete for each question.  Please write your responses in a word document for submission and use the APA format as a guideline. Double space and use a 12-point font. The combined responses should be at least 1000 words in length with individually identified responses to each of the questions for the two case studies or critical thinking scenarios. Use the following information to support you in completing this assignment correctly.  Include two references for full credit.  One can be the text and the other should be information regarding the company in the scenario or a scholarly article on the main topic for the case or critical thinking activity.

  • All questions answered and addressed
  • Answers indicate that symptoms were recognized
  • Actual causes of the problem were uncovered
  • Answers indicate that you identified major goals of the organizations, units, and/or individuals in the case
  • Answers indicate that longer-term performance problems and those requiring immediate attention have been recognized and considered
  • Identified appropriate alternative actions

Week 1 Discussion


Week 1 Discussion

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Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lecture:


Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right” and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.


Choose one of the following questions.

Question 1:

What are the implications of generational differences in the workforce? What strategies should companies consider from a training and development perspective to cope with generational differences and use them to benefit the company?

Question 2:

How could a SWOT analysis be used to align training activities with business strategies and goals?

Submission Details:

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 500–1000 words as noted in the attached PDF.

Ethics in Healthcare

 The final paper for BU214 will focus on Ethics in Healthcare Administration. For this paper the student will identify an ethical issue in healthcare and prepare a personal position paper that will focus on the following areas:

 – What is the ethical issue

 – Who does this affect and how

 – Why is this an ethical issue

 – What are some alternatives to this particular ethical issue

– Your personal position on this particular ethical issue

This case study will be prepared in APA format including double spacing and references. The paper should be 5 to 10 pages in length (not including cover or references). The grading rubric is listed below and should be referenced when conducting your research and preparing your paper. Students are encouraged to present your potential topics prior to starting your research. 


Please read and respond to the attachment.

Note: Only up to 20% of the content in the written response can be quotes from third parties.  


Santa Cruz Bicycles

Read Case 5-1 “Santa Cruz Bicycles” and then answer the following questions.

What, in your opinion, was the key factor in Santa Cruz Bicycles’ successful process redesign? 

Why was that factor the key? 

What outside factors had to come together or Santa Cruz Bicycles to be able to make the changes they did? 

As CEO of the organization, what would you have done differently and why?

Your answers should be in your own words, but should also incorporate (and cite) key terms and concepts from the reading and lectures for this week’s assignment. 

Your submission should approximately be in APA format, two full pages, double spaced, running header, subheadings, in-text citations and a reference list.