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Education and Leadership in Perioperative Nursing

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Nursing Higher Education and Leadership
Clinical leadership is very important because of the problems that characterize the health care sector, including workforce shortage, high rates of change, staff chaos, quality issues, and safety concerns, among others. From history, the preparation of nurses for key roles in the health care delivery system is quite important and should not be overlooked. (Joseph & Huber, 2015). I am trained both as a clinical nursing educator and perioperative nurse. Clinical nurse educators attain that title after much experience in nursing. They mainly coach nursing students and the newly graduated ones. Perioperative nurses on the other hand are registered nurses who help in the surgical department in hospitals, day surgery units, physician’s offices and clinics. Their main work is to assist in planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment for surgical patients. (Turunen et al., 2017).
As such, the perioperative nurse starts her work immediately the…… [Read More]

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Social Media Essay

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Social media is a big boom when it comes to business, entertainment, and media. It has crossed over from something the youth use to something everyone uses. Many people do not understand how much of an impact social media has on people from their employability to how the public views them. This example essay will show social media’s influence and how it has come to be what it is today.
Titles
Social Media: Then and Now Social Media and it’s Impact on Business Social Media as a Social Movement Social Media and it’s influence on our Lives Social Media: Changing the Way People Communicate

Topics
Social Media Platforms The Impact of Twitter and Facebook on Business The Rise of YouTube Difference Between Social Media Platforms How Social Media is used to Communicate Social Media Effects on Society

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I.  Introduction

a.  Social media has transformed the ways people communicate and…… [Read More]

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Employee Benefits and Compensation Plan

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organization's ability to recruit and retain talented employees requires ensuring employees are rewarded proportionately for their contribution towards achieving organizational goals and profitability. To achieve this, a benefits and compensation policy is developed and implemented for all workers. This company has established a compensation policy that offers a full range of conventional benefits, dental, vision and medical benefits in addition to a rewards program that offers incentives based on employees' input. However, there are numerous complaints from the workforce that these benefits do not effectively address a growing problem. To address this growing problem, it's important to develop a Benefits and Compensation plan that offer packages that correspond to the employee type, reflects the organization's culture, and is comparable to the company's competitors.

Components of the Benefits and Compensation Plan

The current benefits and compensation plan is seemingly ineffective because it does not provides benefits and compensation based on the…… [Read More]

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Interview on Advanced Practice Nursing

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ACNPC-AG Interview

The scope of practice for nurse practitioners varies depending on range of skills, processes, and procedures for which the professional has been trained, educated, and licensed to perform. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification -- Adult Gerontology (ACNPC-AG) is entry-level advanced practice for acute care nurse practitioners who are trained and credentialed to offer advanced nursing care that meet the specialized needs of adult-gerontology patient population. To understand the scope of practice, supervision, and credentialing of nurse practitioners, I interviewed a member of a nursing administration in an inpatient setting and found the following:

How does the interviewee perceive the role of the advanced practice nurse?

The interviewee considers the role of the advanced practice nurse as a change agent who's crucial to the development of the nursing profession because he/she extends the conventional scope of knowledge. Therefore, advanced practice nurse works collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare professionals…… [Read More]

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Social Work Approach to Bipolar

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Client is an African-American male, age 19, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1 (296.89), with mixed and psychotic features. Lability and mood cycles have become more rapid recently. Currently, the client is experiencing an acute but mild manic episode.

Risk Influences

The client has no significant biological issues. As the first in his family known to have Bipolar Disorder, no genetic component to the disorder has been determined, but further work in a family therapy context might help determine if there are any biological risk factors. The client is physically healthy. He does not use drugs or alcohol, but tends towards a pattern of excessive denial.

Psychologically, the client struggles with low self-esteem, denial, and mood swings. Although the client reports strong and amicable relationships with family and friends, there may be little empathy from his closest relatives due to perceived stigma about bipolar disorder and lack of knowledge of the…… [Read More]

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Organizational Culture and Supervisory Training

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Supervisory Training

While the debate over nature versus nurture continues, the fact remains that some people appear to be "natural born" leaders while others must struggle to acquire the skills needed to lead others in an organizational setting. For individuals who are fortunate enough to possess the innate leadership skills needed, first-line supervisory training may be less important than for others who have been thrust into positions of authority. To determine the facts, this paper provides an analysis of the case study, "The Correctional Sergeant's Dilemma," to explain the importance of first-line supervisory training and an assessment concerning the manner in which Sergeant Rick handled the situation with his subordinate, Officer Johnson, and his superior, Lieutenant Murray. A discussion concerning how this situation could have been handled differently is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning the foregoing issues in the conclusion.

