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Office Share Executive Summary
Office Share is a share-space venture that takes advantage of the burgeoning share economy demand in Reston, VA, by offering a location where teleworkers can work, use the Internet, relax, and come and go as they please with minimal cost to themselves. This executive summary will provide an overview of the strategy, assets, risk, strategic advertising plan, and statement of corporate responsibility.
The strategy of Office Share is to provide beautiful workspaces that are easily accessible, where teleworkers can work at any hour of the day. Located at 1925 Isaac Newton Sq. East Square, Reston, VA, 20190, Suite 203, our facilities are conveniently situated within walking distance off the Wiehle Metro station to attract teleworkers looking for an affordable, welcoming, inviting, relaxing venue where they can have access to a share space community, have coffee, hop online, and do work. With the rise of the share…
In this instance, regardless of the public announcement that the state was following World Health Organization protocol, the public was furious. Public distrust continued when the new vaccine arrived, as the media had implied in previous reports that the vaccine was "rushed" through production. The public fears and responses that happened could have been mitigated through more scheduled town hall public meetings, where citizens are free to vent all concerns.
The second tasks assigned was that of benchmarking with other states on their methods and processes in handling the outbreak and utilizing those best practices in Tennessee. For this assignment Tennessee focused their communications and research on the state of Texas. Texas was at the front lines of the outbreak and had implemented a successful program to distribute anti-viral medications through a partnership with private pharmacies. This strategy was immediately adopted and adapted to Tennessee's individual situation.
The final requirement…
Spring LLC Executive Summary
Choice Spring, LLC.
The current project is one where the launch of an independent and community-based financial organization will be launched within the community of Towson, Maryland. The company will offer such services as health and life insurance, commercial policies for business needs, rental and home insurance, planning and preparing for 401(k), retirement, an IAs, as well as mutual funs and stock investing services. This will be augmented with more locally tailored deliverables, which are centered around providing stellar service in a more intimate environment in comparison to the larger retail chains of financial institution that are present in Towson. The project scope will include the steps to opening the retail location and acquiring all necessary licensing and permits to operate within Towson. A number of potential risks threaten the stakeholders, both the staff and community, in these trying financial times. Yet, with the more intimate…
Harker, Patrick T. & Zenios, Stravos. (1998). What drives the performance of financial institutions? Financial Institutions Center. Wharton School. University of Pennsylvania. Web. http://fic.wharton.upenn.edu/fic/papers/98/9821.pdf
Khor, Martin. (2007). Dangers of opening in the financial sector. Global Trends. TWN. Web. http://twnside.org.sg/title2/gtrends/gtrends173.htm
Office of Workforce Information & Performance. (2010). Maryland Job Market Update. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Web. http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/results/AnnualReports/2010_economic_reports/md_economic_report_py2010.pdf
Pichler, Jeffry. (2010). 10 trends for financial services marketing in 2011. Fifth Gear. Web. http://blog.sigmamarketing.com/2010/12/10-trends-for-financial-services-marketing-in-2011/
Comp-XM Executive Summary
The overall summary of the balanced scorecard for the Comp-XM indicates approximately two thirds of the possible decision points. The financial evaluation indicates higher rates of the stock prices (6.4/7), slight above average profit levels (4.7/7), and two thirds of the leverage condition (4.0/6). The underlining factors under the stock price were the fundamental factors (earning base and valuation multiple), technical factors, and Market sentiment. The market sentiment (psychological factors) approaches the maximum level in relation to the products of the company. This indicates that the level of individual and collective sentiments or psychology of the market compares appropriately across the industry thus allowing the company to enjoy higher stock prices. The overall stock prices within the industry also prove to add to the higher levels of the company's prices. The profit levels of the company seems to be lower because of the overall costs…
Managerial Practices Executive Summary esearch previous work learned concepts. Executive summary analyze organizational behavior concepts common managerial practices involved day -- day operations criminal justice settings.
Management refers to the process of bringing people together in order to achieve desired goals and objectives within an organization via available resources effectively. The process involves functions of management such as planning, staffing, controlling and leading. Organizational behavior examines the impact that groups or individuals and structures have on behavior of the staff within an organization Griffin, 2012()
Management practices vary across many organizations but the common concept is that efficient management practices are associated with better performance in terms of profit returns and productivity. The criminal justice setting is a system whereby government institutions practices are directed towards upholding justice, mitigating crime and punishing those who violate laws through rehabilitation or penalties. Fundamental concepts of organizational behavior are directed towards…
Allen, J.M., & Sawhney, R. (2010). Administration and management in criminal justice:A service quality approach. Los Angeles: Sage.
Griffin, R.W., & Moorehead, G. (2012). Organizational behavior: Managing people and organizations. Mason, Ohio: South-Western/Cengage Learning.
Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D.B., & Klofas, J. (2012). Criminal justice organizations: Administration and management. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning - Wadsworth.
Because the relaxation of market barriers to entry into the Chinese market have only recently come down, the potential for return for a first-mover like Harley Davidson is enormous, particularly as it already has strong brand name recognition. Yet there is also great risk if local governments continue to place restrictions on motorcycle use and construction, such as engine size (Nakashima, 2006, p.1).
Furthermore, "a population with a restricted but expanding disposable income will be a challenge" ("Harley-Davidson roars into China" BBC News, 2006). The Chinese business culture remains "fast-changing, enigmatic and anything but transparent, China is a nation where local corruption and shifting rules abound" (Schmid 2004). At present unlicensed, unauthorized Harley Davidson dealers are now operating in China, catering to local enthusiasts, but if the company does not act now it could lose the brand integrity and recognition it has worked so long to build around the world,…
Harley-Davidson roars into China." BBC News. 24 Mar 2006. 24 May 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4842736.stm
Harley Davidson USA. Official Website. 2007. 24 May 2007. http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/home.jsp?locale=en_US
Harley Davidson China. Official Website. 2007. 24 May 2007. http://www.harley-davidson.cn/
Nakashima, Ryan. "Harley-Davidson Plans China Dealership." AP Wire. CBS News. 19
DETAILS (Executive Summary follows below)
NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children worldwide. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
Audit firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
Stock exchange and symbol: The Nike ticket symbol is NKE and the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Cash / Cash Equivalents: YE 2011 $1,955 M; YE 2010 $3,079 M; YE 2009 $2, 291 M
Total Current Assets: 2011 $14,998 M; 2010 $14,419 M; 2009 $13,250 M
Two largest current assets: YE 2011 Inventories at $2,715M and Accounts Receivable at $3,138M; YE 2010 Cash and Cash Equivalents at $3,079 M. And Accounts Receivables at $2,650.
Total Current Assets: 2011 $14,998 M; 2010 $14,419 M; 2009 $13,250 M
Accounts Payable: 2011 $1,469 M; 2010 $1,255…
Invesco Ltd: Executive Summary
Invesco Ltd. is one of the largest independent investment managers globally. The company states that it "strives to deliver outstanding products and services through a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for our retail, institutional and private wealth management clients around the world." (Invesco, Ltd., 2013, p.1) In addition, the company states that it employs approximately 740 investment professionals globally and has a presence in 20 countries although it serves clients in excess of 150 countries. The benefits Invesco's services are inclusive of: (1) Invesco's commitment to investment excellence; (2) Invesco's depth of investment capabilities; and (3) the company's "organizational strength." (, p.1)
Results Reported for Three Months Ending June 30, 2013
Invesco Ltd. reported that its emphasis on the delivery of "strong, long-term investment performance to our clients contributed to a 26.9% increase in operating income in the second quarter compared to the same period…
Corporate Governance Guidelines (2013) Invesco, Ltd. retrieved from: http://www.invesco.com/portal/site/global/CorporateGovernanceGuidelines
Invesco Reports Results for Three Months Ended June 30, 2013. Invesco, Ltd. Retrieved from: http://www.invesco.com/site/global/pdf/invest/media/press_releases/Press_Release_Q2_2013.pdf
Invesco -- SWOT Analysis. (2013) TMC Machine. Retrieved from: http://www.m2mevolution.com/news/2009/09/02/4351097.htm
Cyber Threats: Executive Summary
It is important to note, from the onset, that even before the personal computer became as popular and as widely used as it is today, vandals still compromised computerized phone systems either for fun or for economic benefit. During the very early decades of IT, computer attacks were mostly committed by insiders, i.e. disgruntled employees of an entity (de Leeuw and Bergstra, 2007). The said attacks in this case were largely limited to physical damage to computing devices. At the time, "the systems were not networked with other systems…" (de Leeuw and Bergstra, 2007, p. 706). This was, however, until vandals discovered new ways of making use of computer systems to turn a profit or register protests. During these early days of technology, criminals would commonly modify data after subverting security systems via mostly authorized access. With the spread of telecommunications technology during the 1960s, computer…
De Leeuw, K. & Bergstra, J. (Eds.). (2007). The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook. New York: Elsevier.
