MGMT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior Assignment 5 Leader Profile Answer

MGMT 630 Leadership Profile (Research Project)

You will identify a leader you admire and research her or his biography and recent successes.  Your research should include an article in which the leader is interviewed, question/answer format.

You will also research the leader’s organization or company for its mission and recent accomplishments so that you can understand the context or setting for your leader’s success.

Then you will write a longer-form essay.  

Select your leader.

Identify the leader’s company or organization and research its mission, goals and recent activities. Use company or organization websites.  Review articles or media stories about the company. Make notes.

You are to use two (2) models of leadership, with one model being the Path-Goal Theory, for your essay analysis.

Next Steps:

Gather your research, make notes.

Start with one of 5 sections that interests you. Write that section and place it into your assignment document. NOTE: Starting with a section that interests you will help you continue/do the writing needed. This section does NOT have to be the section listed 1st.  After completing that section, complete the other 4 sections.

Below you have analysis sections highlighted to help you track. 

  • Summarize the leader’s early life and education.

Then write new paragraph (s) answering this question: What are two (2) events earlier in life, which may have set the stage for his or her leadership success, based on your research/analysis? Your interview article should be helpful to writing this section.

  • Qualities of leadership that seem to appear more recently in your leader’s career path. Write a section that considers promotions, areas of new responsibility, evidence of trust by those around him or her, expressed comments from your leader about his or her attitude towards others, including respect. (1 or more paragraphs)
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  • Your leader’s current organization. Pay attention to its mission and if published on a website, identify the corporate values of the organization. Emphasize recent events in the organization that required leadership. (2 or more paragraphs)

In using new paragraph (s) use your judgment about the leader’s strengths to describe or explain the reasons the leader is a good fit for the organization at this time (1-2 paragraphs)

 

  1. Analysis Based on Path-Goal Theory (Northouse, 2013, chapter 7. Explain the primary factors which make up this theory. (1 paragraph)

Compare your leader’s approach to path-goal theory. What factors of his or her leadership seem to align or fit to this theory?  What factors seem to be different than what’s emphasized in Path Goal?  In your writing  use examples from leader research.   (1-2 paragraphs)

 

  • Analysis of Leader Using another Leader Theory: Review the 2nd theory you researched (either Servant Leadership, Chapter 10; or Authentic Leadership, Chapter 11, or another model of leadership from Northouse) and explain the primary factors which make up this theory. (1 paragraph)

Compare your leader’s approach to the 2nd model of leadership from Northouse (selected by you).  What factors of his or her leadership seem to align or fit to this model theory?  What factors seem to be different than what’s emphasized in this model?  (1-2 paragraphs)

 

Finishing: Complete and Edit Your Essay

 

  • Write your conclusion.
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  • Write your introduction. Include a purpose or thesis statement. Insert the introduction into the beginning of the document.
  • Edit using APA format information. There are modules in LEO Content to help you.

Week 5_Mid Term answer_with Instructor Explanation guide

Week 5_Mid Term answer_with Instructor Explanation guide

1.

Question :

TCO B. Infuriated when Harry Reid is re-elected during the 2010 fall election, the Republicans in Congress decide to take matters into their own hands. In 2011, the House of Representatives passes a new “Freedom isn’t Free Act” that requires that anyone who wants to vote in the 2012 presidential election must prove that they paid at least $200 in federal income tax in the past year, including people aged 18 (who typically are deducted on their parents’ returns and do not pay income tax). Anyone who received the “earned income credit” is barred from voting unless they return the payment from the government. Proof of payment of the tax can be made by showing a copy of the prior year’s W2, a copy of the prior year’s tax return, or a signed statement from the IRS stating that the payment of more than $200 in federal income tax has been made. Citizens who do not pay taxes can still vote if they donate $200.00 to the federal government as voluntary income tax and get a statement from the IRS that they have done so. The law sunsets on December 31, 2012. List two bases under which someone impacted by this law could argue to have the law overturned.