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Book Questions in Nursing

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Nursing Leadership

Thinking Critically, Making Decisions, Solving Problems

LO1: Response

The critical-thinking process can be used by answering 4 questions related to practical experiences. They are:

the underlying assumptions, interpretation of evidence, evaluation of arguments and the possible alternative perspectives.

Ref:

LO 2: response

Creativity can be fostered by preparing, incubation, insight and verification.

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LO 3: response

Decision-making and problem-solving skills can be improved by defining the problem, gathering of information, analyzing of the information, developing solutions, making a decision, implementation and evaluations of the solution.

Ref: page 11 and 112

LO 4: response

The major difference between individual and collective decision making process is the possibility of the exchange of ideas in the latter through brain storming sessions.

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LO 5: response

For a leader, the stumbling blocks to making decisions and problem solving are the personality traits of the leaders, the experience, lack of adaptability and ideas…… [Read More]

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Practicing Nursing in Modernity

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Nursing Concerns in Practice

Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences and nursing science to understand global perspectives, stimulate critical thinking, and use current technologies

There are multiple ways that I was able to fulfill this particular course objective. Some of the more cutting edge developments in information technology are outside of the realm of nursing science, and are generally applied to liberal arts and sciences. However, while networking with colleagues at the clinic I was able to train and practice at, I was able to implement some of those IT developments to help further my education and inform my practice. In order to help learn about different social, cultural, and economic factors that can inform the treatment of patients, I was able to read about certain factors that impacted my patients from lower socio-economic spheres of life. Specifically, I was able to understand how their limited budgets impacted…… [Read More]

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Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

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Fall Trends for 2015

Christian Dior, which is commonly known as Dior, is a luxury goods firm that has developed over the years to become an important part of LVMH, which is the largest luxury group in the world. The company, which is headquartered in France, was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior, a designer who the company was named after. Since its inception, Dior has experienced tremendous growth and profitability over the years to become a leading company in the fashion design industry. Currently, Dior designs and retails a wide range of products including leather goods, jewelry, fashion accessories, make-up, footwear, ready-to-wear goods, fragrance, and skincare products. As part of designing and retailing these products, Dior operates several labels for men and children's wear products while retaining its Christian Dior label mostly to women's products. The company not only sells its products online but also throughout its wide range…… [Read More]

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Whole School

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school reform, also known as comprehensive school reform, has been proposed as an effective and promising means to helping even the most marginalized students succeed and thrive (McChesney, 1998). The tenets of whole school reform take into account every aspect of a school including its role in the community, its budgets and spending, its resource allocation, its infrastructure, facilities, curricula, and teachers. According to the whole school reform model, piecemeal methods fail because they do not address the underlying structural and functional issues in education. While whole school reform seems promising in theory, it fails to manifest meaningful changes in practice due to the largely privatized model that it has been built on, especially with regards to the New American Schools (NAS) system. Moreover, the whole school reform model takes years to implement properly, and fails to provide effectively for interim solutions to the most pressing and immediate problems (Fullan,…… [Read More]

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Reflective Records

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Intergration and Reflect Disscussion Strategc Management

In general, the concepts that were most interesting to me were those that pertained to mission statements and vision statements. I always believed that these two statements were interchangeable; I now know the difference between them is that mission statements define an organization, whereas vision statements do so as well but include information about an ideal future and the way an organization attempts to do things.

I tend to think that the information I learned about strategic choices and the functional, business and corporate levels will be relevant and useful for me -- both immediately as well as in the future. These different types of strategies represent a hierarchical immediacy approach to strategizing and implementing various tactics for the short, medium, and long-term, respectively. They are even applicable to one's career development, and have helped me to contextualize my approach to my overall career…… [Read More]

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Medical Teams

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Tiffan, B.; (2014) The art of team leadership, American Journal of Health -- System Pharmacy, Vol. 7, Issue 10

