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Business & Nonprofit Leadership
Principles of Business Leadership
Know yourself and seek self-improvement. In order to know yourself, you have to understand your "be," "know," and "do" attributes. This is possible by continually strengthening your attributes by reading and self-study.
Be technically proficient. As a leader, you must know your job and have a solid familiarity with your employees' jobs.
Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions. Search for ways to guide your organization to new heights. Moreover, when things go wrong, do not blame others.
Make sound and timely decisions. Use good problem solving, decision-making, and planning tools.
Set the example. Be a good role model for you employees. They will believe what they see not what they hear.
Know your people and look out for their well-being. Know human nature and the importance of sincerely caring for your workers.
Keep your people informed. Know how to communicate…
This feeds into a second concept of importance which concerns the targeting of goals. (17) Here, our capacity to meet the interests cited by the Mission is tested as we define some clear expected outcomes as a product of our efforts. Namely, we might identify such goals as selected 100 teachers annually who might qualify for the assistance which we have offered. This would involve the preemptive determination of criteria for qualification as well as a determination of available financial resources for the execution of this ambition.
A final concept due for consideration here, monitoring the implementation of our plan will also be instrumental to its success. As a trial program, this will likely see varying degrees of success and failure. It is appropriate therefore to establish a streamlined approach to evaluating the effectiveness met in reaching our goals and to providing routes for improvement where goals are not met.…
Smith, Bucklin and Associates Inc. (2000). The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Management (second edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Leadership is a term that can mean many things to many people in many situations. It can refer to a sergeant in the U.S. Army leading his men through minefields to track down enemy combatants in Afghanistan. It can mean the fastest car in a NASCAR race and it can allude to the young man in a Sunday School class who takes over competently when the regular teacher is unable to be present.
When discussing leadership it is helpful to use examples of people who showed leadership in various ways. The best-selling book by Michael Abrashoff (It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy) offers a wonderful glimpse into how a captain took over a Navy ship that was ranked very low in its capabilities because of a number of serious problems with personnel, with equipment, and obviously with leadership.
In Abrashoff's book the author…
Also, virtue ethics must ensure that the leader acts in the best interest of those who he represents, works with, and works for. However, this does not suffice in order to implement an effective leadership style.
In addition to this, the leader must be surrounded by individuals with similar ethical behavior. This would help the leader to achieve ethical responsibilities. Also, it would make it easier to observe any unethical conduct from the leader.
As mentioned above, there are also different levels of ethics, like mandatory and aspirational ethics. The lowest level of ethics, but not the least important, is represented by mandatory ethics. This type of ethics refers to compliance with the law. In this case, things are clear. All individuals, especially leaders, must respect the law.
Aspirational ethics refer to the effects and influence that leaders' actions have on others. The first people leaders influence are represented by…
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The four lanchard leadership styles include:
3) coaching; and 4) delegating. (Clawson, 1989)
2) House's Path Goal Theory of Leadership - the motivational function of the leader consists of increasing personal payoffs to subordinates for work-goal attainment and making the path to these payoffs easier to travel by clarifying it, reducing roadblocks and pitfalls, and increasing the opportunities for personal satisfaction en route. (Clawson,1989)
V. CHARISMATIC THEORY
Charismatic leadership is measured by: (1) Followers' trust in the correctness of the leader's belief; (2) similarity of followers' beliefs to the leader's beliefs; (3) unquestioning acceptance of the leader by followers; (4) followers' affection for the leader; (5) followers' willing obedience to the leader; (6) emotional involvement of followers in the mission of the organization; (7) heightened performance goals of followers; and (8) belief of followers that they are able to contribute to the success of the group's…
Liu, W., Lepak, D.P., Takeuchi, R., and Sims, H.P (2003) Matching Leadership Styles with Employment modes: Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective. Human Resource Management Review. 13 (2003).
Clawson, J.G. (1989) Leadership Theories. University of Virginia Darden School Foundation. Charlottesville, VA. Online SSRN Research.
Stodgills Handbook of Leadership (1981) revised Bernard M. Bass New York: The Free Press 1981.
Mintzberg, Henry (1973) Mintzberg's Ten Managerial Roles -the Nature of Managerial Work 1973.
Leadership and Realtors
I have many aspirations and many things I would like to accomplish in my lifetime. That said, one of my strongest vocations is establishing myself in my community as a successful real estate agent.
I've always had a knack for sales and I love architecture and residential construction. But my affinity for real estate probably dates back to my childhood, when my uncle Herbie used to drive me around in his big tan Buick Skylark, taking me to all his listings so I could see how he showcased his properties. My uncle Herbie used to make me guess how much he had listed each property for, if I was wrong, he would wonk me on the head with this old leather scabbard he had in the back seat, if I was right, he would give me a piece of salt-water taffy. Long story short, I've wanted to…
Burns, J.M. (1978) Leadership. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Helping Leaders Deal With Change and Ambiguity. (2009) Human Capital
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Leadership for Organizations
The success of organizations and individuals' careers are influenced by the role of leaders. Nowadays firms seek leadership skills in individuals for all sorts of careers while recruiting. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) believe that it has become critically important to nurture leadership approach at all levels of the organization (Lussier, Achua, 2009, p. 4).
The topic of leadership has been gaining tremendous attention of academic world and media (ass, Riggio, 2006, p. 17). Many experts have written about leadership and the challenges related to it as the subject is highly valued and at the same time a complex phenomenon (Northouse, 2009, p. 1).
In today's world individuals need to develop skills and capabilities required in professional world through personal development. They need to assess their strengths, weaknesses, leadership competencies and goals in order to achieve leadership capabilities (Rothstein 2010).
Leaders need to possess a wide range…
Adams, J.D. (Ed.). (1986). Transforming leadership: From vision to results. Alexandria, VA: Miles River Press.
Allen, K.E. (1995). Making sense out of chaos: Leading and living in dynamic systems. Campus Activities Programming, 52-59.
Argyris, C. (1970). Intervention theory and method: A behavioral science view. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Armstrong, S., & Armstrong, S. (1996). The conductor as transformational leader. Music Educators Journal, 82(May), 22-25.
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…
Leadership and Self-Assessment
An Analysis of how Self-Evaluation and Self-Assessment relates to Leadership Today
The modern organizational environment must keep pace with changes that are occurring at a historically unprecedented rate. Many of these changes are driven by technology and require that leaders continually learn new skills in order to stay abreast of needed skill requirements. It is often the case that a leader will have difficulty getting performance feedback from their superiors because they generally do not work in close contact with supervisors and in some case may not even have one at all. Therefore a leader must rely on self-assessments primarily to further develop the skill set that will allow them to help their organization create or maintain a competitive advantage.
360 Degree Feedback and Self-Evaluation
Evaluation is an important component of any organization. The use of an evaluation program has been shown to be able…
Alipour, F., K., I. & Karimi, R., 2011. Knowledge Creation and Transfer: Role of Learning Organization. International Journal of Business Administration, 2(3), pp. 61-67.