 

2.

Question :

TCO F. When Vanna White sued Samsung for appropriation and under the Lanham Act, she won her case under the California common law right of publicity claim and under the Lanham Act. List the eight Sleekcraft factors that are required to prove a Lanham Act complaint.

 

3.

Question :

(TCO C) Bud Johnson owns a General Motors dealership in Pierre, South Dakota. At the request and expense of General Motors, Bud traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, for purposes of the demonstration of a new vehicle called the Roughrider, designed to compete against the current offering of SUVs. Bud went to the proving grounds in the desert around Phoenix and spent a day watching the vehicle demonstrations. Bud and other dealers drove the vehicles, and much dust resulted from their driving. A few weeks later, Bud became ill with flu-like symptoms. He was finally diagnosed as having coccidioidomycosis or “valley fever.” Valley fever is a disease well known to Arizona residents, and most have had it if they have lived there over 10 years. Newcomers are particularly vulnerable to the disease because the exposure to dust seems to build up immunity among the residents.

Bud became quite ill and brought suit against the car manufacturer that invited him for its failure to warn him about the valley fever phenomenon before he came out to the testing grounds. Answer the following questions, and use cases and theories from the text to support your arguments:

Was there negligence in the failure of General Motors to warn Bud? (15 points)

Discuss all defenses General Motors may have. (15 points)

Does strict liability in torts apply to this situation? Why or why not? (10 points)

 

4.

Question :

TCO D: Barney and his 16-year-old son BamBam are riding in Fred’s car. Fred had taken some prescription medication that morning that stated on the bottle, “Warning, may cause drowsiness.” The truck in front of them suffers a blow-out, and swerves uncontrollably. The tire remnants fly into the road, Fred swerves and hits a car to his left. He avoids hitting the truck with the blow-out but suffers damage to the left side of his car. BamBam hits his head on the side of the car, getting a concussion and permanently losing the sight in his right eye. Fred has state law required auto insurance with the minimum policy limits.

Fred’s wife, Wilma, immediately calls Betty, BamBam’s mom, and apologizes when she finds out about BamBam losing his eye. Wilma says to Betty, “Please don’t worry. We will pay for anything the insurance doesn’t cover, including the loss of BamBam’s sight and anything else he needs to recover and live a normal life.” Betty sobs and says, “You are too good to us. We can’t accept that.” Wilma says, “Of course you can.” Betty cries harder and says, “Thank you so much but (unintelligible)” and hangs up.

Fred and Wilma own a house worth $450,000, a car worth $20,000, a full-size T. rex skeleton for which a museum has offered $200,000 in the past, and some stocks and bonds worth $700,000.

A lawsuit ensues and a judgment against Fred and for BamBam is entered for $300,000. The insurance company paid their cap of $250,000, leaving $50,000 remaining due. Fred and Wilma immediately pay BamBam $50,000. Further, Wilma buys a designer eye-patch for BamBam made specifically by Calvin Klein with a picture of Fred and Wilma’s daughter, Pebbles, on it. Wilma hugs BamBam when she brings over his new eye patch and says, “Anything. Anything you need. We will take care of it for you.” Fred rolls his eyes at Barney, and Barney sighs and shakes his head. Betty and Wilma both cry at how adorable BamBam looks with his new eye patch. Barney buys BamBam a new car, specially designed for people with one eye. Wilma finds out and calls Betty, asking how much the car was. Betty says they are making payments on the car of $450/month for the next 4 years. Wilma writes Betty a check for $450, and sends her one every month for the next 8 months.