Credibility -- Author Analysis

Bill Tiffan is a Principal with T2 Management Consultants which he and his wife co-founded in 2000. According to the company website, Tiffan "provides management consulting, team development, executive coaching and facilitation services to organizations that want to improve the effectiveness of individual leaders and executive teams" (T2, 2009). Tiffan previously spent 12 years with and international transition consulting firm where he was Regional Vice President of Sales. Bill also writes a bi-monthly column for the ACPE's professional journal; the focus of his column is executive career development. Tiffan also serves on the Board of Global Partners for Development. Tiffan recently wrote an article for the Medical industry espousing his beliefs concerning medical professionals as they pertain to team leadership, an area in which he has displayed…… [Read More]

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Session Christ-Centered Psycho-Educational Process Group Program for

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Session Christ-Centered Psycho-Educational Process Group Program for Adolescents and Young Adults

The purpose of this initiative is to develop a six-session Christ-centered psycho-educational process group program for the population of interest described further below. This intervention is designed for six weeks duration.

The population of interest for the initiative outlined herein is male adolescents aged 13 to 17 years and young adults aged 18 to 25 years who have experienced a significant personal loss or transgression by another individual in the past that requires forgiveness.

Male adolescents and young adults experience higher levels of involvement with the criminal justice system by virtue of family-related problems and emotional turmoil compared to their female counterparts, indicating a lack of self-control and impulsivity (Hartwig & Myers, 2009). For instance, according to Hartwig and Myers, "These additional problems include family and relationship dysfunction, higher incidences of violence, drug use, deficiencies in mental health, sexual…… [Read More]

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Break a Bad Habit Forming a Bad

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Break a Bad Habit

Forming a bad habit can be one of the most problematic things a person can do it their lives. A bad habit can be time consuming, costly, bad for you, and even embarrassing. There are all kinds of habits that can be considered bad; biting your nails, smoking, procrastination, overspending, gossiping, and lacking punctuality to name a few. Any one of these things can be considered socially unacceptable in many cases and in some cases can even cost people their jobs. This paper will examine the complex process known as a "habit." It will provide information about how to identify one, why they are bad for you, and what can be done about it.

There are many ways to identify the ways that bad habits form. If you are a scientist, you might look at the actual brain processes. Research by Assistant Professor Kyle Smith, who…… [Read More]

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Porter Novelli Performance Management at Porter Novelli

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Porter Novelli

Performance Management at Porter Novelli

For Porter Novelli, even as the company advanced its objectives and improved its market orientation, its Human Resource strategy appeared to lag behind. It is for this reason that the firm began to investigate ways of linking its Human Resource orientation with its overall business strategy. Among the key objectives within the scope of the proposed strategic improvement would be more effective performance management, clearer opportunities for professional development and a shift toward client-centered HR strategies.

Leadership Roles:

At the center of Porter Novelli's change process would be the use of a Leadership Pipeline model. This would be constructed to enable Porter Novelli the ability to assign meaningful leadership roles at every level. As this relates to performance management, the approach would be aimed at created tiered levels of accountability. Leadership roles would be especially important in effecting change through the three level…… [Read More]

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Metal Health Mental Issue 2226 Mental Health

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Metal Health

Mental Issue 2226

Mental Health

Researches indicate that poverty and mental illness are correlated with each other in a broader spectrum. This research paper is commissioned on the basis of two exhaustively researched hypotheses: H1 Poverty can cause mental illness and H2 Mental illness is subjected to poverty. Throughout this research paper, these two hypotheses have been investigated from scholarly academic resources. At the end of the proposed research it has been concluded that those, who are financially deprived, as exposed to severe mental illness due to their inability of fulfilling their basic needs, including house, education, food and employment. Likewise, evidences have also been explored on the fact that metal illness can cause extreme levels of poverty to the suffering beings. This signifies that both the research hypotheses are accepted by the research in the projected domain.

Introduction

For affirming the undertaken pinching social reality, a statement…… [Read More]

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Jpk Management Leadership Understanding Roles of Management

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JPK Management Leadership

Understanding Roles of Management and Leadership

Management

Managerial roles are primarily reactive and based on getting results or fixing a problem. The situation often dictates the role a manager takes on. However the employees, the organizational culture including skillsets and character makeup of the workforce, as well as the needs of the client or customer all play a part in the manager's influence and success. The need to restructure an organization to meet market demands often causes changes in the cultural makeup which in turn require an adjustment in the managerial style or role. During the industrial revolution and up to the 1990s, for example, the authoritarian management role, based on control was the primary mode of the majority of organizations. Today, management is often based on empowerment and teams working together. The role of managers is often given to those with technical expertise who then coordinate…… [Read More]

