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Leadership Training Program

Leadership Training Program
Congratulations! Your boss has just given you the task of helping organize a training for new leaders entering your
organization. She mentioned that you will be expecting 10 new employees for the training, and she wants you to be in
charge of preparing them for their new roles in leadership. She also added that she hopes you can show them that
leadership is more than just management.
Based on what you have learned so far in our course, create a training that will help the new leaders understand the
difference between leadership and management. Additionally, you will help develop their leadership skills and explain why
leadership is important in the organization.
Describe at least two exercises you could implement that could help the new leaders develop leadership competencies.
Include in your description each training method that you will use (computer-based, traditional, and/or e-learning) and the
reason why you chose this method. Also, include what you hope the new leaders will learn from this training.
Remember, these new employees are part of the future of your company. Getting them excited from the start about their
new leadership roles will have positive effects.
Your scholarly activity should be a minimum of three full pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. You
must use at least one outside resource, which could include a required reading article, or any useful resource you find.
Regardless of which you choose to include, any and all must have accompanying APA citations.

Book Review of In Confidence Anatoly Dobrynin

1. Coverage of Subject : Be sure that your review presents a brief synopsis of the book’s content together with an exposition of what you believe are it main points or thesis. Avoid side issues or repetition. Make a significant effort to fully cover and reiterate the book’s main issues in the conclusion. (20 points)

2. Analysis : The focus of the review’s analysis should be maintained throughout the essay. Points and/or subtopics should be clearly conceived, presented and discussed. Feel free to be critical or praiseworthy. Be sure to present your own view as well as the views of the book. (20 points)

3. Content : Your comments on the book ought to be accurate and clearly presented. You should use material from the book and from your accumulated knowledge to contribute evidence to the general arguments of your review. Do not make assertions in your review without backing them up with evidence from the book. (20 points)

4. Organization and Form: Your review should be composed in a clear and logical manner. Since your review is descriptive and analytical, your points should be presented in a logical sequence, which enhances your general argument. Make certain that your review’s commentary has an introductory statement, a body of evidence, and a conclusion. (20 points)

5.Writing and mechanics:The writing style of your review should be clear and concise. Your review should be written with a readership of educated lay people in mind. Be sure that each paragraph leads logically into the other and that all terms, events, people and other items are adequately defined. Make sure that you follow the fundamentals of paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Be certain that you have maintained proper margins and form. Have your review carefully proofread for mechanics, organization, continuity, and transition. (20 points)

Interviewing/Interrogating for the Robbery at the Centervale Grocery Emporium

While on patrol with the Centervale Police Department (CPD) you are dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Centervale grocery store. You arrive to find the suspects have fled the scene. There are several witnesses inside the store including customers and two store employees. Obviously shaken, they are huddled together discussing the robbery. You know that taking witnesses’ statements is a critical piece of any investigation because witnesses often hold valuable information about the incident and critical evidence. Further, witnesses also have first-hand knowledge that can be helpful in narrowing the scope towards apprehending a suspect and the eventual successful prosecution of a case. After calling in a Be on the lookout (BOLO) for the suspects and their vehicle, you proceed by separating the three witnesses inside the store in order to appropriately conduct interviews: Cashier—Connie Cousins; Maintenance manager—Larry Sweeney; and Customer—Sally Frederickson.
Connie Cousins, who is noticeably upset, shares that she has seen these culprits in the store before. She states, “They have been here before, one of them knows Larry, they seemed to know right where we keep our cash and who may be able to retrieve it, me. The older guy had a huge gun; he put it right in my face. He’s the one that drove the vehicle that they came in.”
Sally Frederickson, a customer, states, “I’ve never seen these guys before. They had a gun and seemed to want to shoot someone. I think I can identify them if I see them again, hey, I heard one of them call that guy (pointing to Larry) by his name. Larry right?”
During your investigation you develop a lead that another witness, Larry; the maintenance person of the store, is related to one of the suspects. Larry Sweeney is 80 years old and he appears mentally challenged. You learn from a fellow employee that Larry’s mental capacity is below the fifth grade level. You know that it is crucial that Larry’s mental capacity, his age, as well as his potential relationship to one of the suspects are factors that must be considered throughout the duration of the interview process.
During your investigation you notice some communication challenges as well as some inconsistencies between witness statements. Based on your findings, you begin to theorize that Larry Sweeney might have been involved in the crime. Because you have no probable cause you continue with the investigation by gathering important information to help determine who was involved and whose level of involvement meets the legal elements in order to be appropriately charged.
Two hours after the incident, a fellow police officer spots a vehicle sitting at a stoplight that matches the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The officer observes two individuals sitting in the front driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat of the vehicle. Based on the information in the BOLO both individuals fit the descriptions that were given by witnesses at the store. The officer stops the suspect’s vehicle and detains the suspects without incident. The suspects are then transported to the CPD for further investigation. The suspects were later identified as, 14-years-old, Jerry Smith, and Scot Sweeney, 18 year-old-driver of the vehicle.
There are many issues that must be considered when conducting a successful investigation. In many cases, witness statements and suspect interrogations are critical towards successful prosecution. Because a case cannot make it into the courtroom unless legally sound, the importance of the legal issues in the above scenario cannot be understated.
Tasks:
In a 7- to 8-page Microsoft Word document, develop a plan for the interview and/or the interrogation of the witnesses and suspects in this case scenario. Use APA in-text citations to cite external sources The details of your plan should include, but are not limited to the following questions:
• Identify and discuss three strategies that could be effective in handling the multiple witnesses to the crime? Analyze controversial research and/or theory relating to interview and interrogation. Use this information to justify your three strategy selections and how you might avoid eliciting false-confessions.