Casey, E. (2011). Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet (3rd ed.). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
Center for Strategic and International Studies -- CSIS. (2014). Cyber Threats of the Future. Retrieved from https://csis.org/programs/transnational-threats-project/transnational-threats-project-past-task-forces/cyber-threats -
Federal Bureau of Investigation -- FBI. (2013). Director Mueller on the Future of Cyber Security. Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/director-mueller-on-the-future-of-cyber-security
A concise executive summary. This should define a) the context in which the decision must be made, b) the most important problems facing the company, c) your quantitative and qualitative goals, and d) an outline of the recommendations.
Renzo Rosso of Diesel needed to make tough decisions about the branding strategy of his new line and he needed to make these decisions in a hurry. StyleLab was the new upscale product line of Diesel SpA, the Italian casual wear company famous for its cult Diesel jeans and controversial advertising. StyleLab would be considered creative, and would target the luxury segment market that was interested in casual wear. Renzo Rosso, Diesel's president and founder had the Renzo Rosso, Diesel's president and founder, but he was still unsure what the appropriate branding strategy for the new line should be.
Renzo Rosso had 3 alternatives:
1.sub-branding (e.g., DieselStyleLab)
endorsement (e.g., StyleLab by…
The short-term factors of being able to react more responsively with seasonal fashions that become "break out" fashions are critical, and to accomplish this, greater supply chain coordination both with designers and their production centers are critical;. This tighter integration to designers in the short-term will allow for greater variation in forecasts of new, seasonal lines. In addition, the need for better capturing of Point-of-Sale (POS) data is critical to better understand quickly the needs of customers and respond to them (Moin, 2). This added insight of using POS data in conjunction with the CM system that Lord & Taylor has purchased from Harte-Hanks will also lead to more accurate forecasting.
In forecasting for the long-term, Lord & Taylor needs to track purchasing history of its top customers and better understand what is driving customer loyalty within the customer base attracted by the new branding. In addition, there is the…
Moin, David. "L&T's New Strategy: Fall Season Seen Key to Store's Revamp."
Women's Wear Daily.6/15/2007, Vol. 193 Issue 128, p1-11, 2p, 3c. Accessed from EBSCO Host on August 8, 2007.
Schlesinger, Toni. "Dear Lord & Taylor, Retail's Resting Place." The New York Observer. September 1, 2006. Accessed from the Internet on August 8, 2007 at http://www.observer.com/node/52666
Management class 494, I Executive Summary case title Nascar: A Branding Success. Marketting Strategy book O.C. Ferrel, I international student, I write summary formal words make an international student essay IA, I sounds weird write Executive summary a I write.
NASCA executive summary
NASCA, short for The National Association for Stock Car Auto acing, is a relatively small size firm, but which also has an increased importance within the national and international auto racing events. The success of the organization is based on several key features, including the dedication of the staff members to high quality operations and services, the wide reach of the company outside the geographic borders, but also, the strength of its marketing approach.
The marketing team of NASCA is highly skilled and qualified, and, along the years, has produced some of the more successful measures to attracting the attention of the audience, as well as its…
Ferrell, O.C., Hartline, M., 2010, Marketing strategy, 5th edition, Cengage Learing
Macy's Discussion Questions And Executive Summary
A detailed description of the environment Macy's clothing store will face.
It appears that the department stores of the previous century are dwindling in size and popularity. The environment that was once the department store's territory has been consistently infiltrated by competition from every side. There are the up and coming specialty stores, the Internet, luxury chains, wholesalers and the shopping mall. Back in the early 1980s the number of department stores that spanned the country as national chains were 33. In the 21st century that number has declined to less than 15. The environment that Macy faces today is truly a challenge as the need for personal service has to some degree been replaced by convenience. For example with online stores, why go out to shop amidst a sea of traffic and shoppers to wait for services, when it is easier and much…
According to Spring (2002), in 2002, YUM! Brands acquired a& and Long John Silver's; at that time, the company reported that, "The acquisition allows us to accelerate our multi-branding strategy and...to be expanded international leaders...in chicken, pizza, Mexican and seafood" (quoted in Spring at 203).
As noted above, the company's motto is, "Our passion is to put YUM on our customer's faces all over the world," and this marketing approach appears to be paying big dividends. Indeed, Spring notes that YUM! Brands is currently a leader in the construction and operation of themed environments: "For instance, in 1922, the a& logo was created by Roy Allen and Frank right to represent their two last names. Opening in Lodi, California, the men constructed an outdoor stand that looked like a root beer barrel. In 1923, a& developed the first car-hop service initiating the spread of drive-in restaurants. Later restaurants relied on…
About YUM! Brands. (2007). YUM! Brands, Inc. [Online]. Available: http://www.yum.com/about/default.asp .
Corporate Profile. (2007). Yahoo! Finance. [Online]. Available: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=YUM .
De Marco, Donna. (2005, March 23). "Under One Roof; Yum Brands Cooks Up Success with Fast-Food Combos." The Washington Times, 10.
Elango, B. (2007). "Are Franchisors with International Operations Different from Those Who Are Domestic Market Oriented?" Journal of Small Business Management 45(2): 179.
It is not that managers do not see the benefit in conflict that they eschew it; it is that conflict is high-risk and can have significant negative externalities, some of which linger with the organization for a long time. Managers are less enthusiastic about conflict because they are taking into account a longer time frame and the totality of externalities, which makes their views a reflection of better information and therefore more accurate than the views of academic researchers.
Recommendations. Carefully manage conflict -- do not use it wantonly. Conflict does not always create positive outcomes sufficient to outweigh the negative ones that are certain to accrue. Take steps to ensure that the conflict is task-focused and not personal. This will limit the amount of damage that accrues from conflict. Create conflict only when necessary -- large scale conflict for small scale problems is dangerous. Conflict is a powerful tool…
Vazquez, E. (2008). Managing conflict across generations in the workplace. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 30, 2010 from http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/50103/462996891.pdf?sequence=1
Rahim, M. (2001,a). Managing conflict in organizations. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
Cohen, C., Birkin, S., Cohen, M., Garfield, M. & Webb, H. (2006). Managing conflict during an organizational acquisition. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Vol. 23 (3) 317-331.
Rahim, M. (2001, b) Towards a theory of managing organizational conflict. The International Journal of Conflict Management. Vol. 13 (3) 206-235.
Case Study Discussion & Executive Summary Objectives Identify ethical problems faced managers. Apply steps ethical moral decision-making address management issues. Use ethical perspectives make management decisions.
Ford Pinto case study discussion & executive summary
Managers must continually balance their own, personal sense of ethics with the need to render a company profitable. In the case of Ford, the pressure to create an affordable car resulted in the company making unethical decisions that hurt customers and also hurt Ford's reputation and bottom line. While setting certain benchmarks of quality and cost are vitally important, Ford's stubborn refusal to install a basic safety control device in the Pinto is an example of how a failure of diverse sources of information and unwillingness to deviate from the chosen path of an organization can result in folly.
