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Inspirational Ceremonial Speech
Dear Graduates, Today, as your professors, friends, and family members stand before you, we are looking at the future: a future that is filled with hope. You, sitting in your chairs, dressed in blue caps and gowns, are a sea of hope. Each one of you as an individual as well as all of you together as a class, offer the world around you hope. Aristotle, one of the world's greatest philosophers, said that "hope is a waking dream." Hope is not a useless virtue reserved for the dreamer picking daisies in a field. No, hope is a sign of life and great wisdom. It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who noticed that "we judge man's wisdom by his hope." It is wise to put our hopes in things that are proven and substantial. We place our hope in you because you have demonstrated your character through the completion….

learned the importance of personal integrity, such as deciding for yourself what is genuinely right and honorable and knowing when to ignore the biases and opinions of others, especially when those opinions conflict with doing what one knows is right. Dr. Feynman was a man of extremely varied interests who frequented a particular burlesque club while at Cal Tech, often using the dancers there as inspiration for his amateur artistic drawings. When the club was prosecuted for lewdness by the city, none of its hundreds of regular patrons would agree to testify in court on behalf of the establishment because of their embarrassment, except for one: Dr. Feynman. ronically, he was also the patron with the greatest potential personal risk to his professional reputation but he believed that the establishment had done nothing wrong so he agreed to testify on its behalf.
During the Rogers Commission investigation of the….

Schultz is the inspirational leader for Starbucks, and as such is a critical element in creating the company's attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and motivations. It was Schultz who created the company in the first place, and this gives him a tremendous amount of credibility with anybody who works there. There is no person who has contributed more to the success of the company, and this is something that is recognized within the company and externally as well, so in part working for Starbucks implies that one buys into Schultz's vision for the company.
That vision includes making Starbucks a great place to work, with a positive attitude. Schultz wanted Starbucks to have great people working on the front lines in order to create a superior customer experience, as he feels that this will drive the repeat business that is so critical to the company's success. Moreover, the superior service from the staff….

LetterI write this letter because I want to help you. I know that things haven\\\'t always gone your way, but I want you to know that you have many great friends who are here for you. As you remember, I was in a bad position myself a couple of years ago, when my relationship fell apart and I lost my job. You remember those talks we had sitting on the deck looking out over the water? I certainly do. You were a big part of me getting my life back on track and I want to be that person for you now.When I was out of work, and didn\\\'t think things would ever get better for me, I took a lot of long walks, and did a lot of reading. On the walks, I would think about the things I\\\'d read, and I would think about what my friends and….

Fictional Case Study
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Fictional Case Study
Current situation

Desired Change

Detailed change plan

The case study provides an example for assessment of an organization's culture, leadership style, and operations. The recommendations of assessment are implemented through a change management plan. The change management plan presented below is based on the theoretic framework of transformational leadership theory. The model provides a reliable source for inspirational role of leadership and managing the organization through reliable techniques (Cameron, & Green, 2012).

Current situation:

The present state of an organization is relevant for understanding the culture and its performance. It also reveals the operating environment and employee's perception. The situation analysis in an organization can be performed through various methods. esearch techniques are applied to understand the situation in most cases. Interviews, focus groups, and survey are also widely adopted techniques. The enterprise in our case has deployed an internal survey to understand the organizational culture, current decision making practices, and employee satisfaction….

Bob Hayes -- Sports Hero
One of my all-time inspirational heroes is Bob Hayes, known as the only athlete to win a gold medal in the Olympics and also a Super Bowl ring. Hayes as a young man with a great deal of athletic talent grew up in a segregated community in Jacksonville, Florida, but he went on to dazzle the world with his accomplishments. This paper details that rise to fame.

Bob Hayes struggled from childhood on to become what he knew he could become, and his career should serve as a positive role model for any young man caught in a socioeconomically underserved neighborhood with odds against him because of the color of his skin and because of racial stereotyping.

Bob Hayes' Life and Times

Hayes was born to Mary (Green) Hayes and George Sanders on the 20th day of December, 1942 in a ghetto on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida.….

Harvey Milk: An Inspiring Story
Leadership

Harvey Milk:

A Man, a Leader, an Inspiration

Few men and women are remembered by history. In order to attain this highest of honors, an individual must be truly special, truly unique. Among those illustrious figures we now remember as persons who shaped this country are presidents, writers, and social activists, among many others belonging to many other categories. Yet the subject of this essay is a person belonging to the latter category enumerated above. This man, a gay rights activist by the name of Harvey Milk, is truly a unique individual who fought for a subject that would become ever-central to American discourse long before our society itself realized it. This individual was not only a fantastic person because he was ahead of his time-Milk was the first openly gay politician elected to office-but because of his ability to galvanize support for those oppressed by society, from….