Avey, J., Luthans, F. & Jensen, S., 2009. Psychological capital: A positive resource for combating employee stress and turnover. Human Resource Management, 48(5), pp. 677-693.
Becker, K., Antuar, N. & Everett, C., 2011. Implementing an employee performance management system in a nonprofit organization. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 21(3), pp. 255-271.
Halliday, S. & Beddie, F., 2009. Informal Learning. At a Glance. National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 12(1), pp. 1-12.
Grants for science education are provided to schools and individuals, with the objective of helping to inspire careers in science. ("About HHMI," 2010) When you put these different elements tougher, this shows how HHMI is involved in medical research funding from: working directly with researchers to providing funding on a host of projects and initiatives. This is important, because it allows the nonprofit to fund a number of different research studies, while giving scientists the flexibility to effectively conduct their projects. As a result, this has helped HHMI to support a number of different medical breakthroughs to include: making significant progress in spinal cord injuries, HIV / AIDS research and medication that can be used to effectively treat leukemia. At the same time, the organization is focused on identifying the genes that are responsible for: cystic fibrosis, colon cancer and muscular dystrophy. (Leung, 2004)
The Impact of how HHMI's: Mission,…
About HHMI. (2010). HHMI. Retrieved from: http://www.hhmi.org/about/
Developing New Knowledge. (2010). HHMI. Retrieved from:
The Family Christian Association of America (FCAA), Inc. is under the governance of a state wide corporate board of directors, composed of 30 volunteers from various professional disciplines. This board is responsible for the creation and approval of policies, development of financial resources, providing oversight of financial and legal matters, as well as authorizes volunteer advisory councils, and collaboration on strategic planning. (The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc., 2010)
The FCAA shows complete cohesion between the articles of incorporation, bylaws, website, and the work that they are doing in the community served. The mission and vision statement are clear, concise, and evident through the services provided to the population served by this nonprofit. There are actually very few areas that appear to need any correction or improvement. It appears that if there were more guaranteed ways to secure funding from year to year would be one of…
Florida Coalition of Black Faith & Community-Based Organizations. (n.d.). Membership Policy. Retrieved from http://www.fcaafamily.org
Shleifer, A., & Vishny, R. (1997, June). A Survey of Corporate Governance. Journal of Finance, 52, 737-783. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/table/2329497
The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc.. (2010). About Us. Retrieved from
'ealism-quality' approaches to leadership in the real world of social services
I have described myself as a 'realism-quality' leader who believes on the need to be task specific. I try to set realistic goals that are achievable and conceivable for my subordinates. This type of leadership is very useful when dealing with some of the challenges that arise in the context of a nonprofit organization that focuses on children in foster care. Very often, parents are initially not prepared for the difficulties that may arise when coping with a child with severe behavioral, emotional, or psychological issues.
One example of a 'realistic' approach that I had to take was when a foster mother assumed the care of a child but was not able to take full control over the situation and left the child's care for part of the day to her adult daughter, who frequently arrived…
Gelfand, Michelle J., Lisa M. Leslie, Kirsten Keller, & Carsten K.W. Dedreu. (2008). Cultures of conflict.
Tsasis, Peter. (2009). The social processes of interorganizational collaboration and conflict in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 20 (1).
Leadership & Fiscal esponsibility
The first two chapters of Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations, authored by Gross et al., explicitly relates to the financial practices that pertain to not-for-profit entities. Although many of the basic fundamental principles of these organizations are the same as those which are for profit, these chapters emphasize several facets of accounting that specifically pertain to the former. As such, it is interesting to note the way that these two chapters are structured and related to one another. The first chapter, "esponsibilities for Fiscal Management," denotes an overview of the practices that the financial manager (which is referred to within the text as a "treasurer") (Gross et al., 2008, p. 6) should undertake to keep a non-profit financially healthy. The second chapter flushes out this basic outline with many salient details that are pivotal to operations.
The basic responsibilities that a financial manager is…
Gross, M.J., McCarthy, J.H., & Shelmon, N.E. (2008). Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-for-Profit Organizations: 8th Edition. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ.
Non Profit Management
The primary objective of forming a nonprofit organization is to provide services to the community. The term "nonprofit" is used for those types of business, which are formed on the principle that profits will not be distributed to the owners. Majority of the non-profit organizations are organized under the cover of corporations, which are formed under the corporation law of the state in which they are operating. States have their own legislations for the formation of non-profit corporations and some of them allow the formation of other forms of organizations such as a trust or an unincorporated association. The Internal evenue Service (IS) has exempted those organizations from taxes, which are serving any kind of charitable, religious, scientific or educational purposes.
The typical structure of a non-profit organization includes three major areas. These are control, programs and central administration. The control or governance function of a non-profit…
Kent E. Dove: Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign: The New, Revised and Expanded Edition of the Leading Guide to Planning and Implementing a Capital Campaign: Jossey-Bass: 2nd edition: October 1999
Stanley Weinstein & Robert F. Hartsook: The Complete Guide to Fund-Raising Management: John Wiley & Sons: 2nd edition: February 2002
Michael Allison & Jude Kaye: Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook: John Wiley & Sons: July 1997
The City Ethics poject povides extensive assistance to public-secto oganizations in the following aeas: kkeynote speeches on govenment ethics, employee taining at all levels, goup pesentations and wokshops designed fo specific oganizational needs, guidance in the development of compehensive ethics pogams on a state, city, o county level, eview of existing ethics pogams, dafting and impoving codes of ethics, ethical issue suveys, and guidance on the application of fedeal standads in ethics such as in connection with the Sabanes-Oxley Act and the Fedeal Sentencing Guidelines.
The Oganizational Change Management website seems to be a egisty fo businesses. Thee is no identifying infomation fo the oganization besides an email contact link fo inquiies into adding URLs to the website. On one hand, that suggests that the pupose of the ventue is to geneate fees fom websites and othe fo-pofit ventues with an online pesence. Natually, that aises…
references to authoritative sources of information.
Website #5 -- The Ross Institute Internet Archives for the Study of Destructive
Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements
( http://www.rickross.com/aboutus.html )
The Ross Institute Internet Archives for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements is a New Jersey-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to public education and research. Its organizational mission is to "study destructive cults, controversial groups and movements and to provide a broad range of information and services easily accessible to the public for assistance and educational purposes." The organization was founded by Rick A. Ross, whose credentials are not listed. However, the organization's advisory board is composed of practicing attorneys and professors, all of whom have practiced in areas related to organizational behavior, particularly in connection with dysfunctional organizational cultures that have resulted in large-scale ethics and legal violations.