Ethical and moral decision-making must be integrated into the managerial decision-making process. Just as Ford set…
One Ford vision and mission. (2012). Ford. Retrieved:
Sustainability report 2010/2011. (2012). Ford. Retrieved:
ach of these companies has totally different organizational cultures and climates. Some stress teamwork and collaboration. Others allow tremendous independence and flexibility. Some are democratically organized whereas others have a rigid organizational hierarchy. The organization should make their recruitment practices reflect these core organizational ideals, beliefs and practices. No matter what the organizational culture and its underlying values, hiring practices should proudly mirror them. The only way to attract and retain the most valuable employees is to be forthright about what it means to work for the company.
Based on rickson & Gratton's (2007) research, our organization should conscientiously outline our signature experience. To do so, we must first analyze our organizational culture and the values and goals that underlie it. We must identify the specific needs we need our employees to fill, and understand exactly what types of employees will fit the bill. Above all, we need to…
Erickson & Gratton (2007) analyze the recruitment practices of several successful firms including Whole Foods, the Container Store, and Goldman Sach's. Each of these companies has totally different organizational cultures and climates. Some stress teamwork and collaboration. Others allow tremendous independence and flexibility. Some are democratically organized whereas others have a rigid organizational hierarchy. The organization should make their recruitment practices reflect these core organizational ideals, beliefs and practices. No matter what the organizational culture and its underlying values, hiring practices should proudly mirror them. The only way to attract and retain the most valuable employees is to be forthright about what it means to work for the company.
Based on Erickson & Gratton's (2007) research, our organization should conscientiously outline our signature experience. To do so, we must first analyze our organizational culture and the values and goals that underlie it. We must identify the specific needs we need our employees to fill, and understand exactly what types of employees will fit the bill. Above all, we need to remain true to our values as an organization and honest about how we operate.
(Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers) Thus there is a lot of increase in demands from channel members and the possibility if that there is a demand from them to provide them with lower priced products. Even existing marketing companies like Scott Paper Company are facing this problem. There are wholesaler sponsored voluntary chains, and retailer cooperatives which are likely to put pressure on a new manufacturer. (the Environment of Marketing Channels)
With all this consideration, it is better to look at a new market and the reasons for this are that the U.S. population is increasing at the low age end and the high age end, and there are a large number of individuals of different origins. In 2000, the total population was 275 million and this shows a growth of 10.5% from 249 million in 1990. Of this lot 58.4 million Americans were below the age of 15…
Chapter 5: Conclusions and Recommendations" Retrieved from www.competition-commission.org.uk/%20rep_pub/reports/1960_1969/fulltext/032c05.pdf%20%20%20. Accessed on 18 July, 2005
Economics for Managerial Decision Making" Retrieved at http://www.uopxoverseasmil.com/syllabi/ECO533%20Sample%20Syllabus-%20May%2004.pdf . Accessed on 18 July, 2005
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Technical Association. Retrieved from www.enzymetechnicalassoc.org/benefits_paper.pdf. Accessed on 18 July, 2005
Agility, responsiveness, and staying customer-centric while relying on the processes necessary for Long Beach Mortgage to grow profitability is the balance that needs to be maintained within this implementation. The BFOT suite of applications need to be positioned and launched to the employees, suppliers, and third party resellers of Long Beach Mortgage services as a series of tools to make them more agile, responsive, and effective in serving clients.
For Long Beach Mortgage, the future is now. The revolution that is sweeping the financial services industry to higher levels of customer responsiveness and involvement while dropping the costs per transaction needs to be capitalized on by the company by taking the following steps. First, the existing prospect- and customer-facing processes must be redesigned to get inefficiencies and costly time wasting steps out of the way. Second, the integration needs of these processes must next be considered and planned for,…
Historically one retailer in the area has offered 100 gallon drums of 100 to consumers for purchase, but has recently restricted sales to 500 gallons per purchase, no doubt to serve industry. While another retail location has spotty supplies that must be called upon, on a weekly basis to determine if 100 is even available, though conveniently they do sell it by the gallon. (iodiesel in Tampa Website)
One of the most essential aspects of beginning to build a biofuel infrastructure on a local level in a domestic city is to create such an infrastructure that would curtail the dominance of foreign biofuel in the region. As was seen in the first section of the work EarthFirst Technologies serves as a significant local and regional competitor as this company has seen and answered the need to import biodiesel to answer a growing need in the U.S. For such sources.…
Biodiesel in Tampa Website Retrieved May 23, 2008 at http://www.forums.biodieselnow.com/forums/p/9832/63809.aspx
Adams D. Huettel, S.(November 19, 2005) Huge biodiesel shipment arrives: A Tampa company has lofty plans to continue importing the alternative fuel from Ecuador to sell for use in diesel engines. Tampa Bay Partnership Retrieved May 18, 2008 at http://www.tampabay.org/press.asp?rls_id=1089& ;
EarthFirst Technologies Website Retrieved May 18, 2008 at http://www.earthfirsttech.com/CompanyBackGround.asp
Florida Biofuel Coop Website Retrieved May 18, 2008 at http://www.biodiesel.coop/
Cincinnati, Oh and Lawrenceburg, in Executive Summary
As student economic advisor, I will present a comprehensive comparative analysis of two cities in regard to the current trends in economic growth or decline; identify the economic features, both historic and cultural factors that play a role in the economic structure; identify current conditions and trends such as age, race etc., that contribute to GSP; provided a comparative analysis of states focus; and, identify products or capital contributing to the GSP through exports or imports.
The cities that will be compared will be two Ohio River neighbors: Cincinnati, Ohio and Lawrenceburg Indiana. I will attempt to identify products that consistently contribute revenues to the local economies. The report will attempt to provide specific data in regard to per capita tax revenues and will appropriate charts are presented.
Downtown Cincinnati has been getting a facelift. "ith the new Paul Brown Stadium and…
Alltucker, Ken. "Census Shows SE Indiana Perked Up By Prosperity" Cincinnati Enquirer [Cincinnati] 15 May 2002.
Drake might seek hefty hike in tax revenue. Ed. Dan Monk. Business Courier. 7 Dec. 03 http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2003/10/20/tidbits1.html?jst=s_rs_hl .
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce earns President's Award for Exporting. Ed. Unknown. June 4, 2002. Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. 3 Dec. 2003 http://www.gccc.com/quick_links/news/6_04_02export_award.asp.
Housing Profiles - Cincinnati, OH. Ed. Unknown. HUD. 3 Dec. 2003 http://www.huduser.org/periodicals/USHMC/summer03/oh.html
healthcare industry is undergoing fundamental change. naction of the affordable care act rapidly increases the insured population in America. Not only have the number of insured individuals increased, but the varied of these individuals has also grown. Now more minorities and younger individuals are now insured. Due in part to these changing demographics, industry aspects has been altered. Customers are now expecting highly quality of care. They are also demand a much larger variety of treatment options. The industry must therefore adapt their practices to better coalesce around these changing ideals. Once manner in which to do so is medical reconciliation. As noted earlier, customers now expect a much higher degree of care for their ailments. On manner in which to do so is through the prevention of adverse drug events.
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a top priority for many healthcare firms. Preventing harm has many societal, economic and…
In conclusion, medical reconciliation has many components to it. Therefore, a robust and well-reasoned strategy is needed. These strategies will incorporate many aspects such benchmarks, timeframes for implementation, and expectations for success. In addition, key decision makes must determine if the project is viable at all.
1. The Joint Commission. Improving America's hospital: a report on quality and safety. http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/2006_Annual_Report.pdf . Accessed March 15, 2013.