Typography Graphic
For any organization, the way they communicate to the audience will determine their influence on a host of issues. In the case of Amnesty International, the human rights group is dealing with a conflict of interest by having a former Guantanamo detainee (Moazzam Begg) working with them. This is troubling, because the radical Islamist views that Begg will frequently discuss are in direct conflict with the ideals of the group (i.e. human rights and equality). ("Amnesty International") To fully understand how this is taking place requires looking at the organization's web site. This will be accomplished by studying: their audience, the purpose, the context and visual cues of the typography. Together, these different elements will support the thesis statement of how the viewer is impacted by what they see and read.

The Audience

The audience that the Amnesty International is trying to reach out to is individuals who are citizens of….

Influence Tactics
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Tactics
It's been my experience that combining multiple forms of persuasion are the most effective. All of these forms of persuasion work best when they are presented in a positive context and quickly answering the "what's in it for me?" question for those being influenced. A large part of any successful influence effort is making the entire discussion positive, centered on those one is trying to influence. An example of deciding to go and visit relatives in Los Angeles is a case in point.

The majority of my family doesn't particularly like air travel with a few afraid of flying. Given the distance to Los Angeles, this made influencing them all the more challenging. Conversely, there are many attractions and things to do in Los Angeles and Orange County, and my entire family loves Disneyland. With a family friend attending UCLA and my aunt and uncle having moved there because they….

Lionel is very comfortable speaking in public, unlike Bertie. He is disdainful of protocols and tradition, unlike Lionel. However, both men have assumed roles in their lives contrary to the expectations they were born with -- Bertie was not born to be king, yet he is given this status. Lionel assumes the manner and attitude of a man of a much higher class status because of his ability as a former (albeit, mediocre) actor and his desire to market himself as a speech therapist. Bertie calls Lionel a kind of 'pretender' because of Lionel's lack of formal qualifications, but gradually Bertie comes to evaluate Lionel's expertise based upon Lionel's demonstrated ability. Lionel similarly comes to respect Bertie despite his initial reservations about Bertie's class differences.
Q5. What you learned from this movie.

There is no such thing as a hopeless cause. Bertie was told he was hopeless as a speaker, and….

Just this past April I was promoted to Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office for the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) in xxx (location?
). In this capacity, I am expected to ably handle a variety of responsibilities including: Overseeing all aspects of standards development activities and quality activities in the Licensing and Specifications Department with all the private healthcare facilities in the area; leading and supporting the development of standards and criteria related to the healthcare practice; contributing to the development and on going review of DOHMS standards strategy and offering advice about current clinical practices, quality, safety, and service development; and keeping abreast of standard requirements and evidence and effectively communicating these to a variety of concerned individuals.

The reason for this promotion to the Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office was because of my previous success as the Head of the Clinical….

Gap Inc In 2010
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2010
Description of Industry

Gap, Inc. is one of the most leading American forte apparel retailers who foundation is centered in San Francisco, California. It trades things like the casual apparels, decorations, and other products that are personal for men, women and children. The merchandises of Gap, Inc. comprise of khakis, T-shirts, boxers, denim, casual wear, and others. The trade is done in the New York Stock Exchange which goes up under the symbol GPS. The brands that signified reasonable stylishness and just about everyone-from well-known celebrities to usual American families had a pair of Gap clothing somewhere in their closet. Many people had to have the latest pair of khakis or a cardigan from Gap. Gap, Inc. maintains an unusually large number of various brands, specifically Gap, Forth & Towne, Piperlime, Old Navy, banana republic, and others. All of these various businesses are purchased by a business in different times.….

Financial managers and CEO's play important roles in ensuring that organizations meet their specific goals. The skill levels for both positions are high and require a great deal of patience and experience. The purpose of this discussion is to determine whether being a financial manager is the best preparation for later becoming a CEO.
ole of the Financial Manager

According to the Bureau of Labor, financial managers must have a bachelor's degree in a field such as business administration, accounting, economics or finance. Although, as the business world becomes more competitive, organizations are requiring financial managers to have Master's degrees and a great deal of experience before they can become financial managers. The Bureau also explains that financial managers are vital to the success of any organization and their jobs involve supervising the preparation of financial reports, direct investment activities, and implement cash management strategies. As computers are increasingly used to record….