Non Profit Business Plan
There are several reasons for donors to give to Care on the Horizon. The first is for the excellent service that we provide to the community. We are a unique operation, providing something that few communities have, and that makes us a credit to the community, something everybody can be proud of. We also represent a model that, if it works, can be used elsewhere. We want to transform the way that New Yorkers experience elder care, and this transformative vision is something that we feel a large body of people can buy into. We want to show other communities that this can be done, and we feel that there are many who can appreciate this vision.
We also know that a large part of our target market consists of older individuals, as wealth is often concentrated in the older classes who have worked their lives…
Change may be difficult for a company, but necessary if the company is to survive. An effective leader is one who is able to harness and negotiate this change so that the company is able to deal with it and survive.
ome limitations to overcome
A leader has to possess the following characteristics: Empowerment; Risk-taking; Participation; and Development (Eicher; online). In a practical sense, this translates into the following schema: I need to empower employees listening to their ideas regarding how the organization can work. I would need to also inspire the employees to work independently and to gain their own knowledge.
Thirdly, I would need to inspire an atmosphere of innovation so that employees and myself together can decide how to work through difficult situations, and this must be accomplished in a face-saving manner in a supportive rather than in an accusatory atmosphere. Finally, I must endeavor to foster…
Sales, A. (2006). Substance Abuse and Counseling: A Perspective The International Child and Youth Care Network,. Cyc-Online. http://www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cycol-0106-sales.html
Sun Tzu, (2001). The Art of War Wylie, TX: Pickard & Son, Publishers.
Wheatley, M. (2002). Silence is the Problem. Shambhala Sun. Retrieved on 5/18/2010 from http://margaretwheatley.com/articles/silenceistheproblem.html .
Leadership Training and Its elationship to Communication Skills, Self-Esteem, and Problem Solving Skills among Youth
Transformational leadership remains a critical phenomenon as described through behavioral components such as inspirational motivation, idealized influence, individualized consideration, and intellectual stimulation. Idealized influence is the first element and is reflected based on the conceptualization by transformational leaders who behave in a manner that allows them appear as role models among their followers. Such individuals are respected, trusted, and admired (Olive, Gottfried, Guerin, Gottfried & eichard, 2011). Followers relate with the leaders with the aim of emulating them.
Children's attachment style is normally attributed to parental factors or parenting style. Attachment styles are well formed at early ages even though they are predictive of outcomes for future leadership. Early life shows that bonds developed by infants with caregivers vary between from an insecure to secure attachment styles. The relationship identifies diverse infant attachment styles which…
Day, D.V. (2011) Integrative perspectives on longitudinal investigations of leader development: From childhood through adulthood. The Leadership Quarterly 22-561 -- 571.
Gottfried, A.E., Gottfried, A.W., Reichard, R.J., Guerin, D.W., Oliver, P.H., & Riggio, R.E. (2011). Motivational roots of leadership: A longitudinal study from childhood through adulthood. The Leadership Quarterly, 22(3), 510 -- 519.
Mortensen, J., Lichty, L., Foster-Fishman, P., & Warsinske, K. (2014). Leadership through a Youth Lens: Understanding Youth Conceptualizations of Leadership. Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 42, No. 4, 447 -- 462
Murphy, S.E., & Johnson, S.K. (2011) The benefits of a long-lens approach to leader development: Understanding the seeds of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly 22. 459 -- 470.
21). When pressed, the ed Cross said they did not know if any of their recipients had received aid from other agencies, or even actually lived in the affected areas (O'Meara, 2004, p. 21). There was a controversy after the facts became known, and after the controversy hit the news, the President of the organization, Dr. Bernadine Healy resigned in October 2001 after allegations that the organization did not use all the funds collected for victim relief. In December 2005, Marsha J. Evans also resigned her position as the President And CEO, after new allegations surfaced over the terrorist attacks and problems with the relief effort in the Gulf Coast area after the 2005 hurricane season. Today, the organization posts their tax returns and annual reports on their Web site, and has a list of commonly asked questions about where their funding comes from and where it goes.
Editors. (2006). American Red Cross. Retrieved from the RedCross.org Web site: http://www.redcross.org/index.html1 Dec. 2006.
Editors. (2006). Northern Nevada Chapter American Red Cross. Retrieved from the NevadaRedCross.org Web site: http://www.nevada.redcross.org/1 Dec. 2006.
O'Meara, Kelly Patrick. Are They Cheating on 9/11 Payouts? (2004, March 15). Insight on the News 21.
Leadeship Skills Impact Intenational Education
CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Pactical Cicumstances of Intenational schools
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
What is Effective Leadeship fo Today's Schools?
Challenges of Intecultual Communication
Challenges of Diffeing Cultual Values
Impotance of the Team
Cuent Leadeship Reseach
APPLYING LEADERSHIP IN AN INTERNATIONAL SETTING
Wagne's "Buy-in" vs. Owneship
Undestanding the Ugent Need fo Change
Reseach confims what teaches, students, paents and supeintendents have long known: the individual school is the key unit fo educational impovement, and within the school the pincipal has a stong influence upon the natue of the school, the conditions unde which students lean, and upon what and how much they lean. Despite this ageement about the cental ole of the pincipal, thee is little eseach concening the chaacteistics of pincipals associated with effective leadeship and with pupil accomplishment, and even less insight…
Allen, K.E., Bordas, J., Robinson Hickman, G., Matusek, L.R., & Whitmire, K.J. (1998). Leadership in the twenty-first century. Rethinking Leadership Working Papers. Academy of Leadership Press. http://www.academy.umd.edu/scholarship/casl/klspdocs/21stcen.html
Bennis, W.G. (1997). "The secrets of great groups." Leader to Leader, No.3. The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/winter97/bennis.html
Crowther, F., Kaagan, S., et. al. (2002). Developing Teacher Leaders. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
Additionally, the fact that the training is offered at all levels of the position -- not just entry levels -- and the fact that the training is offered to both employees as well as volunteers, further increases the odds that the individuals will accept the positions in the NFP sector.
"Nonprofit organizations owe it to their staff members to train them and develop their careers. […] the advancement of a nonprofit's mission requires staff training (that includes volunteers) at all levels and in all skills. Human resource development is the only way to sustained viable programming. That makes training an intrinsic component of strategic management, the very best means to changing the skills, knowledge and attitude of staff" (Chehade and Jassemm, 2010).
Employees in the not-for-profit sector often accept the lower salary in exchange for several other non-financial benefits, like the training opportunities, but also for benefits such as flexibility…
Anheier, H.K., 2003, Work in the non-profit sector: forms, patterns and methodologies, International Labor Organization
Boyd, C., 2003, Human resource management and occupational health and safety, Routledge
Brown, H.H., Ruhl, D.L., 2003, Breakthrough management for not-for-profit organizations: beyond survival in the 21st century, Greenwood Publishing Group
Buhler, P., 2002, Human resources management: all the information you need to manage your staff and meet your business objectives, Adams Media
A parks recreational leader can encourage visitors through a brochure or other handout to talk with their doctors about their health and wellness. On the other hand, park recreational leaders can also talk with healthcare providers and team up. By doing this, recreational parks may provide some tests for visitors, like blood pressure checks or physical fitness and body mass index checks that offer visitors or those staying at the recreational facility an opportunity to find out whether they are in shape, and if not, what they can do about it.