2. Greenwald JL, Halasyamani L, Greene J, et al. Making inpatient medication reconciliation patient centered, clinically relevant and implementable: a consensus statement on key principles and necessary first steps. J Hosp Med. 2010;5:477-485.
It has been shown that the acquisition of talent not an area specific to each individual position at top companies. The highest-performing companies build pools of talent from which they can draw as needed (Michaels et al., 2001). Thus, there will inevitably be talented people who are at times underutilized. Their higher-order needs are not being met and thus they must be generously compensated. Otherwise, when the time comes to move someone from the organization to a fulfilling, higher-order executive position, the talent will not be there.
CEO pay proponents also point out that the bulk of the "excessive" executive compensation comes in the form of stock or options. These instruments were brought into executive compensation packages specifically to align the interests of management with those of the shareholders. It was the shareholders and the boards of directors who initiated this, as a means to protect shareholder wealth. There have…
Taub, Stephen. (2006). CEO Pay is Too High, Directors Say. CNN. Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/8027003/c_8027107
FASB Statement 123 (1995). Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://www.fasb.org/st/summary/stsum123.shtml
FASB Statement 123R (2004). Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://www.fasb.org/st/summary/stsum123r.shtml
Case: Compensation and Governance at WorldCom. (2002) NYU Stern. Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~lcabral/teaching/worldcom.pdf
5). Although Web portals also provide executives with the ability to aggregate large amounts of data from various sources, there is still the issue of sorting out all of this information in meaningful ways. Indeed, many executives are faced with so much information that it is comparable to trying to sip from a fire hose. In contrast to Web portals, digital dashboards "is a personalized portal that provides consolidated information for an individual user" (Abel, p. 6). Finally, digital dashboards also provide executives with the ability to view the information offline, thereby adding portability to the EIS approach (Abel).
Examples of Executive Information Systems and Digital Dashboards. One of the more popular EISs in use today is SAS, described by one of its vendors as "the market leader in providing a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create true enterprise intelligence. SAS is the only vendor that…
Abel, T. (2008). Microsoft Office 2000: Create dynamic digital dashboards using Office, OLAP, and DHTML. Microsoft Corporation. [Online]. Available: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301554.aspx.
Desouza, K.C. (2002). Managing knowledge with artificial intelligence: An introduction with guidelines for nonspecialists. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
Glenn, R.W., Panitch, B.R., Barnes-Proby, D., Williams, E., Christian, J., Lewis, M.W., Gerwehr, S. & Brannan, D.W. (2003). Training the 21st century police officer: Redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
Lilly Software. (2008). Infor Global Solutions, Inc. [Online]. Available: http://www.lillysoftware.com/software_solution/business_performance/executive_information_ system.asp.
I think as a company we made some good moves -- we were well positioned when we invested in capacity but we simply underestimated our competition. As a result, we fell to 4th in the market and had to reinvent ourselves.
What the competition did and our response
Our response: We retrenched to our original strategy. We had intended at the outset to follow a differentiated strategy -- do dominate the high-end niches. We launched the Phoenix to symbolize our revival and set out to capture the Innovator and Mercedes markets. It worked. We knew we had a good, efficient sales team, one that was probably more efficient than those of our competitors. We took advantage of that, and put out the best computer on the market.
The strategy was a success. While the top two competitors were chasing after the mass market and doing a good job at that,…
Corporate executive pay needs to be reconsidered. Proponents of corporate greed will claim all sorts of outlandish reasons why their mansion on the iviera is benefitting the worker making $7 per hour in the fields. Companies will even use spurious research methods to justify corporate executive pay. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Corporate Policy (2007) notes that "amounts for restricted stock, pension benefits, deferred compensation, and severance pay" are rarely factored into the evaluations of corporate executive pay to make it look like chief executives are not making as much as they actually are. Hiding money, misreporting money, and misreporting data are just a few of the ways corporate America is ruining America. It is high time the people of the United States took back their nation from the greedy corporate executives. A score of executives are laughing all the way to the bank while millions…
AFL-CIO (2011). 2011 Executive Paywatch. Retrieved online: http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/
Anderson, S., Pizzigati, S. Collins, C. & Cavanagh, J. (2007). Selfish interest. Center for Corporate Policy.
DeCarlo, S. & Zajac, B. (2009). CEO Compensation. Forbes. Retrieved online: http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/22/executive-pay-ceo-leadership-compensation-best-boss-09-ceo_land.html
Domhoff, G.W. (2005). Welath, income, and power. Who Rules America. Retrieved online: http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html
Executive Leadership Team, Advanced esearch
Hackershield Security Testing Software
Today, security has become an integral part of information technology networks and Advanced esearch is in need of an improved approach to its security precautions. The purpose of this executive proposal is to provide the company's executive leadership team with a description concerning the benefit of testing and identifying vulnerabilities before they are exploited by hackers through the use of Hackershield Security Testing Software, including a description of the application, its purpose and associated benefits in support of its purchase and implementation. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning the benefits of Hackershield Security Testing Software together with recommendations for its purchase by Advanced esearch are provided in the executive proposal's conclusion.
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Description of Hackershield Security Testing Software
This application uses a proactive approach to information technology (IT) security by actively scanning, testing and identifying…
Ethical hacking and countermeasures: Attack phase. (2009). EC-Council: Cengage Learning.
Gao, K. (2013, March). What if your business is hacked. Information Today, 30(3), 13.
Gope, D. C. & Kashem, M. A. (2013, March). Software quality assurance development using Bayesian graphical model and safe growth model. American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal, 5(2), 35-39.
Group debates what's in a name. (2009, January). Security Management, 44(1), 36.
Product and Service Design Processes
Product Executive Summary: Tire Design
The approach to designing tires is driven by a highly regulated product market. The standards for safety, ergonomic design and functionality are governed by a number of basic qualifying conditions that must first be met. Therefore, the appropriate design approach begins with ensuring that these conditions are met both in terms of design and the machinery and equipment that will be used to drive production.
Beyond this, design approach is governed by the required output of a given production facility. This, in turn, is determined by client demand and imposed shipping schedules and deadlines. By establishing partnerships with automakers and other larger production operations, the tire design process is governed by clear outlay of production expectations. Designing the production approach must center on achieving these expectations. For this to occur across multiple settings and with a wide range of partnerships…
As has been mentioned in the introduction, the four tactics that comprise this strategy include providing a dedicated and exclusive customer service manager to the largest accounts due to their complex, often urgent, and difficult-to-solve problems and requests; the use of value-added promotions and coupons including added services that by themselves would be only marginally successful yet when bundled with other tactics appears to be working; the utilization of segmentation strategies for isolating the unmet needs of customers and designing loyalty programs for them and developing product line extensions to fulfill those needs; and the development of event-based marketing programs to involve and include customers in the major decisions surrounding the company. Our CEO is a big believer in advisory councils and uses these both for market research and customer retention.
The company excels at execution yet relies on anecdotal and a very imprecise methodology for actually quantifying the impact…
Difficult Internal Client
Organizational efficiency depends substantially on the ability of all departments, business units, and individual personnel to collaborate effectively toward a common goal. When personality conflicts and the idiosyncrasies of particular team members threaten to interfere with optimal operational efficiency, the entire organization potentially suffers. Therefore, it is necessary for management to establish mechanisms, protocols, and procedures for negotiating around potential barriers posed threats to efficient collaboration and to optimal internal communications.
Statement of Goals and Objectives
The fundamental purpose of this presentation is to outline a method for addressing the potential difficulties posed by difficult internal clients. Ideally, that entails identifying the potential problem in advance before it materializes and manifests itself in operational inefficiency, developing an approach for minimizing any difficulties, and executing that approach successfully. The ultimate goal is to mitigate the potential cost in time, achievement in operational goals, and in human…
Ahli United Bank story started, we have been increasing together. We registered our own course, shaped our own story, and boarded upon a journey of achievement for the previous 15 years and plus. We cultivated home-grown capacity, concerned world class knowledge and protracted our reach across sectors and borders. We constructed monetary strength, reinforced by a well-defined plan and a great agreement of discipline, heavy labor and promise. But then again most prominently, we joined and linked with uncountable meticulous and inspirational men, women and industries, helping them prosper and grow and receiving their trust every phase of the way. In addition, in the progression, we turn out to be the strong, trusted and locally growing financial organization that we are these days.