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Special Education Inclusion

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country's public schools are experiencing dwindling state education budgets and increased unfunded mandates from the federal government, the search for optimal approaches to providing high quality educational services for students with learning disabilities has assumed new importance and relevance. In an attempt to satisfy the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a growing number of special educators agree that full inclusion is the optimal approach for providing the individualized services needed by young learners with special needs. Known as "mainstreaming" in the past, full inclusion means integrating students with special physical, cognitive or emotional needs into traditional classroom setting. Practices that promote full inclusion for students with special needs assist educators in focusing instruction in innovative ways to help meet the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population with a wide array of specialized needs. Critics of full inclusion argue that in many if not…… [Read More]

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Respect to Any One Approach

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While feminists often militate for environmental conservation, one particular stance they take in this direction is that of addressing the issue of gender differences in environmental issues. The feminist approach to environmentalism promotes a superior role of women in the protection of the environment by presenting both females and the environment as reproductive forces of nature. Additionally, they argue that women are nurturers by nature and they are as such better skilled to protect the environment (Rocheleau, 1996).

Feminist environmentalism assesses the differences not only between natural stances of genders, but also between the access to resources, the control over the resources, the knowledge possessed and available, as well as the relationships developed at the level of national and local governments, as well as within the international community (Cornwall, Harrison and Whitehead, 2008).

The feminist environmental movement is as such based on the following interests:

"How gender, class and race…… [Read More]

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Nature of Leadership What Are

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In contrast to the field study approach used by the University of Michigan researchers, the Ohio State studies used a series of questionnaires administered to both military and civilian personnel. Based on their findings, the researchers at Ohio State found that "subordinates perceived their supervisor's behavior primarily in terms of two broadly defined categories labeled 'consideration' and 'initiating' structure. These two types of behavior were relatively independent which means that a leader's use of one behavior was not necessarily the same as his or her use of the other behavior" (Yukl, 2005, p. 51). These two categories, consideration and initiating structure, are described in Table 2 below.

Table 2

Main Findings of the Ohio State Studies

Category

Description

Consideration

This category of behavior involves leader concern for people and interpersonal relationships. The leader acts in a friendly and supportive manner and shows concerns for the needs and feelings of subordinates.…… [Read More]

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Multiple Sclerosis Etiology Multiple Sclerosis

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) between 20 and 50.

Studies have shown that people with multiple sclerosis who exercise:

c.) have less fatigue

How many people in the United States are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis every week?

A b.) about 200 ("Take the FDA Consumer")

Dealing with Depression

As depression is reportedly the most common psychiatric disorder in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, those caring for MS patients who express any sort of suicidal ideation should be closely monitored and referred for a psychological evaluation. Frequently, MS patients experiencing bouts with depression or suicidal thoughts are not assessed, under assessed, and/or consequently not diagnosed. Unlike some of the other aspects accounting MS, yet similar to some MS, depression can be effectively treated. Numerous reasons contribute to MS patients experiencing depression, according to Wallin. These may include:

The psychosocial effects of MS disability.

The direct effect of lesions on brain structures that are involved in regulating…… [Read More]

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Disease Control and Prevention Www Cdc Gov

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Depression can be a warning sign that there are more serious potential consequences unless the depression is treated.

Background factors that contribute to the issue: The HP2010 offers ten leading health indicators, and within those are sub-categories that add up to "467 science-based objectives" (HP2010). All the objectives are designed to eliminate or reduce some of the pivotal problems relating to the following background issues.

Too many disabled people are "limited by environmental factors" (they don't have access to buildings, recreational activities or transportation); there are too many people with "negative attitudes" about disabilities (this affects the social climate for those who are disabled); many disabled people are either limited in their access to educational opportunities or have no access at all; persons who are disabled too often have limited access to "career development, career opportunities, job placement and job satisfaction"; many disabled people have "limited or no participation in…… [Read More]

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Modern Senior Manager

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Senior Management

Modern Senior Manager

It is without any doubt that the senior managers of an entity represent its backbone. They are the ones envisioning the company's future and uniting the people so as to achieve the organizational goals. The modern day literature presents the reader with descriptions of various managerial styles. Belker and Topchik (2005) for instance forward the managerial types of the autocrat and the diplomat leaders. Mullins (2007) on the other hand offers a more complex approach and argues the existence of five managerial styles, which lead to the creation of five types of leaders -- the impoverished manager, the authority-compliance manager, the country club manager, the middle-of-the-road manager and the team manager.