Park leaders can also organize events like marathon races or shorter races like a 3k race for children and adults with various small prizes or tokens like a ribbon for the leader. They can encourage visitors to fill out forms or surveys where they would have an opportunity to write down what types of physical fitness activities they would…
Allen, L. (2005 Mar) Becoming good sports: professionals need to exercise their power by helping community youth develop through parks and recreation. Parks & Recreation Online, Available: BNet Research Center, March: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_3_40/ai_n13787656
Parks & Recreation
Management and Leadership
As CEO, what do you see as your most important function?
As the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of my company, I am responsible and accountable for everything at the organization. My accountability for everything at the company emanates from the fact that I am the founder and not necessarily because of my position as CEO. As a result, I have several responsibilities and functions that are geared towards ensuring effective operations and productivity of the company. My most important function as CEO is to set company strategy and direction, develop and lead the organization's top management, build organizational culture, and allocate resources to the firm's priorities. These are important responsibilities that I cannot delegate to other stakeholders in the company. I also think that this is the most important function because it helps towards ensuring everything in the company is geared towards realization of established…
By channeling his energy in another direction, Gates shows that he is not a one-dimensional leader only involved in promoting his company, but a three-dimensional leaders interested in helping the world be a better place. Just one of the programs that has gained media attention is the eradication of malaria, a disease almost non-existent in America but still prevalent in many other parts of the world. Another writers notes, "Malaria strikes 300m people every year, mainly in the farming parts of Africa where mosquito eradication programmes are nonexistent. Of those infected, 1.1m die, most of them children below the age of ten" (Vesely, 2003). The Gates Foundation, along with pharmaceutical companies, are committed to eradicating this, and other diseases such as smallpox, that have been out of control in many other parts of the world, largely due to a lack of funding and support.
Ultimately, Bill Gates leadership style is…
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Hanlon, M. What a Microsofty; Bill Gates created the modern computer and, with ruthless business brutality made himself the richest man in the world. (2006, June 17). The Daily Mail (London, England), p. 46.
Heller, R. (2006). Management styles & leadership styles of Warren Buffet & Bill Gates. Retrieved 12 March 2008 from the ThinkingManagers.com Web site: http://www.thinkingmanagers.com/management/management-styles.php .
Administration & Policy Development
The author of this report is to engage in an assessment task that centers on human services and social workers in a clinical setting. The author of this report shall be focusing on the social work department in a hospital and juxtaposing the conditions and issues within that hospital to the scholarly research that is to be referenced and mentioned throughout this report. At specific issue is the number of patients being seen by the social workers, the high physical and mental demands that this fact and others put on the social workers and the remedies that can be conjured up and implemented to address both of those issues. Complicating these aggravating factors are penny-pinching bureaucrats that are focused on budget limits and saving dollars than preserving the mental health of the employees and quality of care for the patients. While solutions may seem elusive, they…
Bargal, D & Schmid, H 1993, 'Organizational change and development in human
service organizations: a prefatory essay', Administration in Social Work, vol. 16,
no. 3, pp. 1 -- 13
Cameron, K & Quinn, R, 2011, 'An introduction to changing organisational culture', in K,
Performance Management Model
Program Coordinator of Partners for a Healthy Baby
The Program Coordinator of Partners for a Healthy Baby will have the challenge of implementing a program designed to facilitate positive health, growth, and educational development of teens and their babies. The position requires a strong background in social work, adolescent development, and health-related fields. The Program Coordinator will act both as an educator and a facilitator in conjunction with the performance expectations of this role.
Practices and theories in regards to recruitment and performance evaluation
The character traits required for the Program Coordinator are strong interpersonal skills; the ability to multitask; yet also the ability to evaluate evidence-based research to be able to provide adequate scrutiny of the existing information on teenage pregnancy and to ensure the programming makes optimal use of all available data. The Coordinator will work with the Program Chief to oversee administration-related…
Department of Social Services of Wilson, NC. (2015). Retrieved from:
DSS Success in Schools receives award. (2012). Wilson County. Press Release.
Retrieved from: http://www.wilson-co.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=316&ARC=627
Internal and Administrative Issues in Ssa
Internal and Administrative Issues in Social Security Administration
Internal and Administrative Issues at Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration is an independent constitutional body that was formed to take care of the social welfare of the American workers. This body was meant to collect funds in the form of savings from all the workers and reimburse once they retire. The use of this method of social welfare management is important because it stabilizes the operations of an organization. It is common knowledge that once people retire, they cannot meaningfully engage in any economic activity. This is likely to put them in some danger of inability to fend for themselves (Art Works for America, 2013). Trustees on behalf of all the employees manage the fund. In every sense, the presence of such bodies in a country spells out some hope for the workers during retirement.…
Kessler, T.G., & Kelley, P. (2000). Business of Government: Accountability, Strategy, and Results. Management Concepts, Inc.
Art Works For America (2013). The National Endowment for the Arts: Strategic Plan, FY 2014-2018. Art Works For America
A comparison of Law Enforcement with Other Professions
Who first comes to mind when you think of a 'Leader'? Is it Alexander the Great? Napoleon? Winston Churchill? Gandhi? Leadership is an interesting phenomenon to consider, from the perspective of civilization, of nations, of political change, and of history. What makes one person a leader while another tries and fails? What is a good leader and how is that different from a 'great' leader? The definition of leadership also varies with the context and with the individual who is defining leadership. The nature of leaders has changed as civilization has evolved, and the leaders we as a society need today may be different from those of a century ago. A national leader is distinct from a local leader, a oy Scout leader, or a team leader in a sport.
Thus, definitions of leadership vary with the situation. However, they include…
Avery, G.C. (2004) Understanding Leadership: Paradigms and Cases. London: Sage
Avolio, B.J. (1999) Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Bittner, Egon (1970). The functions of the police in modern society: a review of background factors, current practices, and possible role models. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Health, Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Boedker, C., Vidgen, R., Meagher, K., Cogin, J., Mouritsen, J. And Runnalls, M. (2011). Leadership, culture and management practices of high performing workplaces in Australia: The High Performing Workplaces Index. Society for Knowledge Economics: Sydney.
Leadership and Organization Culture and Ethics in Leadership
Model Preferred for Leaders to Follow
The DCL (Dynamic Culture Leadership) model is the most advantageous model for leaders, as dynamic leaders possess a basic grasp of their institution's affirmative moral duty and function from the perspective of a humanistic paradigm, as all organizations have a positive ethical duty to do ensure that "good" is done to all stakeholders, and nobody is harmed, by any means. On the basis of this premise, one may argue that businesses are morally obliged to work to the "good" of their workforce (who represent stakeholders that are non-owners). Therefore, dynamic leaders need to considerably focus on ethical and moral elements, for enhancing cultural values of the organization (Lowder, 2007).