This report is important particularly since the requirement from the Central Bank of Kuwait has mandated that it be done and noncompliance will result in high penalties.…
Quality Improvement Initiative Project
The purpose the project is to improve patient satisfaction, reduce errors, and improve healthcare by focusing on communication. A brief literature review was performed to find evidence-based best practices that have shown promise for promoting effective communication. The project that is proposed will be a bedside handoff from nurses in the hospital during shift changes. Such an organizational strategy has proven effective in different situations and has actually saved many lives (Federwisch, 2007). There are many advantages to this system that have been documented over the course of many studies.
The primary advantages is that it improves the ability to communicate and allows the hospital staff a better perspective from which they can gain a comprehensive overview of the patients status and prevents a staff member from making critical errors or missing patients' needs. Furthermore, there are already programs developed that have been developed on best…
Federwisch, A. (2007, October 8). Bedside Shift Report Ensures Quality Handoff. Retrieved from Nurse: http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710080354
Friesen, M., White, S., & Byers, J. (2008). Handoffs: Implications for Nurses. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. (N.d.). Project Detail. Retrieved from Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare: http://www.centerfortransforminghealthcare.org/projects/detail.aspx?Project=1
Curriculum: Catch a Little Fox
CUICULUM: CAT IN THE HAT
Good afternoon Judge Jacobs, how is everybody doing? Today, we have a case that needs to be defended. ecently, my client, Donna Mills, used a book called "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss. Today, I stand to support the book. The reason for this defense is simple. The children's book is being accused of having not developing phonemic awareness. As we know, Phonemic awareness is important since it is critical to reading and spelling accomplishment. Children who cannot decide and operate the sounds inside spoken words have trouble distinguishing and learning the vital print=sound association that is critical to quick reading and spelling achievement. Phonological awareness is essential for learning to read any alphabetic writing system. And plenty of research shows that trouble with phoneme awareness and other phonological proficiencies are a predictor of poor reading and spelling growth.…
David J. Chard, Jean Osborn. Phonics and Word Recognition Instruction in Early Reading Programs: Guidelines for Accessibility. 2 November 2015. http://www.readingrockets.org/article/phonics-and-word-recognition-instruction-early-reading-programs-guidelines-accessibility . 2 November 2016.
etail Sales Management
Executive Summery: PC World is a huge UK retailer that is ever expanding into the technology marketplace. From PC's to washing machines, they offer a one-stop shop for everything technology related. With an appealing advertising system that attracts the middle class Englishman, it is no wonder that their business continues to grow.
PC World is a retailer within the Dixons etail businesses. The stores are located in the United Kingdom and it is the largest chain of computer retail stores in the UK and Ireland with a total of 163 stores. This report will review the overall retail sales management of PC World and how the store's overall strategy allowed for its wide expansion.
Background on Sector: PC World is a retail computer store that specializes in selling computers and computer-related technology. They also carry printers, ink, accessories, games, as well as entertainment technology including televisions, DVD…
Fiveash, Kelly (2007). "PC superstore unhinged by Linux."
PC World Ireland
PC World UK
Thomas, Dan (2006). "Dixons owner signs 120m outsourcing deal with Capita."
Inflated Executive Salaries
In the following paper the researcher will analyze the reasons why companies feel CEOs are justified to have inflated salaries. The researcher will first outline the issue of executive inflated salaries, then sum up the arguments of the opposition. In the end the researcher will present his/her own arguments and finally conclude with what he/she gathered through the research.
With the emergent of technological-based environment, companies have mushroomed in the stock market to include internet-based firms to register as corporations, equal to those brick and mortar blue chip companies. The nature of the consumer behavior along with the market behavior, force companies to reconsider their strategies. For this purpose they hire executives to assign the task of changing the direction of these companies around less remain behind in profit making. In pursuing these tactics, they inevitably increased the value of CEOs in the industries. Today CEOs are…
1. Miller, D.J., [10-01-1995]. CEO salary increases may be rational after all: referents and contracts in CEO pay.. Vol. 38, Academy of Management Journal, pp 1361(25).
This is a study on the issue of CEO's salaries and why it is rational to pay them based on their performance. The article also outlines why it is important for the corporations to realize that CEOs should be paid in accordance to their contractual agreement.
2. Brinsley, J. [July 2, 2001]. Boards Tighten Reins on Executive Pay.(Los Angeles corporate executives ranked by pay) Los Angeles Business Journal.
This is a magazine article that outlines the various organizations and their Salaries, pointing out that they are not in accordance with their performance or profit level.
"the number of transistors incorporated in a chip will approximately double every
months" according to the postulation known as Moore's law (Intel.com. Moore's Law and Intel Innovation. N.D.). Developed by the co-founder of Intel Gordon Moore, the theory he posited has propelled Intel to keep "pace for over 40 years, providing more functions on a chip at significantly lower cost per function, and has described the basic business model for the semiconductor industry" (Intel.com. Moore's Law. N.D.). Intel since its launch in 1968 has been at the top of the technology industry with specialization which encompasses both semiconductors and microprocessors. "A recent survey by brand consulting firm Interbrand, ranked the company as the seventh-best global brand -- outranking clients like Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. And Dell Inc." (Shannon, K. October 10, 2010). he story behind Intel's forty year ascendance is one of innovation and a commitment to growth,…
The microprocessor did not begin with its use in PC's however; this application was quickly ascertained as the PC market exploded in the 1980's with offerings from Apple and IBM. Intel's first foray into this microprocessor market was the 8086 which competed directly with the other big player in the industry Motorola and their 68000. Throughout the 1980's Intel battled Motorola in the market for supplying microprocessor chips to PC makers. With strategic operational plans such as "project CRUSH and "project CHECKMATE," Intel which significantly trailed Motorola in market share authored an impressive turnaround. "Some market segments were three or four to one in favor of Motorola. By the time we finished, it had turned the other way" (Collis, D. & Pisano, G. May 22, 2008).
As the PC market boomed into the 1990's Intel began to realize the vast potential of breadth and scope of this market as well as its significant potential for revenue. Intel's offerings after the 8086 included the 80286 and the 80386, which "brought a major transformation of Intel's organization" (Collis, D. & Pisano, G. May 22, 2008). Initially Intel had sourced manufacturing of the 8086 and 80826 to other firms due to its still heavy spending concentrations in DRAM technology however, with the 386 Intel took responsibility "to commit to supplying the entire needs of the industry" (Collis, D. & Pisano, G. May 22, 2008). This shift meant a massive deployment of resources to production, a move which Andy Grove indicated, "motivated us to get our manufacturing performance up to snuff" (Collis, D. & Pisano, G. May 22, 2008).
As Intel moved toward production control they also faced a new challenge as IBM began developing their own components for use in their PC's no longer needing Intel's product. "Fortunately for Intel a young firm named Compaq rushed to fill the gap" (Collis, D. & Pisano, G. May 22, 2008). Compaq's surge into the marketplace allowed Intel to continue developing microprocessors which were state of the art and industry leading, as well as developing a long-range strategy which
Fortress Finance was incorporated in March 2012 and since then, it has been involved in the business of offering short-term loans to salaried middle-class clients in the state of New York where it maintains active presence.
The company targets the New York's salaried middle-class. The Council of the City of New York, in its 2013 Report on the State of the City's Middle Class, defines the middle class as "households with incomes between 100% and 300% of median income." As of 2013, the state's middle-class working age adults totaled almost 2 million.
