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Week 1 discussion

Difficult Situations

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 2 discussion

What Motivates People?

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 3 discussion

Communications in Action

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 4 discussion

Team-Building

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 5 discussion

Tricky Negotiations

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 6 discussion

Making Decisions

View this interactive discussion scenario and answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation.

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Week 7 discussion

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Using the results you achieved in the How Good Are Your Leadership Skills? self-assessment in Module Four and your own experiences, what do you believe is your leadership style? Is it compatible with the leadership style in your organization? If you had to make significant changes in your organization, which leadership style would you choose?

Week 8 discussion

Reflecting on the “Big Picture”

Consider the results that you received on all of the self-assessments you have taken so far this term and the culture of your organization. Where are the areas of conflict? How do you work through these conflicts, and what aspects of the culture keep you at the organization?

Final Project Milestone One: Setting Your Vision

Use the Milestone One Assignment Template to complete this milestone.

In this course, you will have many opportunities to take self-assessments that will allow you to reflect on yourself as a person, student, and professional. This first milestone gives you a chance to organize your thoughts about what you want to get out of this personal development plan. Write a 1–2-page paper (3–4 paragraphs) that covers the following:

What have you learned about yourself so far?

What do you hope to gain by doing this plan? (What life or professional issues are you tackling by doing this personal development plan?)

What is your vision/goal for this plan? (Why is this personal development plan topic important to you?)

As appropriate, you are encouraged to bring in information you gleaned from the self-assessments you have done so far.

What Is Your Jungian Typology?

How Productive Are You?

Locus of Control

Are You Experiencing Burnout?

Stress Scale

For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

Final Project Milestone Two: SWOT Analysis

Use the Milestone Two Assignment Template to complete this milestone.

You probably have a pretty good sense of where some of your talents lie. When you do things in which you use these talents, you probably find success that comes rather easily, but when you engage in activities that are not part of your set of talents, success can be much more difficult to achieve. The SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis will help you determine more information about where your additional strengths and weaknesses lie. An added benefit of the SWOT analysis is that it can help you identify opportunities that you may not have otherwise known about as well as helping you understand weaknesses and eliminate threats that could keep you from moving forward. Read this brief video transcript of a SWOT analysis.

Also read about the questions you should be asking yourself as you are completing the SWOT analysis in this article, which also includes a personal SWOT example for an advertising manager.

A SWOT chart looks like this:

Strengths

(What do I do well?)

Weaknesses

(Where can I make improvements?)

Opportunities

(What kinds of things could I be doing based on my strengths?)

Threats

(Where could I be using my strengths and talents more productively?)

Write a short one-paragraph reflection on what was most interesting to you in the SWOT analysis.

For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course

Final Project Milestone Three: PEST Analysis

Use the Milestone Three Assignment Template to complete this milestone.

The PEST analysis is designed to help you analyze the political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological changes in your business environment. It can also help you understand the big-picture forces of change as well as the opportunities that are present. The PEST analysis is useful for several reasons:

It helps you spot business and/or personal opportunities

Gives you advance warning of significant threats

It can help reveal the direction of change within your business environment, which can help you work with change rather than against it

It helps you avoid starting projects that are likely to fail for reasons beyond your control

It can help you break free of unconscious assumptions when you enter a new market or region by giving you a more objective view of this new area

The PEST analysis differs from the SWOT analysis because the PEST looks at the big-picture factors that may influence a decision, market, or potential new business, while the SWOT analysis looks at these factors at an individual or product level.

In using the PEST, consider thinking about the changes that are happening around you. Think about opportunities that arise from these changes and threats or issues that could result from them.

Read PEST Analysis: Identifying "Big Picture" Opportunities and Threats to understand the four quadrants and questions that you should be asking yourself. View the video or read the transcript of the associated video in the article.

Use the assignment template to fill in the boxes in the template with elements that relate to your organization and industry.

You are encouraged to use results from your self-assessments that deal with groups/teams and the organization as you complete the analysis.

For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

Final Project: Final Submission

Use the Final Submission Assignment Template to complete this assignment.

Using the results of your SWOT analysis and the PEST analysis on your organization and your personal reflections, come up with three goals for you and your role in your organization. Add three action items/goals that reflect important aspects of your future growth as a professional and as student.

Revise Milestones One, Two, and Three based on feedback and your additional knowledge, and submit the entire final project.

For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course