Dynamic Culture Leadership (DCL) Model and How it is Applied.
Leaders, in this instance, need to adopt a leadership style aimed at evaluating the necessity of increased…
Dimitrios, N. K., Sakas, D. P., & Vlachos, D. S. (2013). Analysis of Strategic Leadership Simulation Models in Non-profit Organizations. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 73, 276-284.
Ledlow, G. R., & Coppola, M. N. (2011). Leadership for health professionals: Theory, skills, and applications. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.
Lowder, B. T. (2007). Implementing a dynamic leadership program: A moral construct for adding cultural value. Available at SSRN 1016601.
O'Connor. S.J. (n.d). CHAPTER 6: Management of Corporate Culture and Responsibilities
Non-Profit Healthcare Organization-A Comprehensive Study
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a non-profit organization that consists of four separate national Catholic health systems that were combined under CHI over the past three decades. CHI offers assisted living services, nursing home services, memory care, rehabilitation care, hospital care, adult day care services and many other health care services around the nation. One example is the Madonna Manor in Northern Kentucky, which was founded by the Benedictine Sisters in the 1960s, then operated by the Sisters of St. Francis as a subsidiary of CHI in 1998. CHI clearly identifies itself as a non-profit organization on its main website (CHI, 2019) and its mission, vision and values align with the standard idea of what a non-profit should be. This paper will describe the history, leadership and mission, vision and values of the organization to show how it is consistent with non-profit healthcare.
Social equity is a key issue of public administration and forms the basic theme of the 2013 "Social Equity Leadership Conference," in June. This white paper discusses the key goals of the conference based on the conference issue for social equity as global engagement and local responsibility. These are the issue facing social equity among domestic and global public leaders in public and private agencies in the education, immigration, transportation, environmental, policing and corrections sectors. A review of theories on public administration identifies that public leadership networking, collaboration, and cooperation with leaders and agencies is necessary. This is associated with public leadership practices like public policy development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, social equity, and public advocacy.
Globally Engaged, Locally esponsible: New Challenges for Social Equity
Emerging Issues in Social Equity and Leadership Covered in the Conference:
2. Policing and corrections
3. At risk communities, which…
Brian, A.E., & Adam, J.N. (2010). Building the reservoir to nowhere: The role of agencies in advocacy coalitions. Policy Studies Journal, 38(4), 653-678.
Buss, T.F. & Morse, R.S. (2008). Innovations in Public Leadership Development. Armonk, New York; M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Candler, G., & Dumont, G. (2010). The price of citizenship: Civic responsibility as the missing dimension of public administration theory. Public Administration Quarterly, 34(2), 169-201.
Cichocki, D., Laberschek, M., & Rusanowska, M. (2011). Analysis of strategy of culture development in krakow 2010-2014 as an example of public policy implementation. Zarzadzanie Publiczne, 13(1), 103-115.
Leadership Style & Theories, Self-Assessment
esources: Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior
To be understood and be believed as fully accountable, any individual must convincingly convey an affective as well as truly influential vision of the future for the organization, or subdivision / sub-directive of this organization, to project that needed charisma. When the subject in question can align his or her behavior alongside the principles of these values as a charismatic leader, then, is the first step to conquer in being believed to live up to the depiction projected. This individual must display a character for everyone in the room to befriend; must draw the imagery of that charismatic personality that everyone will both want to resemble or simulate in style, as well as assist in the here-and-now.
Compare and contrast leadership theories in the textbooks to gain understanding of relevant theories to your leadership approach:
Conger, J.A., & Kanungo, R.N. (1987). Toward a behavioral theory of charismatic leadership in organizational settings. Academy of Management Review, 12, 637-647.
Conger, J.A., & Kanungo, R.N. (1988). Charismatic leadership. The elusive factor in organizational effectiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Conger, J.A., & Kanungo, R.N. (1992). Perceived behavioral attributes of charismatic leadership. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 24, 86-102.
Conger, J.A., & Kanungo, R.N. (1994). Charismatic leadership in organizations - Perceived behavioral-attributes and their measurement. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 15, 439-452.
Governance & Leadership
A classic work that reveals a set of differences between nonprofit organizations and profit organizations, compares the characteristics of public and private organizations to find the significant differences regarding the factors environmental, the relation environment / organization and internal structures and processes, all of which results in a set of strategic implications in the definition of the purposes, objectives, and planning, selection of human resources, management and motivation, and in control performance measurement. (Hopkins et al. 2005)
As a complement to the previous study, distinguish a set of factors that differentiate the public and the private. Such factors include: the complexity and ambiguity of goals, organizational structure, the degree of formalization, and the attitudes and values relating to work. (Jehn & Bezrukova, 2004) However, studies by analyzing previously, the authors find that managers public companies considered having goals clear and unambiguous, therefore, which must play in certain…
Dahlin, K.B., Weingart, L.R., & Hinds, P.J. (2005). Team diversity and information use. Academy of Management Journal, 48 (6): 1107-1123.
Doz, Y., Santos, J., & Williamson, P. (2004). Diversity: The key to innovation advantage. European Business Forum, 17: 25-27.
Earley, P.C. (2006). Leading cultural research in the future: A matter of paradigms and taste. Journal of International Business Studies, 37 (6): 922-931.
Ely, R.J. (2004). A field study of group diversity, participation in diversity education programs, and performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25 (6): 755-780.
Volunteers are considered to be compassionate, patience, unselfish caring and just plain love which are expressed by an individual to another. Voluntarism is considered to be in kind donation in that it is where a person donates his skills and manpower to the organization by performing duties a signed to him. Management and leadership of nonprofit organizations should ensure that they get highly skilled volunteers who come and stay through the extension of the visions of the volunteering through creating an experience which is meaningful, develops skills, demonstrate impact and ability to tap into the volunteers' capabilities and interest.
Volunteers my stop rendering their services due to poor management practices. Nonprofit organizations should tap volunteers to help in doing charitable work in their organization. Most people do not volunteer because they are never given a chance by the nonprofit organizations.
According to the Context for Nonprofit esource Development…
Ethics and Accountability (2011)
The Nonprofit Sector: Resource Development and Management (2001)
The Resource development Process (n.d)
The Context for Nonprofit Resource Development (2011)
Paul Minneapolis states that the conference asked three individuals to join the conference and to share "their experiences in guiding non-profit organizations to achieve greater results for the common good, whether it is in a new organization, organizations that have reached stability and are looking to move to a higher level, or organizations that are experiencing tough and challenging times." The speakers at this conference each offer what they believe defines the 'transformational' leader. One of the interviewees referred to as Mr. Graham states that transformational leaders are leaders who "do the right thing." (ennett, Dorsey, and Graham, 2006) the transformational leader is said to be the leader who has a 'vision' and who is able to communicate that vision with a passion. This conference greatly provides insight to the myriad of issues of leadership that are inclusive in the non-profit organizational repertoire of necessary skills for the organization's leader.…
Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (2007) Human Relations Contributors. Employee Motivation, the Organizational Environment and Productivity. ACCEL Team. Online available at http://www.accel-team.com/human_relations/hrels_02_maslow.html
Bennett, Stephen; Dorsey, Cheryl; and Graham, John H. (2006) Transformational Leadership. Independent Sector Annual Conference, St. Paul Minneapolis. October 24, 2006.