Eight months after the judgment was rendered, BamBam is discovered to have more damage to his head than originally thought. He loses sight in his other eye and now is totally blind. BamBam’s parents sue Fred and Wilma again for personal injury, but the case is thrown out as the first case already decided the injury case. Fred refuses to pay more to BamBam, and he takes the checkbook away from Wilma when he discovers she’s been making BamBam’s car payments. The two families stop speaking to each other. BamBam throws away his now useless eyepatch and becomes despondent. His dreams of being a drag racer seem to be over. BamBam’s attorney refiles the case, this time on grounds that Wilma’s statement to Betty was a binding contract that requires that Wilma pay any remaining damages to BamBam, for the remainder of his life.

Was Wilma’s statement a binding contract? Using the law of contracts, explain why or why not. Does BamBam’s age have anything to do with your answer? Can Fred be bound by the potential contract Wilma may have entered into? Use the law of agency to explain your answer to that question. Did Wilma’s purchase of the eye-patch give BamBam a greater leg to stand on in court? What about the car payments she made? Explain fully your answer to these questions.

 

5.

Question :

TCO I. Marianne Jennings wrote an article, “Why an International Code of Ethics would be good,” which was assigned to be read at the beginning of the course. As you have worked throughout this session, you should have considered this article and how it may or may not have impacted different situations in the world economic/business/legal/political environments. The essay you will write on the next question should show that you have read Marianne’s article and can apply her theories and thoughts from that article to the scenario provided. Feel free to rely on the information you know about the situations (if real) or analogize to another one, if you wish. Include in your answer at least two specific concepts from Marianne’s article, and apply those concepts to your reasoning in your answer. You will be graded on your knowledge of the article as well as the application of ethical theories to international situations.

An oil travesty has occurred. In the Gulf Coast, British Petroleum’s deep-sea oil well has had a major malfunction and has exploded. The explosion killed many oil workers. The oil well began spewing oil into the Gulf, and now the entire southern portion of the United States coastal areas has been destroyed.

BP initially came out with advertisements using the CEO of the company apologizing and promising to make this right for the citizens of the United States. Then, the CEO was removed by BP from working the disaster. The crisis continues. Based on the “timing” of the crisis and resolutions that have occurred at the time of your exam, answer the following question using the most relevant facts you know.

Using Marianne Jenning’s article, would an international code of ethics have assisted with the handling of this crisis? Would it have helped BP avoid this crisis? Do you see this as an ethical issue? Support your answer with concepts from her article, as well as other ethical reasons.

 

6.

Question :

TCO A. Use the fact pattern you received in the above Marianne Jennings “International Code of Ethics” question to answer this question. Analyze and propose a solution to the problem you received above using the Blanchard and Peale method. Show the steps, apply the facts, and provide a proposed solution you would suggest.

 

Week 5_Mid Term answer guide Agency and Discrimination Law

Week 5_Mid Term answer guide Agency and Discrimination Law

Week 5 : Agency and Discrimination Law – Midterm

 

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  1. TCO B. Infuriated when Harry Reid is re-elected during the 2010 fall election, the Republican National Committee decides to take matters into its own hands. In 2011, the House of Representatives passes a new “Freedom isn’t Free Act” that requires that anyone who wants to vote in the 2012 presidential election must prove that they paid at least $200 in federal income tax in the past year, including people aged 18 (who typically are deducted on their parents’ returns and do not pay income tax). Anyone who received the “earned income credit” is barred from voting unless they return the payment from the government. Proof of payment of the tax can be made by showing a copy of the prior year’s W2, a copy of the prior year’s tax return, or a signed statement from the IRS stating that the payment of more than $200 in federal income tax has been made. Citizens who do not pay taxes can still vote if they donate $200.00 to the federal government as voluntary income tax and get a statement from the IRS that they have done so. The law sunsets on December 31, 2012. List two bases under which someone impacted by this law could argue to have the law overturned. (Points : 15)

Ans:

I think the strongest defense to this law can be found in The United States Constitution, in Article VI, section 3, which clearly prohibits the denial to anyone to vote based on several key points. Specifically, the Voting Rights act of 1965 and the 24th amendment has provided that no voting right shall be denied for failure to pay a poll or tax to the federal government. What the Republicans are trying to do clearly violates the 24th Amendment of the Constitution, and is therefore a strong defense against such an activity. Section 1 of the 24th Amendment of the Constitution  states that the right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments require that the federal government and the states observe due process when they deprive a person of life, liberty, or property. Due process has both procedural and substantive meanings. Substantive due process attacks on such regulation can be carried out in this case.