According to the Council of the City of New York, the middle-class was worst hit by the 2008-2009 recession. It should also be noted that in the council's own admission, New York is "one of the most expensive places to live in the country." To make matter worse, housing costs have been…
Even public transportation is growing more expensive, given that cash-strapped states are raising fares.
Victory offers customizable bikes with great value and power, according to its promotional literature. I
Victory began as an "offshoot" of Polaris Industries, which is mainly known for marketing snowmobiles and ATVs. Amongst the target audience, particularly in the South and areas where snowmobiling is uncommon, it may have little brand recognition.
The economic downturn and demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles could be capitalized upon as a great opportunity for the company -- more individuals are likely to be seeking out motorcycles as a mode of transportation.
In a recent head-to-head of Harleys and Victories, one trade magazine said that Victory produced the superior model, but Harley had the better-known name: "It comes down to cooler character of the Harley vs. The better handling, more powerful Cross Country. I know…
Cherney, Andrew. 2010 H-D Road Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country: New breed of baggers busts out. Motorcycle Cruiser. 2010. October 7, 2010 at http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/1004_crup_2010_hd_road_glide_vs_2010_victory_cross_country/motorcycle_design.html
Scooters and Motorcycles Popularity and Wrecks Increase. Technology for the Future. July 21, 2010. October 7, 2010 at http://techus.org/2010/07/scooters-and-motorcycles-popularity-and-wrecks-increase/
Victory Motorcycles. Official website. October 7, 2010.
Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility
Bad debt is not a major problem for the Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, and though operating expenses are increasing at a fairly modest rate (with the notable exception of benefits to employees, which are increasing more rapidly) they are not running rampantly out of control. Despite this, the medical facility is operating at a loss that appears to be growing more significant for reasons that organization has very little control over. Federal and state funding has been used in part to cover the operating expenses of the facility, which does not meet its full expenses through patient revenue, however these sources of government funding have dried up and can no longer be considered in the organization's operating budget. As it is unlikely that this governmental spending will resume at any point in the near future, the facility will need to find other ways to…
As it pertains to the physical differences women have to miss some time at work after having a child to allow their bodies to heal. Missing this time from work can be detrimental to pursuing certain management positions. However men who become fathers do not have this same type of barrier. In addition, although many fathers are more involved with the daily care of their children, mothers are still the primary caregivers (Sumer, 2006). With this being understood, women often have a harder time balancing work and family life (Sumer, 2006).
In some cases it may be difficult for women to find childcare and as a result they may not have the luxury of being able to work the long hours that male counterparts can work. Some corporations have attempted to assist working mothers as it relates to childcare by offering childcare facilities in the workplace (Sumer, 2006). It appears…
Mitra, a. (2003). Access to Supervisory Jobs and the Gender Wage Gap among Professionals. Journal of Economic Issues, 37(4), 1023+.
Nelson, T., & Levesque, L.L. (2007). The Status of Women in Corporate Governance in High-Growth, High-Potential Firms. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 31(2), 209+.
Sumer, H.C. (2006). Women in Management: Still Waiting to Be Full Members of the Club. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 55, 63+.
Senior Executives DuPont divesture Conoco
Whether the divesture is made from a financial perspective is a function of all underlying factors responsible for producing the expected results. Underlying factors include the financial stability of the company as a holistic organization, and the reasons behind the divesture with respect to the current industry positioning. Additionally, the divesture is anticipated to save money. The expected increase to profits, if any, and the expected decrease in operating costs as a function to the increase in profit, should be estimated.
The notion of the DuPont Company divesting Conoco Corporation is to say that Conoco is a failing brand that is reducing the profitability and perhaps the growth rate of DuPont as well. Financially, the divesture is a means to reduce costs if the expense of maintaining a specific line of business becomes exceedingly prohibitive when considering the current underlying profitability of the business…
"DuPont Plans IPO to Start Conoco Divestiture." Oil & Gas Journal 1998: 37. ABI/INFORM Global. Web. 3 Apr. 2011 .
he main battle was expected to take place between SOCAL and ARCO. he latter was confronted with substantial debts and could only bid as much as $75.00 per share. Keller had doubts about the actual amount of money he could bit. His company had limited debts and they could easily receive a bank loan. But there rose the question of whether the Golf Oil Corp. stocks were worth the additional risks and whether they represented a secure source of future profit.
However, the outcome of the bidding was a surprise to most participants to the auction, as the winner was declared small company Mesa Petroleum. hroughout this biting, Mesa Petroleum had increased their share in Gulf Oil up to 13.2%.
But Boone Pickens' objective was to enter the corporation's board of directors and participate to the decision making process. Further on, Pickens borrowed $300 million and purchased 13.5 million shares,…
The company that now possessed 21.3% of Gulf Oil's stocks was an old competitor of the corporations'. The two companies, represented by Mesa CEO Boone Pickens and Gulf Oil's CEO James Lee had previously bid against each other in order to purchase Cities Service, auction lost by both companies.
Even if James Lee's motto was "discoveries and acquisitions," in the year prior to the big auction (1984), Gulf Oil Corporation's CEO decided to cut down on the funds destined to new discoveries in the area of oil. He based his decisions on the popular belief that in the near future, the international petroleum price would remain the same, and as such the company could not generate additional profits to invest in new technologies.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, February 23, 1984
Sears is a retail company that offers a range of products and services via brick and mortar locations and online shopping portals. Its brand focuses on offering quality proprietary brand products and in-home services in an industry that is currently led by larger retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon, the e-commerce giant that is single-handedly changing the nature of retail today. In order to stay competitive, Sears is focusing on building brand loyalty among the young target market with disposable income—the 25-30 year old demographic; it is differentiating itself from its competitors by focusing on providing quality products and services as opposed to only discounted options. Sears’s main selling point, therefore, is its quality brand products—like Kenmore and Craftsman—that appeal to homeowners, especially to new homeowners who are in a prime position to develop brand loyalty to the types of appliances and services that only Sears can offer.…
S. would suddenly lose control of the Alaskan oilfields, that the Chinese would become highly opportunistic in terms of raising oil prices, and finally, selling Unocal to a Chinese-led corporation is tantamount to handing over trade secrets. Dobbs relies heavily on fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to fuel the debate over not selling Unocal to CNOOC, despite the potential return to shareholders and the fact that China is the world's leading consumer of oil for production today. This fact alone speaks volumes to their need to drop the cost per barrel of oil to continually stabilize their currencies as their economy grows nearly 10% every 90 days during this period of 2005. Mr. Dobbs relies on FUD along with a healthy dose of nationalism to argue against increasing global shareholder value and in turn driving down the costs of energy.
Dobbs (2005) - Chinese Bid to Buy Unocal Was Bad…
In the article Chinese Bid to Buy Unocal Was Bad Deal for America by Lou Dobbs published on August 19, 2005 Mr. Dobbs argues that the sale of Unocal to Chinese-Based Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) is not in shareholders' interest despite the offer being at one point $2B above rival bidder Chevron's bid. Dobbs continues to argue that the value of Unocal is best measured from an egalitarian-like approach to balancing all shareholder constituent needs, from stockholders to employees to institutional stock investors. The discussion of shareholder value is again discussed at the end of the article, this time with the point being made that Unocal, as the provider of a strategic energy resource for the U.S. should be "off the table" as an asset for sale globally. Heralding the work of Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) who was the leader of Japanese-bashing by Congress during the 1980s, Dobbs further discusses the sale of Unocal to CNOOC in the context of a strategic error in a war for energy. To further exacerbate the bleakness of selling Unocal the article also points out that the U.S. would suddenly lose control of the Alaskan oilfields, that the Chinese would become highly opportunistic in terms of raising oil prices, and finally, selling Unocal to a Chinese-led corporation is tantamount to handing over trade secrets. Dobbs relies heavily on fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to fuel the debate over not selling Unocal to CNOOC, despite the potential return to shareholders and the fact that China is the world's leading consumer of oil for production today. This fact alone speaks volumes to their need to drop the cost per barrel of oil to continually stabilize their currencies as their economy grows nearly 10% every 90 days during this period of 2005. Mr. Dobbs relies on FUD along with a healthy dose of nationalism to argue against increasing global shareholder value and in turn driving down the costs of energy.