• Describe the optimum room design for conducting this investigation. In preparation for these interviews and interrogations create a table of General Questions and Specific Questions to ask the witnesses and/or suspects. Analyze each question and provide your rationale for why you would ask the witnesses or suspects each question.

• The situation with witness/suspect, Larry Sweeney, needs to be handled carefully for many reasons. Evaluate this situation: will you be conducting an interview or an interrogation? Explain the reason for your decision to conduct either an interview or an interrogation. What strategies will you employ to effectively interview or interrogate Larry and uncover his involvement in this criminal case? How will your personal attributes interrelate with the strategies you selected?

• Evaluate the legal implications that need to be considered when interrogating juveniles, the elderly, and individuals with questionable mental capacity. What laws, case law, and Constitutional Amendments are involved? Evaluate the differences between Larry Sweeney and Jerry Smith.

Submission Details:
• Save the final plan as M5_A1_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
• By the due date assigned, submit your final plan to the Submissions Area.
LASA 2 Grading Criteria and Rubric
All LASAs in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 300 points. Download the rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Identified and discussed three strategies that could be effective, analyzed controversial research or theory relating to interviewing and interrogation, and justified strategy selections and stated how to avoid false confessions. 56
Described the optimum room design for this investigation, created a table of general questions and specific questions, and provided an analysis and a rationale for each. 56
Evaluated, determined, and justified whether to conduct an interview or an interrogation with Sweeney, discussed effective interview and interrogation strategies for the process with Sweeney, and integrated how personal attributes interrelate or play a role with the selected strategies during the process. 56
Evaluated the legal implications when interrogating juveniles, the elderly, and individuals with questionable mental capacity, specifically focusing on the differences between Sweeney and Smith. 68
Writing components:
• Organization (16)
• Usage and mechanics (16)
• APA elements (24)
• Style (8) 64
Total: 300
Attachments
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Leadership Personal Issues and the Rules of Law

Law enforcement in America has seen drastic changes over the past one hundred years, from the educational requirements of officers to the interpretation of the bill of rights. Law enforcement officers today are expected to perform their duties at a very high level of professionalism and morality. Unfortunately, when officers don’t perform at this high level it is their commanders who ultimately may be held responsible for their actions. Use your textbook, the Internet, and / or library to research credible sources on the aforementioned issues as they relate to law enforcement operations and management.
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
Examine the higher (postsecondary education) requirements that police hiring agencies have for potential candidates. Support or critique the requirement that officers possess such an education.
Compare and contrast the fundamental differences between arrest and searches and seizures conducted with and without warrants. Provide a rationale for why these areas are important as they relate to the Bill of Rights and Fourth Amendment guarantees.
Compare and contrast the main ways in which Packard’s crime-control model and the due process model differ in the matter of police ethics. Provide your opinion on which of the two (2) approaches lends itself to the possibility of ethical violations in law enforcement?
Hypothesize two (2) situations where police supervisors may be held criminally liable for their officers’ misconduct.
Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Assignment 4: Annual Review