References:

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/24th-Amendment.htm

 

  1. TCO F. In Midler v. Ford Motor Co., Bette Midler sued Ford for unauthorized appropriation. Explain what appropriation is. Tell me what type of civil claim appropriation is and what a person has to prove to win damages for it. (short answer only) (Points : 15)
  2. (TCO C) One summer, David Baxter and his wife, Melissa, were on their new boat with another couple, tubing on the Mississippi river. David and the other couple had been drinking all day, “about seven or eight beers each and some Crown Royal,” although Melissa wasn’t drinking due to being pregnant. As he prepared to jump into the water to tube, David’s feet slipped out from under him, and he fell into the water, hitting the back of his head and neck on the ladder, knocking him out cold. He slipped under the water and drowned. The other members of the party didn’t notice his absence until a passing barge pilot got their attention. He had seen the entire thing through his binoculars; he had been watching Melissa and her friend Angela (who were in bathing suits). Despite an immediate search and rescue attempt by the coast guard, David was not saved. Melissa alleged that the surface of the boat floor where David was standing and preparing to jump into the water was unreasonably slippery. In fact, at issue in the case was the manufacturing process used in coating the flooring. Melissa (and her attorney) felt that a nonslip surface should have been placed on the floor of the boat. The safety manual that came with the boat included these

clauses:

“CAUTION: Wet surfaces can be slippery. Passengers should wear adequate deck shoes while boarding and underway to avoid accidental slipping and injury.”

“CAUTION: Deck areas and swim platform are slippery when wet. Passengers must be careful when passing through companionway to prevent accidental slipping or tripping. Passengers should wear adequate deck shoes at all times to prevent accidental slipping. Passangers must stay off swim platform while underway to prevent falling overboard.”

No warnings existed, however, in view of the passengers on the boat.

(25 points) What potential legal theories of recovery can and should Melissa allege against the following parties (provide support for your answer)?

  1. The boat manufacturer
  2. The boat seller

III. The coast guard – Section 402a has no privity requirements.  What does this mean—any individual or entity in the chain of sale, even though there is no direct contact with the injured consumer or third party, may be held liable under the doctrine of strict product liability.  Additionally, such liability may be imposed even if the alleged tortfeasor did not have knowledge of the defective condition in the product.

 

(15 points) What legal theories of defense can and should each of the above three parties use? Provide support for your answer. (Points : 40)

  1. TCO D: (This is a fictional scenario.) Billy Joel decided he wanted to learn to play the violin for his next set of concerts. He called a violin salesman in New York and asked if he had any for sale. The salesman stated he had a Stradivarius and a Guarnerius (two famous brands of violins) and offered to sell them to Billy for $80,000 and $24,000, respectively. Billy agreed, over the phone, to purchase the violins from the salesman and told him he would be in town the next week to pick them up.

Billy didn’t show up for two months, and when he entered the store, the salesman wasn’t there. His wife, Margaret, was there in the store, however, and she had full knowledge of the deal cut between her husband and Billy. (She’d heard her husband whining, complaining, and wailing about Billy not showing up for the last 2 months – and she was really sick of hearing about it.)

Billy asked to see the violins, and Margaret showed him both of them. Billy stated he would agree to pay $65,000 for both of them, and Margaret, knowing that they were counterfeits and only worth $2,000 AND realizing that their house was about to go into foreclosure, agreed to the reduction in price and sold Billy the two violins for $65,000. She gave him a bill of sale that she wrote out on a note pad on the counter, which said, “Paid in full. Strativarus and Granruius violans. $65,000. Chk # 4301 Billy Joel. Salesperson: Margaret Madoff.” The notepad was one she had brought home from their last vacation to Las Vegas and was from The Flamingo hotel there. Billy took home the violins and proceeded to learn to play, albeit very poorly.