Chang, Heng-Yu (2005) Qualitative Research on Leader Speech Communication Content, Leader Behaviors and Subordinate's Trust. eThesys 26 Jan 2005.
Chris Argyris (2007) Human Relations Contributors. Employee Motivation, the Organizational Environment and Productivity. ACCEL Team. Online available:
life of a non-Profit employee course number & name: Human esources Management (BAL1127A)
The research paper will be exploring 'How new learning dimensions of human resource studies can be applied for expanding the H role in optimizing and shaping organizational and employee behavior in non-profit organization'. This is the thesis statement upon which the whole research will be build upon using number of authors review, recommendations, journals, academic reading and statistical data on the subject matter concerned.
Today, organizations are faced with number of human resource challenges among which some of them are developing leaders for the next generation along with fundamental staff required, succession planning, motivating volunteers and staff with the diversified work and managing work style and work environment in nonprofit organizations. Due to the growing need of nonprofit institutions in an economy, universities have started nonprofit courses and programs, yet it doesn't guarantee to establish a link…
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The U.S. Census indicates that one is six residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is at risk of or is already regularly experiencing hunger (U.S. Census ACS 2006-2008). We believe that hunger should not exist in a nation as blessed with resources as the United States, especially among children. That hunger exists to such an extent in the nation's capital is especially unacceptable.
Community of Hope DC is seeking $400,000 to establish a food bank program as part of our charitable services. There is currently a grassroots movement in our community that is focused on bringing fresh local food from the countryside surrounding Washington into the city. Community of Hope DC would like to combine this "local food" movement with the agenda of feeding the poor and homeless. We would like to set up a food bank that collects unsold produce from the many farmers' markets in the city…
"Proposal Process" (2010). Draper Richards Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.draperrichards.org/process/proposal.html
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The different types of fundraisers are numerous. Some groups choose to hold auctions or raffles in which they make profits off the sale goods that have been donated. Others choose from many different types of activities such as a walk-a-thon or bowl -a-thon. During these events money is raised by donations from supporters based on how many times, or for how long a specific activity is accomplished (What are the Different Types of Fundraisers, 2009). Tele-a-thons are also very popular ways for some nonprofit organizations to raise money.
Fundraising is not always an easy thing to do but it is a very vital function for all nonprofit organizations. It is so vital because this is the way that these organizations obtain the funds that they need to go about doing what their organization was originally set up to do. These campaigns are usually their only source of income. So in…
Fund Development Plan. (2009). Retrieved December 5, 2009, from Florida Philanthropic
Advisors Web site: http://www.floridagives.org/developmentplan.html
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School Web site: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Non-profit_organizations
Saudi Aramco's training department was underdeveloped, and therefore the potential of their employees was being squandered. Once armed with an advanced degree I will stand poised to help organizations like Saudi Aramco to improve their training departments. Ultimately I will be able to perform consulting work in numerous private, non-profit, and government sectors to expand my range of expertise and offer the best guidance I possibly can to my clients.
Having worked as a translator as well as a professional training director, I have developed solid communications and leadership skills that can easily be imparted to my clients. I also have proven experience in developing and implementing training programs for professionals. What I need now is a leap forward, to hone my ability to design optimal training programs that meet the needs of both individuals and organizations. The higher education doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts offers
Employee Retention Issues in Non-profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations face many of the same employee retention concerns as profit-driven enterprises. With profitability no longer a factor in measuring the success or effectiveness of the organization, the non-profit does use different employee management strategies and techniques. Human resources management strategies used in nonprofit firms often do mirror those used in their for-profit counterparts. For example, motivation, employee engagement, training and professional development are all major issues for human resources managers no matter what their sector. The literature on human resources management in non-profit organizations is extensive in general, but few studies have applied qualitative methods to assess the actual HRM practices used in nonprofits. Similarly, few studies have used qualitative methods to determine HRM and employee perceptions of employee training and development programs. Existing studies on employee retention, development, and training in non-profit organizations focus mainly on mission statements, and less on…
The mission of the organization stress on the commitment towards the provision of quality services to the community with the aim of obtaining and ensuring improved health condition.
Culture of the Organization
The organization benefits on the punctuality of the employees. New employees are aware of this culture through extensive orientation to make them concerned on the regulations, rules, and the need to reach the offices on time. This makes the organization unique among other institutions thus effective towards the achievement of the goals and objectives.
Profit or Non-Profit Organization
The organization is a non-profit entity in that the mission focuses on the collective gain or well-being of the society. The organization is exempted from taxation system with the aim of enhancing the welfare of the community. The organization has the ability to make profits directed towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the institution. Some part of…
Bullough, V.L., & Sentz, L. (2000). American nursing: A biographical dictionary. New York:
Baligh, H.H. (2006). Organization structures: Theory and design, analysis and prescription.
New York, NY: Springer.
The governance of a corporation is the role of the board of directors and the management has the duty of running the firm on a day to day basis. The board, therefore, oversees the management and ensures the interests of the various shareholders are upheld. The executive department is made up of the top level managers and they are required to work as a team so as to deliver on the company goals. According to Wash (2002), management can only be successful in their work if they have clearly defined work description. CEO or company president is a vital position towards the success of any firm as they must take up the leadership mantle, work closely with the top-management, and ensure clear organizational mission, vision, and operational goals.
As a result of clarity in work description and the responsibilities of members of the board, the Innovations Theater has…
Case Study: Avoiding Partnership Pitfalls
On its official website, La Piana Consulting identifies its core mission as improving leadership and management practices within the nonprofit sector so that nonprofits can change the world. As noted in the Andreasen & Kotler (2007), La Piana is motivated by his belief that nonprofits function best when they are run like for-profit organizations. Strategic planning, business planning, corporate restructuring, change management, and governance are all examples of services La Piana’s firm provides to nonprofits that have been, until now, traditionally associated with for-profit entities.
Some of La Piana’s client firms include Habitat for Humanity, which it enabled to engage in organization-wide restructuring to the NAACP, which La Piana assisted in enabling the organization to refine its vision and mission statement, centered around the core tenants of “Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights and Political Representation” (“NAACP,” 2018, par.1).…
Sociology -- Human Services
Governance and Leadership
Steven Ott (2001, p.1) defines governance as an "umbrella term that includes the ultimate authority, accountability, and responsibility for an organization." However, literature and several case studies have identified that leaders play a significant role in supporting governance (Lord et al., 2009) and there is a two-way link between leadership and governance. Leadership not only provides the direction for governance by promoting a shared understanding but also clarify the roles between the local and national actors (Craig, 2005). It also encourages interagency collaboration, team working and commitment at all levels of governance (obinson et al., 2008).