Imagine you work at a company and it is time for an employee named Jim’s annual review. While he was a model employee the first nine (9) months of the year, recently Jim has been coming in late. It has not been just a few minutes each day, either. It is starting to cause problems in the production line. In this assignment, write a one (1) page summary of your conversation with Jim. How will you address his recent performance issues while still praising him for his previous nine (9) months of good work? Your goal is to balance the negative and positive feedback so that Jim will leave motivated to do his best.

Write a one (1) page paper in which you:

Explain how you will address Jim’s recent performance issues.
Suggest both constructive and positive feedback designed so that Jim will leave motivated to do his best.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain effective approaches to the broad spectrum of employee relations, including career development, fostering ethical behavior, discipline, labor relations, and dismissals.
Analyze various techniques, considerations, and designs of performance appraisal programs.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management.
Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics.

Apply microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts to current and personal economic events and decisions

This assignment is aligned to course outcome 3 and its enabling learning objectives:

Apply microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts to current and personal economic events and decisions. a. Apply the economic principles to a specific industry b. Describe goods and/or services provided by a specific industry c. Describe how government decisions can impact market outcomes for a specific industry d. Recognize trends for this industry and determine where you feel it may be headed

In addition to writing about economic concepts, it’s equally important to be able to convey your understanding of economic concepts by communicating them to others. For this assignment, you’ll take the role of a project team leader. As project team leader, you’ve been tasked by your manager to help your work team get up to speed on the principles of economics so all of you can begin to incorporate these principles into your upcoming consulting work with a new client.

This Final Report assignment will build off of your previous Economic Briefs and selected industry. You can choose to create a PowerPoint slide deck (approximately 8–10 slides) or a Word document (approximately 3 pages) as your Final Report.

For this assignment, you’ll expand on the industry that you previously selected and apply at least 3 of the 10 Principles of Economics we’ve covered in class: • Markets Are Usually a Good Way to Organize Economic Activity • A Country’s Standard of Living Depends on Its Ability to Produce Goods and Services • Society Faces a Short-Run Trade-Off Between Inflation and Unemployment • Trade Can Make Everyone Better Off • Government Can Sometimes Improve Market Outcomes • Prices Rise When the Government Prints Too Much Money • People Face Trade-Offs • The Cost of Something is What You Give Up to Get It • Rational People Think at the Margin • People Respond to Incentives

Industry Background Resources These resources are available to help you: • Industries at a Glance

• Mergent Online Help Video on Mergent Industry Reports

• Business Source Complete United States Industry Profiles

• Flipster Online Magazines Scroll through to view these recommendations: Bloomberg Businessweek and Fast Company

ECO 100 – Principles of Economics
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Preparation 1. To begin this assignment, recall the industry you selected in assignments 1 and 2. 2. Next, identify at least three principles that apply from the list above to expand upon your selected industry. 3. It will be important to review the industry background resources, The Little Book of Economics, OpenStax: Principles of Macroeconomics, and Principles of Microeconomics chapter readings, and your prior discussion board questions and responses.

Instructions Create a PowerPoint slide deck (at least 8 slides) or a Word document (at least 3 pages) as your Final Report. Consider the following items to include in your report: 1. Describe the background on the industry you are highlighting and the type of goods and/or services this industry provides. 2. Apply at least three economic principles from the previous list to your industry and explain their impact on the economic concepts covered in the course (e.g., trade, government decisions, unemployment, supply/demand, etc.). 3. Describe how government decisions impact market outcomes for this industry. 4. Describe where you see this industry headed based on a current event. 5. Select a visual that shows trends for this industry (e.g., an existing chart, graph, or diagram). 6. Make a recommendation: If you were advising your client in this industry, would you recommend continuing to produce this good or service? 7. Follow Strayer Writing Standards. Note: You’ll be prompted to enter your Blackboard login to view. Your final report should be at least 8 slides or 3 pages in length.

how Spotify has altered people’s habits of everyday life and music experience

The research proposal has illustrated research questions for the topic. The way how Spotify has altered people’s habits of everyday life and music experience, as well as how the streaming experience affect people differently, and it changes the way people relate to music and relate to each other are the interesting points that I would like to focus.