Meanwhile, the salesman discovers that Margaret sold the violins for less than he had bargained for. He sues Billy Joel for the $39,000 difference, stating that Margaret was not an employee of the store and had no authority to change the deal he and Billy had made.

During the pendency of the suit, and after his next concert, the newspapers stated, “Billy Joel should give up playing the violin! He stinks!” Billy takes his violins to a music store to sell them and discovers they are only worth $2,000 and that they are not Stradivarius and Guarnerius violins but are instead counterfeits.

He wants to countersue the salesman and asks you on what basis can he do so. Using contract, agency, and any other legal concepts you have learned this session, on what bases can Billy sue the salesman and his wife? What defenses will they have? Do you think Billy can recover? Further, will Margaret’s husband (his name is Bernard) be able to collect against Billy for the difference in price from the original deal? Explain your answer fully as to the why’s, wherefore’s, and why not’s for both parties. Use bullet points and “issue spotting” to assist you in your answer.

(Poin The law of sales of goods is codified in Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The Code requires that parties to sales contracts act in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner. However, if the parties omitted a price term or left the price to be determined at a future date or by some external means, the Code supplies a price term (2–305). vUnder the common law, such contracts would have failed due to “indefiniteness.” If a price term is simply omitted, or if the parties agreed that the price would be set by some external agency Code says the price is a reasonable price at the time for delivery If the surrounding circumstances clearly indicate that the parties did not intend to be bound in the event a price was not determined in the agreed upon manner, no contract results

 

all contracts for the sale of goods for $500 or more must be evidenced by a writing signed by the party against whom all contracts for the sale of goods for $500 or more must be evidenced by a writing signed by the party against whom ts : 40)

 

  1. TCO I. Marianne Jennings wrote an article, “Why an International Code of Ethics would be good,” which was assigned to be read at the beginning of the course. As you have worked throughout this session, you should have considered this article and how it may or may not have impacted different situations in the world economic/business/legal/political environments. The essay you will write on the next question should show that you have read Marianne’s article and can apply her theories and thoughts from that article to the scenario provided. Feel free to rely on the information you know about the situations (if real) or analogize to another one, if you wish. Include in your answer at least two specific concepts from Marianne’s article, and apply those concepts to your reasoning in your answer. You will be graded on your knowledge of the article as well as the application of ethical theories to international situations.

In 2009–10, Toyota experienced a troubling “gas pedal” sticking issue, which impacted its global reputation and income and caused it to stagger in its, until then, position as one of the top, world-wide, respected, and best-selling car companies on the globe. Over the first few months of the crisis, Toyota waffled on its message to its customers, both denying and then accepting responsibility for the issue. Research into the situation shows that the problem had been brought to its attention for a long time and either ignored, disbelieved, or grudgingly accepted, depending on the time and place of the issue.

For this question, think about the facts of the Toyota recall and its impact on Toyota car owners worldwide, including the value (or loss thereof) of customer’s trade-ins, car dealer’s business valuation losses, loss in used car sales to used car dealers and owners, and also the loss of lives and injuries to those who were grossly impacted by the gas pedal issue. Also, think about the cost to stockholders and the other stakeholders involved. Now think about Marianne Jenning’s international code of ethics article. Would an international code of ethics have impacted how this entire Toyota travesty played out in the real world? What if the “world of business” had agreed to one? Would Toyota have been somehow required to behave differently, which would have protected so many stakeholders from losses and people from injury? Or, would nothing really have changed? Feel free to argue both sides of this, and include in your answer, please, at least two or three things you would have included (or Marianne Jennings recommended to include) in an international code of ethics and how that would (or wouldn’t) really have impacted the Toyota crisis. Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize your answer using everything you have learned this session about ethics, law, politics, and business.