According to ANAO (2003, p.15), "Leadership sets the 'tone at the top', and is absolutely critical to achieving an organization-wide commitment to good governance."
This paper discusses the case of "Tainted Blood Scandal" in result of which public lost trust in the Canadian ed Cross. This trust…
Abecassis, M., Benjamin, D., & Tessier, L. (2009). Clear Blood. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 7, 68+.
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Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra,
Non-Profit Business Plan for Care on the Horizon
Imagine a community of elderly people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Now imagine that each and every one of them must provide for themselves and their health care by leaving their homes and making a difficult trek to the local health care facility, where they will have to wait in line, sometimes for hours, before they can be quickly seen and just as quickly dispatched back home. What an exhausting way to live -- especially in one's old age, when retirement is supposed to be a more pleasant and less fatiguing way of life.
Such communities exist all over the nation but especially in NY. In many cases, there is no one who can properly look after such people, at least not in the traditional sense, where home care is a natural and effective remedy to such situations. Fortunately, our organization has…
Kemper, P. (1992). The use of formal and informal home care by the disabled elderly.
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New Faith Family Center
Of the many programs and services offered by The Capital City escue Mission the one program that I would like to focus on is The New Faith Family Center. This program is a yearlong residential, transitional program consisting of four phases to help up to 35 women and their children change old patterns and transform their lives. Women and children are welcomed in an atmosphere that reflects the love of Christ. Every Family is provided with a comfortable apartment while they focus on life changes. This program includes: Educational/Career development, Employment readiness, Counseling, Life skills/Addiction ecovery, Parenting skills / Anger management, Health Care and Child care. The program uses data and performance measurement tools to evaluate and improve the regional systematic and programmatic responses to individual and family homelessness, unemployment and overall need for assistance. The program also teaches individuals and families the skills to survive…
Calysn, R.J., Morse, G.A., Klinkenberg, W.D., Yonker, R.D., & Trusty, M.L. (2002). Moderators and mediators of client satisfaction in case management programs for clients with severe mental illness. Mental Health Services Research, 4(4), 267 -- 275.
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Helfrich, CA & Fogg, LF (2007) Outcomes of a Life Skills Intervention for Homeless
Does Having a New Black President
Make it Easier for Minorities to Advance to Leadership Roles in Business?
"Excuse me, sir. I'm looking for the Color Line. ould you know where I can find it?" (Miller)
The United States has made great strides in regard to minority relations by electing its first black president. By today's standard, minority entails many different things such as classifying by nationality, race, religious preference, physical disability, gender or sexual preference. Throughout history, there have been many great leaders who came from their respective minority groups. For example, few people are aware of the fact that the Roman Empire had black emperors and even less know that one of them, Septimius Severus, through his legislative changes to military pay scales and community control laws, may not only have been the greatest black emperor, he may actually have been the most influential Roman emperor…
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Outsourcing and Globalization
Many public and nonprofit managers and leaders are seeking innovative solutions to minimize the costs of operations while providing quality public services. One way to do this is through domestic and offshore outsourcing. Organizations operating globally must ensure that managers and leaders continuously hone communication and leadership skills to work effectively with different cultures. Leaders involved in domestic contracting must also learn new skills in order to achieve desired results from outside entities. In this Discussion, you will consider various implications that outsourcing and globalization have on public and/or nonprofit leaders.
Write a description of at least three implications of outsourcing and/or globalization for public and/or nonprofit managers and leaders. Provide specific examples.
One of the primary benefits conveyed through outsourcing for international organizations is the diversity of perspective it can bring. Global nonprofits must address the needs of an increasingly diverse population…
video was the working poor and food insecurity and how this group is being excluded from access to the food they need to live healthy lives.
Explain which conceptual framework applies to the major issue you selected.
Food insecurity tends to exclude some demographic group from the same level that exists for other groups which can be conceptualized as existing along a continuum ranging from transitory insecurity to chronic food insecurity (Concepts of food security, 2016). This continuum is comprised of four main dimensions as follows: (a) physical availability of food; (b) economic and physical access to food; (c) food utilization; and (d) stability of these dimensions over time (Concepts of food security, 2016). Therefore, the issue of the working poor and food insecurity can be evaluated in terms of these four dimensions and how they operate to exclude the working poor from these four dimensions compared to mainstream society.…
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Strategic Planning for Intermountain Healthcare
In the hope of bringing hope and a better life for people who cannot afford standard healthcare, the medics have come up with a medical institution that offers voluntary medical services. This institution was brought out to help the people who come from low-income families to access medical attention just like the rest of the citizens. Intermountain Healthcare Hospital was established this way. In the present, the hospital is offering services that touch on all potential ailments affecting the people. There is a growing need among all the citizens to have an established service charter that favors their existence as patients. Notably, better terms of service have been attained with the continued presence of the facility of the hospital. This hospital serves all the patients regardless of the class they belong on a free basis. He American government under the leadership of President Barack Obama…
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Joint Commission is an independent, non-profit making and a private sector organization in the United States which generates a huge financial surplus annually. The organization operates various accreditation programs for a particular fee to subscriber hospitals and other health care organizations in America. Currently, the Joint Commission accredits and certifies over 19,000 health care programs and organizations in the United States. The accreditation and certification of this organization is recognized throughout the country as a symbol of quality representing an organization's commitment to attain certain standards ("About the Joint Commission" par, 1). The organization also provides certification to over 1000 disease specific care programs, basic stroke centers and health care staffing services. Currently, the Joint Commission is America's oldest and largest organization that sets standards and offer accreditation programs in the health care sector ("Joint Commission FAQ Page" par, 1).
Mission of the Joint Commission:
The declared mission of the…
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The use of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) has sent a poor message to nursing professionals. In general, the medical establishment has used UAPs in ways that have disregarded the principles of the nursing practice and that have demeaned the value that nurses provide. Rather than showing a willingness to compensate nurses for years of training and performing a demanding job, health care institutions attempted to replace nurses with UAPs without regard to the welfare of the patient.
The misuse of UAPs rather than the use of UAPs is a having a tremendous negative impact on the nursing profession. Of major concern is the increasing use of UAPs to perform services that should be restricted to licensed professionals. y placing untrained, non-credentialed individuals in a position that affects the patient's health, public protection is being sacrificed for increased profits. UAPs should play a role in providing support services to…
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Strategic planning process assists organizations chart a course for accomplishing its goals and objectives. The process starts with reviewing the organization's current operations and identifying operational areas that warrant improvement in the upcoming year (Bryson, 2011). From here, planning entails envisioning the outcomes the organization desires to attain and identifying the steps appropriate for realizing the desired success. This paper offers a realistic understanding of the ethical, cultural and financial pros and limitations of implementing a strategic planning process.