Dobbs (2005) - Chinese Bid to Buy Unocal Was Bad Deal for America. Lou Dobbs. Human Events Online. August 19, 2005. Accessed from the Internet on January 4th, 2007
Leadership Style Book Review: Summary of Book
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken," reads the quotation on the title page of 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Leader: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team ants, by management guru John C. Maxwell. The word 'leadership' on its own often brings to mind rather stultifying and outdated modalities of leading by command, much like a general, or cliches about being true to one's values. Besides, few readers will be put in charge of a military unit, or hold the title of CEO -- but virtually every individual who participates in the business world will one day either lead or be part of a team designated to work on a particular product or target area of interest for the company.
To suit the needs of today's marketplace and corporate structure, thus John C. Maxwell offers a different concept…
Maxwell, John. (2002) 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Leader: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants. Atlanta, Georgia: Maxwell Motivation, Inc.
absence within the neurological community of executive function performance testing for various real-world activities (that include multi-tasking) on subjects who have suffered brain damage (Baum & al, 2008). By testing real-world functioning via the EFPT, the researchers, as occupational therapists, hoped to provide more accurate information on the ability of subjects to function independently in their day-to-day existence and to perform functions within society (Baum & al, 2008). This study served as a test of the validity and reliability of the EFPT model on patients with mild to moderate stroke, as a follow-up to previous studies of EFTP validity and reliability on subjects with multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia (Baum & al, 2008). Hypothesis: Stroke will have a negative effect on executive functioning in real-world tasks.
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This was an empirical, quantitative, conclusion-oriented, lab/simulation research study using the EFTP. The EFTP measures executive cognitive functions (initiation, organization,…
Baum, C., & al, e. (2008). Reliability, Validity, and Clinical Utility of the Executive Function Performance Test. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62 (4), 446-454.
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Founded in 1976, Etisalat is a company that has a major name for itself over the course of its existence. Indeed, they are in the telecom and communications sector and they operate in the United Arabs Emirates. The mediums of communications and telecom that they facilitate include wireless, data and voice services. They are led by Charman Essa Mohammed Al uwaidi, Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Abdul Karim Jalfar and Chief Human Resources Officer Abdulaziz Al awaleh. The have a Board of Directors and they are publicly traded.
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The website for Etisalat is very clean and easy on the eyes. They have a very good translation into English and they offer a pretty good summary of the countries and areas in which they operate including udan, Morocco and Mali, just to name a few. Their…
The strengths of Etisalat are numerous. They lead a company that provides telecom services to the developing parts of the world. This takes resolve, discretion and careful planning as well as a regimented organizational behavior standard. Operating in such widespread and different countries requires discipline and strong leadership in each of the member states that an organization operates in. By extension, the organizational behavior and leadership of Etisalat is strong since they are operating in such disparate and different areas yet they are thriving and doing well. A last strength of the leadership can be found on their website and that is the Corporate Social Responsibility Report that was issued in 2012. Examples of Etisalat's strong organizational behavior structure and leadership within this report would include its partnerships with groups like Pacific Controls and others so as to extend their operations and reach into different countries. Other countries that Etisalat has thrived in include Nigeria, Egypt and Afghanistan. They have a multi-pronged approach that is touted by the leadership as being emblematic of Etisalat's strong performance and character which includes employee relations, human rights, public policy participation and society/community involvement. This stands in contrast to many companies that engage in an organizational behavior pattern of shutting people out and not treating other people as equals even though precisely that happens quite a bit in the parts of the world in which Etisalat operations (Etisalat). To cater and serve such areas that are sometimes (but not always) quite chaotic and poor is quite an accomplishment. Indeed, the Telecom World Middle East Awards tabbed Etisalat as the "Best Operator" during its awards in 2014 ("Etisalat crowned," 2014).
A weakness of Etisalat is that while they are doing quite well in chaotic areas, the risks that they encounter are much higher and this would make it much less likely for investors, especially those outside of the Middle East and Africa, to invest a whole lot of faith and money into their efforts. As shown in the three appendices, many of the first, second and third tier of countries in conflict are in Etisalat's market or very close to it. This is a weakness to the leadership and its organizational behavior standard because even with the dialog and strong organizational behavior culture that Etisalat exhibits and touts, they still have a lot of exposure to problems in the countries that they current operate in. It is something that could their business but yet it is largely (but not entirely) out of the control of Etisalat's leadership. Another weakness is that at least part of Etisalat's business is dependent on what is provided to them by others including Sandvine. This positioning and strategy by the Etisalat leadership subjects Etisalat to risks that they could theoretically control but cannot as they have assigned that power to Sandvine
I have two significant experiences in a supportive position that have direct relevance to the executive assistant position for which I am currently applying. First, I was office administrator for the entire San Francisco office for Kim Coates. With little to no supervision, I performed tasks ranging from spreadsheet creation and management to the preparation of budgets. I would answer attorney and staff inquiries, handle office space expansions, and delegate tasks to office personnel. In Kim Coate's absence, I managed to keep the office organized and running effectively according to the mission and goals of the organization.
Currently, I work for a nationally-recognized law firm in a position that directly supports the Office Administrator and two senior partners, one of which serves via appointment by Mayor Gavin Newsom. One of the partners is also a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which…
This should always be the case and bad things will happen again if Toyota stumbles. The fact that Toyota is not a domestic car maker will be used against them by opportunists.
A struggle that has been encountered by many car makers is the "complex web" (as the case study calls it) of dealers, parts suppliers, offices and so forth that have to be managed when running a car company. Toyota has nearly nine thousand employees in the United States alone and they (as well as the dealers) are strewn across the United States.
The management of inventories, parts and customer support in general needs to be as complex as it needs to be but it should not be made less simple than it can be. Building up the corporate morass of bureaucracy is idea because it limits the company's ability to react to crises, such as the…
Yahoo. (2013, February 24). TM Profile | Toyota Motor Corporation Common Stock - Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo! Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News. Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=TM+Profile
Yahoo. (2013, February 24). TM: Summary for Toyota Motor Corporation Common- Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo! Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News. Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TM
Yahoo. (2013, February 24). TM Key Statistics | Toyota Motor Corporation Common Stock - Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo! Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News. Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=TM+Key+Statistics
Yahoo. (2013, February 24). TM Competitors | Toyota Motor Corporation Common Stock - Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo! Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News. Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/co?s=TM+Competitors
Generally, Wikipedia pages also include references and many of them are legitimate sources of information. In that sense, Wikipedia can be helpful as a starting point for online research more than as an authoritative source of any information.
Website 3 -- the National Anti-Vivisection Society: http://navs.org
The National Anti-Vivisection Society appears to be a legitimate organization with many links to established animal welfare organizations such as the Human Society of the United States and ASPCA. On the other hand, it is more of an advocacy site than an information or news site. The main concept of the organization is based on subjective belief and opinions in connection with the relative rights of non-human animals. While that position actually seems appropriate and more justifiable than the opposite position (i.e. insensitivity to the suffering of animals for human benefit), it is not, strictly speaking, based on objective facts. Because the website is…
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com does not deliver. Alternatively eweek.com does track breaking news in over 30 different areas of the it industry, and also has increasingly begun to use online videos to further explain core concepts.
Both sites however do not have more expanded coverage of leading edge technologies including latent semantic indexing, the use of search bots or automated routines to find and build semantic models of data from the Internet, and do not support the ability to benchmark once vendor against another. Both sites also don't go to the depth of technical information that ITToolbox.com does for example, for the hands-on practitioners of it development.