Despite the large diversity in perceiving the different leadership figures and their different leadership styles, fact remains that there are some sources which will forward a necessity to create and implement a universal model…… [Read More]

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Business Management -- Human Resource

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Analysis of the Apparent Disconnect between Human Resources and Management

In this case, Sue has taken it upon herself that specific human resource practices are the right course for her new organization despite explicit indications from management that those particular practices do not fit the organization's strategic vision, organizational values, or available resources. In her inexperience, Sue has employed a myopic view of the concept of best practices, largely oblivious to the significance of best fit (George & Jones, 2008).

Sue has assumed that all best practices in her previous professional environment necessarily correspond to best practices in her current environment. In fact, the distinguishing features between the two entities whose relevance and significance Sue fails to appreciate make the approach that works in the public sector inappropriate for a private-sector organizations such as that of her current firm. Generally, employment opportunities in the public sector offer different comparative benefits…… [Read More]

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Motivation Theories in Turkey Textile

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d.). A need also frequently serves to answer the question motivational psychologists regularly ask as they explore motives that impel the person people to do what he/she does: "What drives people to do the things they do?" Basic concepts of motive include:

A motive depicts a person's internal state arousing and directing his/her behavior to meet a precise goal and/or objective.

A deficit, a lack of something, contributes to a motive.

Motives vary in amount and type.

Motives evolve from needs: "States of tension within a person, and as need is satisfied, tension is reduced ("Henry Murray's Theory… N.d., Basic Concepts

Section, ¶ 1).

Motives impel the individual to "perceive, think, and act" in particular ways that fulfill his/her need/s (Ibid.).

Henry Murray identified the following "big three motives":

Need for Achievement

Need for Power

Need for Intimacy ("Henry Murray's Theory… N.d., The Big Three Motives

Section).

Herzberg

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Leader of a Nonprofit Organization

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Jardina, likewise, articulated that "my goal is to push every employee to learn and grow. I encourage all to write down personal and professional development plans."

Miscellaneous Suggestions

Other recommendations for motivating employees of NPOs are more dependent on the situation and include the following:

1. Team Unity

Alatrista and Arrowsmith's (2004) field study provides an example where social support -- the feeling of belonging to a team- may fill in the gap when employees have lost sight of their overarching goal. The employees in their case no longer felt attracted or responsible to their overall directors: at best they saw them as distant and unresponsive or even as a cause of difficulties for the local team and the service that they provided. The employees, therefore, had to be attracted by alternate means, which in this case were the quality of the team relations and the personality of their…… [Read More]

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Functions of Management Assessing the

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Finally and one research says most significant, a transformational leader is willing to sacrifice on behalf of both the goals they are accomplishing and their teams (Arnold, Loughlin, 2010). Self-sacrifice is a major component to trust in a leader and matters more than any title, position of legitimate power or status (Johannessen, Olsen, 2010). This specific role in management is often performed across a very wide spectrum of quality and accuracy, and it is common in larger organizations to see two or more organizational structures emerge. The formal organization chart is often devised to communicate reporting relationships. Yet the more often used organizational structure is that mapped by the areas of control transformational leaders have over specific projects and departments. Leadership emerges from this more informal yet vastly more effective organizational structure because the relationships are predicated on trust (Arnold, Loughlin, 2010). The leading function of management encompasses all of…… [Read More]

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Transition Planning in Special Education

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Transition Planning in Special Education
Transition planning is one of the most critical components of effective special education policy and program design. In fact, transition planning is required by law, ensconced in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (Carter, Brock & Trainor, 2012). Due to IDEA’s provisions for special education transition planning, the number of students with disabilities and special needs enrolling in colleges and universities has increased (Hamblet, 2014). Successful transition planning should also include college-level supports that extend special education services. As Hamblet (2014) points out, students with disabilities have a much lower rate of college completion rates versus the general population. Transition planning in special education warrants further study to improve outcomes for students with special needs whose successes in high school can and should carry over into higher education.
Self-Determination
One of the prevailing themes in the research on transition planning in special education is…… [Read More]

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Analyzing Cultural Diversity in the Professions

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Cultural Diversity in the Professions

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services geared towards a substantial and diversified clientele, which comprises of firms, financial organizations, governments as well as high-net-worth people (Forbes, 2015). This paper would focus on the company's cultural diversity that is reflected in its content, design and graphics of the website.