– Can talk about the idea of Marshall McLuhan in relation to the topic and research questions. The bibliography in the proposal is useful for writing the research paper.

– This is an individual, written, research report, reporting what you’ve found in your research, and how this has changed your thought about, and understanding of, advanced media issues. "Advanced media issues" might well mean "contemporary media issues" but it does not have to. You may well be interested in VR or AI, but you may just as easily be interested in advanced thinking about communication 10,000, or for that matter 10 million years ago.

Criteria for this Assignment

1. Your research into the topic, and your links between the specifics involved and more general issues.

2. Your critical thinking through of the issues involved and careful response to them. Note here that “critical thinking” is not just (or even) saying “what’s wrong” with something. “Critical” is much misunderstood as a term. In this course, “critical thinking” means that you need to explore what actually works or what’s valuable in the ideas/events you’re engaged with, as well as what doesn’t work. You need to ask where the ideas could go further, where their limits are (the point at which such ideas cease to be useful), or how they could be modified to be more useful, etc.

3. Your synthesis (bringing together) of the ideas, practices and issues you’re dealing with into a satisfactory form of expression.

4. Your demonstrated engagement with at least some of the materials/readings/explorations/ideas for the course. Please note that this does not mean extensive engagement if that is not relevant to your research. It just means that at some point you should touch on something from the course. Since there is so much on the course, from such a variety of sources, on such a variety of topics, this should not be too difficult. However, we don’t want this criterion to stop your own exploration of your chosen research topic, in your own way. If you’re really interested in some of the ideas or events discussed on the course, you can of course focus on those. If however your topic diverges from the kinds of things we discuss on the course, you only have to touch on a bit from the course. If you’re concerned about this, talk to your tutor about it. They will be happy to discuss it with you.

5. You should have done appropriate research, demonstrate your work from the course as a whole, and, just as importantly, have done some careful critical thinking, as above.

the evolution of sport law

SPT 610: Midterm Exam

Answer all of the questions listed.

1. Discuss the evolution of sport law. Provide at least one example as part of your analysis.

2. Review the following information:

FACTS: Mariana Shaw was a sophomore at Stanford University. She was a talented tennis player who had earned a full four-year athletic scholarship. Last year, she attended a Stanford- USC football game with two friends. She left the game early to go to the library to study for her Sport Law midterm. She walked through a Stanford University parking lot on her way to the library and noticed two men who appeared to be drunk and fighting. The two men were walking away from each other when one of them staggered and fell into Mariana from behind, tearing the ACL in her left knee. There were no security personnel from Stanford in the area when the injury occurred.

Shaw sued Stanford alleging that she, as a business invitee, should have been protected by Stanford from the act of this third party. Stanford argued that it had no liability absent any actual notice of a particular danger to a patron.

The trial court granted Stanford’s motion for summary judgment.

HOLDING: The California Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case back to the trial court.

a. Justify the trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment.

b. Why do you think the Appellate Court did not agree with the trial court’s decision?

3. Review the following information:

Homer Foster took his family (7-year-old son Bart, 9-year-old daughter Lisa, and wife Marge) to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team. A colleague from the Southern New Hampshire University Sport Management department gave him four tickets to the game and told him to bring baseball gloves because the seats were in the first row behind the first base dugout. It was a rainy day but the umpires decided to let the game be played. Only Homer and Marge had been to a baseball game before. Between the third and fourth innings, Bart volunteered to participate in a promotional event to run around the bases against the team mascot. Bart, in a state of confusion, turned around and ran into the mascot upon reaching second base, sustaining a concussion and a broken arm. Bart, being a tough kid, returned to his seat, put on his iPod, and watched the rest of the game. In the sixth inning, the mascot came over to see how Bart was doing, and then Bart and Lisa played with the mascot. While the visiting team was throwing the ball around between plays, and while Lisa and Bart were being distracted by the mascot, the shortstop accidentally threw the wet, slippery ball over the first baseman and into the stands, hitting Lisa in the face and breaking her nose. Homer finished his fifth beer, which he had just purchased from the same beer vendor, and immediately left with Bart, Lisa, and Marge to go to the hospital. In his rush to get to the hospital, he hit a school bus carrying Girl Scouts, seriously injuring the bus driver and two of the scouts. The bus driver was driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit and his driver’s license was under suspension due to his recent conviction for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (alcohol-related).

