A recent survey was taken among employees at Life Science Nutraceuticals, Inc. (LSN). The results were alarming, as it appeared the leadership has been less effective than in the past. Some common complaints seemed to focus on the lack of vision, a breakdown in communication, and a lack of connection with staff.
You have read the results, and as a senior leadership Consultant to LSN’s CEO, you completely agree with employees. Leadership is the cornerstone to success in any organization, and to permit poor leadership can only spell trouble. It occurred to you that the place to start change was staring you in the face – the new management hires planned for Warehouse Operations in Las Vegas and Miami. Mumbling to yourself, “but what do I want them to look like?” you decide that you must write a memo to CEO Alexandria Marvel to make sure the “right” characteristics of a leader are asked for in the soon-to-be-released job description. Scrambling around on the desk, you find the old job announcement so that you can make some changes. It reads, “LSN is looking for experienced warehouse managers who have a high task focus to keep the distribution speed high and shipping costs low. Managers must instruct employees to keep distribution, packing, and shipping moving smoothly and efficiently. Managers must be someone who can handle a fast-paced environment, able to meet deadlines, task-focused, personally driven, and results-oriented. The manager must be goal-oriented and adhere strictly to policy to succeed in the department.”
You will act as a senior-level leadership Consultant to the CEO of LSN. You will write a memorandum to CEO Alexandria Marvel. In writing the memorandum, use only the course material from Week 1, and as necessary or desired, you may also use course material from Week 2. Reading the Company Profile provided will explain why contemporary leadership skills are so important to LSN.
Your memo will address the following specific issues to CEO Marvel.
Explain how the existing job announcement for new hires was effective in the past based on the theories and view of leadership through the 1990s. Be specific using examples from course materials and the existing job announcement.
Explain why the existing job announcement is no longer able to meet the needs of today’s leaders. Support your explanation with examples of the language changes you recommend updating the job announcement to be consistent with today’s desired leadership characteristics.
Explain the differences between management and leadership and why LSN needs to understand the distinction.
Memorandum Set Up
Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document (no pdf files allowed) using 12-point font. A memo is left justified with no indentations of paragraphs. A memo is single-spaced with a double space between paragraphs to make the memo easy to read.
In business, writing must be concise, easy to read, and free of writing and grammatical errors.
You are required to use in-text citations with an associated reference list.
Use headings for each element. It is suggested that you set up the memo with all of the required headings and then fill in each memo section.
Use a memo format:
Remember, you are sending this memo to the CEO, so this is a formal memo. Proof the memo carefully for typos, grammatical errors and ensure the memo conveys the points you are to address. Why? Because your work products are a reflection of who you are – it is your brand! A good brand can lead to future opportunities in an organization, such as a promotion.
Ensure the memo is audience-appropriate, concise, coherent, readable, uses appropriate terminology, is professional, provides a factual tone (no opinion and no recommendations), and is visually appealing.
The memo should comply with the following guidelines, which can be used as a checklist.
Use the grading rubric while completing the project to ensure all requirements are met to lead to the highest possible grade.
Third-person writing is required. Third-person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first-person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (the second person writing).
Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.
Students will not use direct quotation marks but will instead paraphrase. This means that you will put the ideas of an author or article into your own words rather than lift them directly from a source document. You should not, according to APA, use more than four consecutive words from a source document (including the case scenario) or change words in a passage as doing so would require direct quotation marks. Use a passage from a source document by putting it into your own words (paraphrase) and attribute the passage to the source document. If direct quotes are presented, they will not be included in the grading.
Use in-text citations and provide a reference list that contains a reference associated with each in-text citation.
Provide the page, or paragraph number in every in-text citation presented. Under Resources on the Homepage, find Library, and from that, you can find examples of APA citations, including the use of course material. https://sites.umgc.edu/library/index.cfm (Then click Writing and Citing.) You may also find useful the following link: In-Text Citations – Including Page or Paragraph Numbers.
Please use the attached Word doc. template to complete this assignment. This includes further instructions on the assignment and gives examples to cite per the schools specifications. I have included some resources need for the assignment in the attachments.
Leadership is a critical skill in business. Leading effectively requires an understanding of your own unique leadership style and personality traits. For this assignment, you will reflect on your leadership experiences, assess your strengths, evaluate your emotional intelligence and DiSC profile, and develop a plan for mastering your leadership style.
Write a 4-6 page paper in which you address the following:
1. Reflect on your leadership experiences:
a. Describe the leadership aspects of your most recent professional role.
b. Identify and describe 2 key experiences that have impacted you as a leader.
2. Assess your leadership strengths:
a. Describe 2 key strengths from Jack Welch’s Foundational Principles (see Winning, chapters 1-4) and 8 Essential Rules of Leadership as they pertain to your leadership development.
3. How do these experiences and strengths relate to aspects of your Emotional Intelligence and your DiSC profile?
4. Develop a plan for mastering your leadership style:
a. Identify 2-3 leadership skills you would like to master in the future.
b. Describe steps you can take to master those skills. How will you measure your success?
Professional Formatting Requirements:
Typed, double spaced, professional font (size 10-12), includes headings and subheadings (to identify main topics and subtopics), with one-inch margins on all sides. See the Sample Professional Paper under Course Documents for an example.
References must be included and provide accurate information that enables the reader to locate the original source. Application and analysis of course materials and resources is expected, and additional research is welcome.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
M1.4 How Can You Help?
Business Assignment Help During this course, you will contribute a series of articles to a magazine published biweekly. Your series will address the opioid epidemic from the perspective of your discipline and your role in the community. Assume one of the roles below based upon your program:
Business Programs: You will assume the role of a current or prospective business owner.
1. Now that you are familiar with research in your discipline, focus on the opioid crisis in general. (Montgomery County, Dayton, Oihio: One Nation, Overdosed: Documentary on the Deadliest Drug). Define a specific problem related to the crisis in your discipline and role. Begin to determine a solution for your specific problem. Your solution should be specific, direct, and attainable (for instance, do not choose a solution, such as reforming the entire criminal justice system or replacing the city board of trustees, that is too broad in scope).
2. Locate a valid and reliable article relevant to your proposed solution. The article should contain data that contribute to a solution to the epidemic from your field’s perspective. Note that you may not find research on the exact solution you have proposed, but the article may contain data relevant to your solution. Do not submit an article with data about the opioid crisis only. The article should support your proposed solution in a meaningful way.
Statistics has a language of its own. Here is a great resource to help you with statistical symbols and their meanings.
3. DISCUSSION INSTRUCTIONS
Answer the following questions about your article:>
Give the topic of the article and explain why it is pertinent to your specific role.
Discuss why the statistical procedures and/or data are appropriate.
personal background and experiences have influenced your decision to pursue the iMBA PAT program. Tell us your story (but don’t just repeat your resume!).
Attached is my resume. I have over 20 years of experience. I have owned and sold three companies and have been the Chief Revenue Officer for one that I helped to sell as well. I have run companies from $3M in revenue to over $248M in revenue. I am applying for an MBA and need to highlight why I would be a viable candidate for this. Attached is a copy of my resume. I believe that the biggest gap for me is my learning. I also attached a summary that we can use as well as a starting spot.