From a financial perspective, the strategic planning process ensures an efficient use of resources (Ljoljic, Buchmeister, & Katalinic?, 2003). egardless of their sizes or industry, organizations always encounter the problem of limited resources. The strategic planning process offers the information that leaders need to make effective decisions regarding resource allocation approaches that enable the organization to attain its objectives. This leads to maximum productivity and resources are not wasted on projects…
Bryson, J. M. (2011). Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations a Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass Publishers. Http://Site.Ebrary.Com/Id/10114175.
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military imparts in an individual many important qualities that they carry out into the real world. These qualities are leadership, versatility, character, among others. The military is an excellent place to learn, to grow, and to better one's self. Many people have had long and successful careers that they earned only through being in the military. It teaches a person the importance of hard work, communication, and bravery.
The military allows for transition into a multitude of careers, especially career in the government. And in sectors where leadership skills are rare and sought after, the military prepares one to establish a secure foothold in these areas. Non-for-profits, volunteer organizations, and businesses all require strong and fearless leaders with clear direction and focus. The military offers exactly what a person needs early on to achieve anything they set out for. Six sections will be examined to show just how military lessons…
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Many companies these days have started to engaged themselves in different activities and programs that would benefit the needy and their communities. Programs such as collection of donations, either in the form of money, foods, clothing, and other useful materials such as books, from employees are the most common activities in corporate volunteer programs. Such goods that were collected are oftentimes distributed to unfortunate families. eing a volunteer program, employees are usually asked to volunteer their selves to be a part of non-profit organizations that will provide service to different communities.
With the emergence of volunteer programs in many companies, it is essential to learn and understand effective strategies when creating corporate volunteer organizations. In the following section, steps on how to develop a corporate volunteer program shall be discussed.
Developing a Corporate Volunteer Program
Pancer, aetz, and Rog have a very good article on developing a corporate volunteer…
Top Ten Tips for Developing a Successful Corporate Volunteer Program.
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The enablers include the competence of the people, the culture of the corporation, internal development, worker engagement, efficient and effective communication, and innovative learning.
Becker, B. & Gerhart, B. (1996). The impact of human resource management on organizational performance: progress and prospects. Academy of Management Journal, 39 (4), pp. 779-801.
The research attempts to advance debates on a nascent link between the human resource systems and the strategic impact of human resource management (HRM) decisions on performance outcomes. The implications of 'best practice' for HR system structure and effects are extensively discussed to literally build the ground of the organizational value creation. Nonetheless, researchers need to give careful thought to the meaning of HR measure at the corporate level because HR practices usually different across business units and facilities within a corporation, particularly as diversification and size increase.
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Shackleton-Jones, N. 2003. 'Blended Learning at Siemens: A Training Manager's View'.
Article in TrainingZone.
In this article, Shackleton-Jones briefly describes the various training needs that are necessary behind the use of blended learning approach.
appreciative inquiry, action research and process consultation, a high level of participation among the members of the system desiring change is important. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that the consultant is an outsider, and as such cannot know everything about the organization. The internal stakeholders are critical to understanding the issues and dynamics at work within the organization. The second reason is that all organizational change efforts require a high level of cooperation from the internal stakeholders. Ultimately, it is the people within the company that need to implement the ideas, and without their buy-in it will be all but impossible to effectively bring about organizational change. By involving them through a high level of participation in the process, they are aware of what is going on throughout the process, have an opportunity to have their say and to influence the process. Ultimately, when…
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Most firms will also reward good values such as honesty, commitment, and good relations with customers.
While in most cases, employees will develop positive feelings about internal equity if they feel they are being paid fairly depending on how perfectly reward management works in the organization, but there is always a time when they will compare their salaries with those of others in the industries. This gives rise to the question of external competitiveness. What is the guarantee that an employee will not leave an organization when he learns that other firms are paying hire for the same job and title? In today's dynamic world, no such guarantees exist and retention can become a problem if employees find it easier to switch jobs. It is thus important to take external competitiveness into consideration as well.
In order to remain externally competiveness, organizations normally depend on wage and salary surveys that…
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NOT FO POFIT Management
The organization chosen for this current study is the Family Christian Association of America, located in Miami, Florida. This organization has managed to utilize the espoused theory in a positive way. Often organizations will state that they will do or are doing a specific task that in fact is not being completed under the necessary specifications of the organization. The FCAA website (http://www.fcaafamily.org/about.shtml) supports and affirms that this is a nonprofit organization that stands by their word and has proof of what is occurring as well as what they have to offer. The mission and vision of FCAA is clear and concise, along with the support of links, photos etc. that show how funds are being used and what services are being offered to the community serviced. The nonprofit in question manages to portray their core values in the work they do for the…
Form 990 OMB No 1545-0047, IRS Website Revenue Section § (2009).
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Leadership & Responsibility
hapter 27 covers the principal tax requirements for not-for-profit entities. There are several issues that affect not-for-profits, including tax status, filing requirements, state tax reporting issues, donor-advised funds and restrictions. Every organization needs to pass a test to become a charitable organization-based for tax purposes. This is to ensure that only charitable ventures receive tax exempt status, to avoid having for-profit entities defraud the American people. Private foundations are subject to different taxation than public charities, and these taxes include on sponsorship and unrelated business income, and also investment income. It is legal obligation for managers to understand the tax status of their organization and file/pay taxes according to the laws surrounding that status. Most charitable organizations also need to meet the conditions of that status, including the prohibition on lobbying and political activity.
E-commerce is an emerging field for charitable organizations, because it creates new means…
Chapter 28 covers auditing. A special type of audit is the A-133 audit, which the author outlines in detail and differentiates from a financial statement audit. Some findings need to be reported, and most auditor findings should be addressed by management because they represent something that is wrong with the financials of the organization.
Chapter 29 covers bookkeeping. As with accounting, there are different types of bookkeeping as well. The first of these is the simplest, cash-basis bookkeeping. Cash basis is a simple ledger that tracks cash transactions. Every transaction has an offsetting credit and debit. This allows every movement of cash to be understood, so that all expenses and sources of revenue are known. A trial balance is basically a cash-basis balance sheet.
A checkbook system is a fairly informal type of bookkeeping. The author argues that this system is familiar because everybody keeps a personal checkbook, but in 2014 that maybe needs to be updated, because today we need to learn these principals. The checkbook system is simply to record each disbursement and every time money comes in, simply noting where it came from or where it went. When this process becomes more formal and the information is tabulated at the end of the year, this becomes a bookkeeping system. Bookkeeping systems are still cash accounting, but a more formalized type than the checkbook system. The ethical leader will need to ensure that there are controls on cash disbursements, which is something that can be done with a bookkeeping system that records all transactions, especially all cash transactions and properly accounts for the sources and disbursements of cash.