Discuss the potential plaintiffs, defendants, and theories of liability and likely defenses as a result of these facts. Brief one of the possible lawsuits.

4. Review the following information:

The plaintiff, Michael Wildman, sued the defendant, Mount Manchester, LLC for injuries he suffered while skiing at the defendant’s ski area. The plaintiff alleged that he “went off the trail and descended into the woods.” The plaintiff’s expert witness testified that he struck “…either a rock, stumps, cut log or tree.” The expert also cited several “failures” of the defendant including inadequate construction and maintenance of the ski trails; inadequate warnings, markings and directions; inadequate channeling of skiers; inadequate safety measures and risk reduction policies; inadequate inspection; and inadequate training, supervision, and management of personnel.

Use New Hampshire law (RSA 225-A:23 and 225-A:24) to assist in your analysis.

a. What does the plaintiff have to prove?
b. What defenses does the ski area have?
c. Discuss whether you think the ski area has any liability.

analyse the external environment of chosen company – any company in Singapore

Assignment focus to analyse the external environment of chosen company – any company in Singapore.

Description of company, the nature of its business and any relevant facts – 200 words

Provide PESTEL anaylsis of the company (include all factors; describe the factor and how it affect the company) – 600 words

Porter’s Five Forces anaylsis of the competitive’s environment (include all five forces, describe the force and how the company’s market environment is affected by the force) – 600 words

List min 4 strategic recommendations you believe that the company could enact to avoid problems uncovered from the Porter’s or PESTEL analysis – 400 words

Provide general conclusion of current state of the company and its operating environment – 200 words

Minimum 10 different sources – APA referencing

2000 words+- 10%

Business ethic topic

Business ethic topic. Text Book used "Ferrell, O. C. Fraedrick, John. Ferrell, Linda. Business Ethics. 11th edition. South-Western Cengage Learning." Paper will Focus on "Chinese Food Safety Issue."
You will propose, illustrate, and seek to justify a position regarding an issue in business ethics. The Chinese Food Safety Issue; what matters is that you use this exercise to help yourself develop a personal view of ethics you can understand, explain, and defend. Through the project, you should demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate arguments related to the aspect or aspects of business ethics on which you opt to focus. Your paper should feature a clear thesis, an introduction that provides a clear
roadmap for the reader, two to four solidly defended arguments for this thesis, an appropriate number of anticipated responses to these arguments, and your answers to those responses, and a conclusion that synthesizes what you have said throughout the paper. It should follow this outline:
I. Introduction. You should begin the Introduction with a one-to-two sentence statement of your thesis. You should go on to indicate (using one or two sentences for each) what you will do in every subsequent part of the paper.
II. Arguments (use a title for this part that reflects the substance of the arguments you will be elaborating). You should begin with an introduction to this part (Section A) and proceed to offer two to four positive arguments for your thesis and a summary of these arguments (Sections B, C, etc.).
III. Responses (use a title for this part that reflects the substance of the arguments you will be considering). You should begin with an introduction to this part (Section A) and proceed to offer one or two criticisms of each of the arguments in Part II and a summary of these criticisms (Sections B, C, etc.).
IV. Rejoinders (use a title for this part that reflects the substance of the arguments you will be elaborating). You should begin with an introduction to this part (Section A) and one or two rejoinders of each of the criticisms elaborated in Part III and a summary of these rejoinders (Sections B, C, etc.).
V. Conclusion. You should offer a restatement of your thesis as supported by the points you have presented in your paper.