Accessibility of the Diversity-Related Material on the Website

There is a link for "Careers" on the website, in which there is a sub-section for "Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action" (Goldman Sachs, n.d.). Also, the homepage has a link "Who Are We" in which there is another link leading to "Diversity and Inclusion." By typing the word "diversity" in the search bar of the webpage, the results yield "Our commitment to diversity" and the company's culture that has an in-built inclination…… [Read More]

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Neo-Confucianism Is a Philosophy Which Was Born TEST1

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Management Accountant's Role In Total Quality Management

Management accountants have conventionally focused on supporting corporate managers through providing relevant information that is utilized in the business planning process. This relevant information that has historically been provided by management accountants has largely been financial. However, the role of management accountants has changed in the recent past following the introduction of Total Quality Management (TQM). Total Quality Management is a relatively new management philosophy or approach comprising several components including a core emphasis on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. The other integral components are management using information and empowering individual workers and work teams to promote their proactive contributions. Organizations in the modern corporate world are increasingly using Total Quality Management to help lessen operating costs while enhancing quality and other major performance measures given increased global competition.

The introduction of this concept has transformed management accountants' roles through offering opportunities for…… [Read More]

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Personal View of Counseling

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Intentions of School Counselors

As early as middle school, I recall at all times being provided with an assigned school counselor. There are countless explanations as to why schools provide students with counselors, all of which have the purpose of providing safety and a positive future for the students.

Because a student is in school to be taught, one of the most general purposes that the school counselor has is academic achievement and motivation for the student. If a student is doing poorly in school, they may be pulled into their counselor's office in order to find out why they are struggling. The counselor then has the opportunity to communicate with the student and discover more about them. If the student struggles in class because of problems at home, with other students, or because the student cannot grasp the concepts, the counselor is there to assist the student in these…… [Read More]

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Walmart Strategic Management at Wal-Mart Is a

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Walmart

Strategic Management at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is a highly successful but highly controversial publicly traded firm. The most successful retail firm in the world, Wal-Mart also struggles with a number of challenges both to its internal structure and to its public image. Especially as the process of globalization has accelerated and Wal-Mart has been a highly active player, its actions for profitability have at once earned it considerable revenue returns and a declining reputation. This discussion addresses ways that Wal-Mart can use strategic management ideas to return balance to its image.

Historically, globalization has given Wal-Mart the opportunity to bypass domestic labor and environmental laws in order to conduct its production operations at a minimal cost. However, more recently, technological advances have given Wal-Mart a way to improve the strategic management of its offshore production facilities that positively impacts the working environment, the natural environment and the bottom line all…… [Read More]

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Organizational Behavior Joe Salatino Revision Joe Salatino

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Organizational Behavior

Joe Salatino (Revision)

Joe Salatino, president of Great Northern American case study

Joe Salatino

Joe Salatino is known as the Northern American President due to his determination and effort in maintaining high standards, in regards to his profession as a sales person. Joe was capable of hiring many employees in his organization, and used motivation as the major tool in helping his employees. The employees specialized in supplying general stationery and other appliances, to realize their objectives of maximizing production.

Attribution and Perception

Customers, according to Joe, are normal human beings. Human being has always been anxious and observant with the manner in which others behave, and relate it to how they behave themselves. There has always been a persistent urge to know differentiated reasons behind certain behavioral characteristics. If the attribution theory is used, it guides to explain how to get to know the causes of behavior,…… [Read More]

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Jack and Ennis Two-19-Year-Old Were Gay and

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Jack and Ennis, two-19-year-old were gay and involved in a mutually romantic relationship, although one is married with children whilst the other has an impetuous relationship with a woman. The relationship between the men is tempestuous and rocky with only fear of the local killing them due to their 'queer' identity' refraining them from living together. Jack, the more openly gay of the two, is indeed killed by a homophobic mob in 1980 for being "queer." The book is a celebration of two men and their love for each other, and their suffering and dying for this love.

They represent the possible difficulties of working with gay and/or lesbian clients. Actually, Jack and Ennis also present therapists with the additional challenge of working with clients who have undergone trauma, but since this is the lesser challenge of the first and the two combined are beyond the scope of this essay,…… [Read More]

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Managing High Productivity Publix Super Markets

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Publix Supermarket

Many small, as well as medium-sized companies have faced challenges contending with Wal-Mart because of their low prices, one shopping structure and long opening hours associated with the Wal-Mart. Publix Super Markets is an exception, which recently opened another store to the public. It has a market share totaling to more than 40% in Florida and evidently, Publix supermarkets have taken over from popular supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and other established chain stores as they continue with their expansion into more states such as Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia among others.