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Both sites are very popular with it professionals from the developer level through management and to the senior management level. Both sites also provide excellent content and are on many…
Dyche (2002) - the CRM Handbook. Jill Dyche. Addison-Wesley Pearson Education. ISBN 780201 730623.
The Hard Side of Change Management (2005) - From the article of the same name. Harvard Business Review. October 2005. Harold L. Sirkin, Perry Keenan, and Lana Jackson.
IT Managers Have Become Adept at Cost-Cutting (2004) - From the article of the same name. Computer Weekly Magazine. Page 42. October 26, 2004.
Some big endorsements have gone Mitt Romney's way, from an early endorsement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to several endorsements from other republican governors around the country. Big names like Donald Trump have also recently endorsed Mitt Romney, proving that he has strong ties in the fiscally conservative business community. In the states in which Mitt Romney has faced primaries, he has received dozens of editorial and local endorsements from a plethora of different sources.
Mitt Romney is putting all of his time and money into markets he thinks that he can win, but also is trying to reach at least second place in every state that he cannot win. ith this strategy, even in his weak states such as South Carolina, he still appears to be the second favorite, and the strength of his campaign is not questioned. Mitt Romney is most favored in states which have a…
Please note that these works were not directly cited, nor were they paraphrased. The knowledge of the above essay is my own, but the following were consulted during the research process:
"Mitt Romney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com. 03 Feb. 2012 .
Mitt Romney for President | Mitt Romney for President of the United States of America in 2012. 03 Feb. 2012 .
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The geatest value this site delives is a wealth of content on the subject of netwok analysis, including the ability to tansfom significant amounts of data into a contiguous, unified data set fo analysis. Thee is also extensive industy analysis and insight into the aeas of netwok analysis as well. Fo all of these benefits howeve, the site does not povide enough guidance on whee to find actual softwae to accomplish these analyses as eadily as it could. This is an excellent site fo finding intelligence about the subject, yet it lacks actual softwae to do analysis.
Inclusion in Pofessional Refeences List
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references as to how network analysis works and its broad use are especially fascinating, as is the analysis of social networks and influence.
Bottom Line Evaluation
This is a very valuable site, one that has an excellent portal structure easy to navigate as well.
G. Lack of Strategic Vision
A strategic vision defines the desired or intended future state of an organization or enterprise in terms of its fundamental objective and/or strategic direction. It represents a long-term view of how things should be. Without a strategic vision, a company may achieve short-term tactical success, but is likely to struggle in the long-term (Greenfield, 2000).
Indeed, Salomon had been successful for many years as Gutfreund assumed the role of "senior statesman and public spokesman" for the bank. As such, his focus was constantly changing. He was rarely at headquarters due to his frequent international travel to support the company's growing investment banking business. A more strategic focus would have realized the importance of compliance in the financial services industry that demands strict adherence to the letter of the law and the company would have responded through the creation of a vision that embraced corporate…
Cunningham, T.M. (2002, August 27). Leadership 101: Integrity. http://www.withthecommand.com/2002-Aug/MD-TMC-leader-integ101.html
Greenfield, G. (2000, December). Achieving tactical success without a strategic vision. http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/article.php3?id_article=727
Leadership styles and bases of power. http://www.enotes.com/management-encyclopedia/leadership-styles-bases-power
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The site also has a strong set of navigational tools for quickly finding informational elements of information. Lastly and most significantly the site has excellent writing which has been honed through users of research by its authors and by their approach to interviewing practitioners in the key fields of it covered on the site. The investigative style of writing brings the entire site a high level of credibility with readers as well.
What information was expected to be found and was not there in general it is difficult to find sites that report back failures of large it projects as the companies involved do not want their names in the public media. That is one of the larger shortcomings of all sites, yet CIO Insight.com does get to the point of discussing failures at the enterprise level and backs away from naming companies. The site also does not mention specific…
Microsoft Survey 2006 - Microsoft survey blames users for CRM failures. Computer Business Review Online. June 29, 2006 http://www.cbronline.com/article_news_print.asp?guid=4C27C13C-9C94-45A6-90A2-787E9F568F09
Sweeney 2006 - Software as a Service in the ERP World. AMR Research. Boston, MA. June 22, 2006 http://www.amrresearch.com/Content/View.asp?pmillid=19553
" Nevertheless, the research to date indicates that participative management techniques can provide a major return on the investment. According to Angermeier, Dunford and Boss (2009, p. 127), "Employee perceptions of the extent to which their work climate is participative rather than authoritarian have important implications for critical work attitudes and behavior."
The research to date has confirmed that employees in highly participative work environments outperformed their counterparts in nonparticipative management organizations (Angermeier et al. 2009). For example, a study by Angermeier and his associates found that employees working in participative management settings provided 14% better customer service, committed 26% fewer clinical errors, demonstrated 79% lower burnout, and were 61% less likely to leave the organization than employees in more authoritarian work environment. According to Angermeier et al. (2009, p. 128), "These findings suggest that participative management initiatives have a significant impact on the commitment and productivity of individual employees."…
Angermeier, I, Dunford, BB & Boss, AD 2009, March-April, 'The Impact of Participative
Management Perceptions on Customer Service, Medical Errors, Burnout, and Turnover
Intentions,' Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 127-134.
Biech, E 2001, the Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
Toward the end of the decade, Wall Street investment firms began hiring PhDs in mathematics and physics to create incredibly complex algorithms capable of modeling elements of the stock and futures markets. In most cases, the creators of these algorithms knew next to nothing about the financial industry, and the executives who employed them knew (literally) nothing about the mechanisms their firms had begun to rely on for their trading strategy. Destabilization of the Home Mortgage Industry:
In the early 1970s, stock analysts at Salomon Brothers, another Wall Street investment firm, developed a new kind of security based on home mortgages, called mortgage-backed securities. In principle, this allowed the conversion of illiquid (i.e. non- tradable) assets like the debt represented by home mortgages to be converted into a tradable commodity for profit. This new form of commercial transaction evolved into incredible levels of complexity after the widespread incorporation of mathematical…
Phillips, Kevin. "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism" New York: Viking (2008).
The financial manager's role is to understand the impact that different internal and external factors will impact the company's ability to achieve its financial and market objectives. The macroeconomic environment has both direct and indirect effects on the company. The major macroeconomic variables such as inflation, interest rates, unemployment, GDP, and exchange rates can all directly influence the financial performance of the company. But these variables also impact on things like government policy, so there are indirect impacts on financial performance as well, and the financial manager also needs to understand these.
The main tool that financial managers use are complex financial models. These models seek to illustrate the impact that different variables have on the company – both internal and external variable. Forecasts are created using different macroeconomic and market variables, and these forecasts can highlight a range of different financial conditions, along with the expected impacts…
Merrill Lynch Barge Scenario
Case Summary -- Enron, a Texas-based energy company, was created in 1985 and had such phenomenal growth it was soon the seventh largest company in the U.S. until its bankruptcy in 2001. Enron was involved in a number of scandals, among which was the Nigerian Barge Case. Essentially, Enron attempted to sell interest in three power-generating barges off the coast of Nigeria, but was unsuccessful. By December of 1999, Merrill Lynch agreed to buy Enron's interest. Enron "loaned" ML 75% of the money, offering ML a guaranteed return of 15% on 7 million dollars ($1.05 million in 6 months). Essentially, the entire deal was a fraud, designed only to make Enron appear more profitable than it was. Most of the Enron promises were verbal, and the situation was never really a "sale," but a short-term leverage loan. Enron's objective, in fact, was to improve the way…
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Flood, M. (May 13, 2005). Judge Hands Out Prison Time in Enron Barge Scam. Chon.com. From the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from: http://www.chron.com/business/enron / article/Judge-hands-out-prison-time-in-Enron-barge-scam-1942569.php