Leadership Research
Models of leadership and management

Comparison and contrast of leadership models

Application of leadership model: Case of Mark Zuckerberg

Table 1- Leadership Table

Leadership Research

Leadership in public and private sector businesses is important for the growth of these businesses. Of late, many researchers have thoroughly investigated the role leadership in promoting businesses. Researchers have also tried to explore the common characteristics of global business leaders that have led their businesses to successful heights. Different models of effective leadership in corporations have also been drafted. One major aspect of leaders being explored in their ability to inspire people surrounding them and use this inspiration to achieve results that could be achieved without having complete trust of followers. While followers might be hard to make for a leader, and yet harder to retain, few researchers have put forth consolidated models of inspirational leaders that effectively make and retain followers. Two such models that will be….

Leadership
For any project, the first step is to inspire people to want to work on the project. There are few more powerful motivators than inspiration. Inspiration breeds creativity, innovation, hard work, determination and other attributes that comprise the more functional elements of leadership. There are a number of different leadership styles, but the most important for getting a grand new project off the ground and building a committed team is inspirational leadership. Inspiration is the process by which the performance in people can be inspired, rather than coerced or motivated (Seidman, 2009). It is believed that inspirational leadership is the most powerful means of getting people into action.

Beyond leadership style, the plan need to be detailed, including areas of concern that may require back-up plans. Planning is essential -- the role of inspiration is to ensure that the people working on the plan give their best effort, and are trying….

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Inspirational Ceremonial Speech Dear Graduates Today as

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Inspirational Ceremonial Speech Dear Graduates, Today, as your professors, friends, and family members stand before you, we are looking at the future: a future that is filled with hope. You,…

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Physics

Inspirational Figure -- Richard Feynman

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learned the importance of personal integrity, such as deciding for yourself what is genuinely right and honorable and knowing when to ignore the biases and opinions of…

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Business

Schultz Is the Inspirational Leader for Starbucks

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Schultz is the inspirational leader for Starbucks, and as such is a critical element in creating the company's attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and motivations. It was Schultz who created the…

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Writing

inspirational letter to a friend

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LetterI write this letter because I want to help you. I know that things haven\\\'t always gone your way, but I want you to know that you have many…

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Case Study

Business - Management

Fictional Case Study

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Case Study

Fictional Case Study Current situation Desired Change Detailed change plan The case study provides an example for assessment of an organization's culture, leadership style, and operations. The recommendations of assessment are implemented through…

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Research Paper

Sports

Bob Hayes -- Sports Hero One of

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Bob Hayes -- Sports Hero One of my all-time inspirational heroes is Bob Hayes, known as the only athlete to win a gold medal in the Olympics and also a…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

Harvey Milk An Inspiring Story Leadership Harvey

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Harvey Milk: An Inspiring Story Leadership Harvey Milk: A Man, a Leader, an Inspiration Few men and women are remembered by history. In order to attain this highest of honors, an individual must…

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Teaching

Typography Graphic for Any Organization the Way

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Typography Graphic For any organization, the way they communicate to the audience will determine their influence on a host of issues. In the case of Amnesty International, the human rights…

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Family and Marriage

Influence Tactics

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Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Tactics It's been my experience that combining multiple forms of persuasion are the most effective. All of these forms of persuasion work best when they are presented in a…

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Psychology

Meeting Between Bertie and Lionel

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Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Lionel is very comfortable speaking in public, unlike Bertie. He is disdainful of protocols and tradition, unlike Lionel. However, both men have assumed roles in their lives contrary…

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Term Paper

Leadership

Leadership Programs Leadership Has Always

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Type: Term Paper

Just this past April I was promoted to Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office for the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) in xxx (location? ).…

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Case Study

Business

Gap Inc In 2010

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Length: 15 Pages
Type: Case Study

2010 Description of Industry Gap, Inc. is one of the most leading American forte apparel retailers who foundation is centered in San Francisco, California. It trades things like the casual…

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Term Paper

Business - Management

Financial Managers and CEO's Play Important Roles

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Financial managers and CEO's play important roles in ensuring that organizations meet their specific goals. The skill levels for both positions are high and require a great deal of…

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Research Paper

Leadership

Leadership Research Models of Leadership and Management

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Leadership Research Models of leadership and management Comparison and contrast of leadership models Application of leadership model: Case of Mark Zuckerberg Table 1- Leadership Table Leadership Research Leadership in public and private sector businesses is…

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Leadership

Leadership for Any Project the First Step

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Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Leadership For any project, the first step is to inspire people to want to work on the project. There are few more powerful motivators than inspiration. Inspiration breeds creativity, innovation,…

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