(Points : 40)

6.TCO A. Use the fact pattern you received in the above Marianne Jennings “International Code of Ethics” question to answer this question. Analyze and propose a solution to the problem you received above using the Laura Nash method. Show the steps, apply the facts, and provide a proposed solution you would suggest. (Points : 40)

7.TCO A. Use the fact pattern you received in the above Marianne Jennings “International Code of Ethics” question to answer this question. Analyze and propose a solution to the problem you received above using the Laura Nash method. Show the steps, apply the facts, and provide a proposed solution you would suggest. (Points : 40)

Provide a brief management history of Cyber Software, Inc Answer

Provide a brief management history of Cyber Software, Inc  Answer

 

Mini-Management Plan
Purpose:
In the second assignment, students will complete a mini-management plan that demonstrates how an organization operates on a day-to-day basis as well as over the long run. This assignment helps students develop the skills necessary to assess a management situation and to write a report based on the findings
A management plan is a report that includes numerous sections that cover various aspects of the business.
Instructions:
In this assignment students will take the role of the Vice President of Operation creating a mini-management plan that focuses on those aspects of the business related to planning and organizing. As Vice President of Operations, Joseph Jackson, the leader of Cyber Software, Inc., has asked you to help him solve his organizational problems. This mini-management plan is a professionally written document that will be given to Joseph Jackson.
In writing the plan, you must use the terminology learned in the course. Since ***** ***** is quite knowledgeable, you are not defining terms using a dictionary but you will explain and describe concepts and ideas so Joseph Jackson understands what you mean, why the ideas are important to the business and how to implement the proposed plan. The plan is not one in which the Vice President of Operations tells Joseph Jackson that he should do this or do that or he needs to or will do this or do that but one that is presented in an action-oriented manner. Students are expected to make connections between the facts of the case study and concepts, theories, and ideas presented in the course readings.
The mini-management plan will structure the entire company and will cover Joseph Jackson’s organization’s mission, vision, structure and culture.

  • Create a Word document. Use double-spacing for the text. The final product should be between 9 to 10 double-spaced pages of discussion-excluding the title page, any diagrams or exhibits, and the references page.
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and the instructor’s name.
    • In writing a case study, the writing is in the third person. What this means is that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing).
  • Support the reasoning using in-text citations and a reference list. If any material is used from a source, it must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa.
  • Paraphrase and not use direct quotes.
  • Use at least four course materials and at least three worthwhile outside sources in the writing process.
    • Create the introductory paragraph.

The introductory paragraph is the first paragraph of the paper but is typically written after writing the body of the paper (Questions students responded to above).

  • Respond to the required elements of the assignment. Be clear and concise in the writing and make sure the questions are comprehensively answered.
  1. Provide a brief management history of Cyber Software, Inc.;
  2. Help ***** ***** by proposing a new mission statement and vision statement that align with what Joseph Jackson now envisions for his company;
  3. Explain why the new mission statement and vision statement are appropriate for Cyber Software, Inc.;
  4. Discuss other aspects of the planning phase that impacts Cyber Software, Inc.;
  5. Create an organizational structure that aligns with the vision of Joseph Jackson
  6. Structure the entire company;
  7. Explain why the structure is the most appropriate structure for Cyber Software, Inc.;
  8. Discuss why other structures are not appropriate;
  9. Illustrate and discuss the new structure with an organizational chart with names, job titles, and direct reports. Be creative but make sure the jobs fit into the allotted budget;
  10. Create an organizational culture that aligns with the vision of Joseph Jackson and his new organization structure;
  11. Explain how the new organizational structure and culture affect the planning and organizing facet of Joe’s business and prevent future mishaps;
  12. Use at least four references from the course material and at least three outside resources.