Retail analysts commonly associate Publix's treatment of employees, high quality customer service and capacity to tailor commodities to different customer groups as demanded by the market forces to be the main factors that have continued to enhance the supermarket's productivity and market dominance. Publix rankings tops in customer satisfaction and they have a solid reputation on…… [Read More]

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Mentor's Responsibility the Purpose of

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Some additional common characteristics of and criteria for selecting mentor teachers are: a clearly articulated vision of teaching and learning, knowledge of content, accomplished curriculum developer, professional interests, expressed educational philosophies, and compatible personalities (1986; Feiman-Nemser, 1996; Tillman, 2000). Awareness and facility with mentoring processes are seldom among selection criteria, but are often handled through mentor training mechanisms." Mullinix, 2002) Orientation is based on the five phrases of Ellen Moir's which characterize first-year teacher experiences which are:

1) Anticipation

2) Survival

3) Disillusionment

4) Rejuvenation

5) Reflection

The inclusion of mentoring program in a school is that which shows a clear commitment to students and staff and to traditional values of excellence. Confirmation of the importance of leadership, performance of staff and of a "robust and supportive collegiate community." (SOF Web, 2004)

Skills needed by mentors are:

Always have values-driven purpose

Be aware of the emotional and strategic landscape

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Criminal Justice Ethics in Chapter

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For example, the Miranda decision of 1966 clarified the specific interrogation and arrest guidelines used by officers but even the reading of Miranda rights can be a manipulative function. Confessions must be reliable and fair. Trickery and deceit are commonplace in the interrogation procedure, for the officer of the law continually straddles the line between ethics and the necessity of capturing criminals.

Joycelyn Pollock describes police ethics in terms of four basic categories in Chapter 6: "Ethical Dilemmas in Police Work." The issues addressed in the literature, such as corruption, brutality, and bribery, are not necessarily encountered by police officers on a daily basis. In fact, many officers note that drinking, sleeping, and having sex on the job are more common ethical offenses than bribery (90). Pollock notes that officers generally view five main elements that comprise the "good" police officer: legality, service, honesty/integrity, loyalty, and ascription to the Golden…… [Read More]

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Bank of America SWOT Analysis Bank of

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Bank of America SWOT Analysis:

Bank of America is one of the principal financial institutions across the globe with a broad range of customers that include individuals, small businesses, middle-market businesses and large corporations. The company also has a diverse range of products and services including asset management, banking, investing and other financial products. Currently, Bank of America is regarded as America's largest bank holding company in assets and the second largest in market capitalization ("SWOT Analysis of Bank of America," 2010). Bank of America basically operates in the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America with its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to having a workforce of 284,000 employees, the company serves a diverse range of customers in over 150 countries around the world and has a strong relationship with the Fortune Global 500 companies. Since it market position is supported by a well-established distribution network which…… [Read More]

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Management of Change Balagon Julia

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In my opinion, valuable organizational change is a process. It is nothing that comes from one day to the other. It requires the combined efforts of the organization as a whole: Skilled managers and the commitment of an organization's workforce alike.

Discussion of the paper's results: What are the key findings? What does it add to the body of knowledge?

The key findings of the paper are threefold.

First, the current management of organizational change tends to be reactive in its response to the pace of change that has never been greater than today. Second, successful management of change within organizations is a highly required skill. Third, further research into the nature of change management needs to be conducted and a new and pragmatic framework for change management is needed as a critical success factor for the management of change. It adds to the body of knowledge, that managerial skills…… [Read More]

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Personal Can Ethics Get -Corporate and

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Basically, she is confronting the issue of role ambiguity. Is it really her job to monitor corporate ethics and compliance or should she simply wait until her manager hangs himself through his own carelessness? This introduces another stressor that she faces, that is, one of career development. Turning her boss in jeopardizes her upward mobility.

Ambiguity and threat to her career are big factors. The interpersonal relationships she has developed after the department down-sizing have become that much stronger and she feels that she may be putting her group members in jeopardy as well as herself. They have become so close partly because of the job conditions where they have had to operate independently of their mostly absent manager.

Conclusion:

In summary, what makes this case so pertinent is that it really happened in the recent past. The ethical issues are genuine and are faced on a daily basis by…… [Read More]