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Assignment 1: Leadership Theories/Style

Project One: Leadership Theories/ Style

Purpose:

In the first assignment, students are given a scenario about Global Delivery Direct (GDD), a Norfolk, England medium-sized global delivery company that was started in 1968 by four college friends. . The purpose of this exercise is to see if you can identify the GDD leader in the potential candidates that will be hired to lead the new boutique services department.

Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment

use leadership theories, assessment tools, and an understanding of the role of ethics, values, and attitudes to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills

Background:

Andrew Rockfish and the co- owners have been looking for a competitive edge in the North American market that will translate well to the other divisions. A recent meeting of the owners resulted in the decision to target business organizations with custom services. This decision stems from recent feedback from customers that revealed that for GDD to anticipate the needs of their clients, suppliers and service vendors, the Company needed to decrease the turnaround time in delivery and the mailing of small packages and letters. Rockfish has decided to offer “boutique” services to its business customers. Catering to businesses will allow GDD to provide personal services that Fed Ex and UPS cannot offer. Customizing the services will allow GDD to increase prices while creating a new niche in the market. It was decided that the initial roll out of this idea would start in the US where an imminent threat from competition lies. Rockfish was on board with this idea and began a campaign with the rest of the Company to find ideas that would help encourage the new ‘Business First” strategic plan.

In response, a sales manager from the mid-west sales team brought this following idea from their brainstorming session for Rockfish’s consideration. The sales manager proposed creating several mobile packing stores that would directly bring customer service to businesses. GDD would not just pick up and deliver but they would also package. This model could be viewed as an UPS store on wheels. The team got the idea from a local delivery service that started a similar business as a Mail Store on Wheels and it seemed to be doing well. The mail company has five “Mail on Wheels” trucks and focuses on taking small business, not individuals, away from the three local UPS and Kinkos stores. After a financial review of the company, Rockfish decided to buy the business.

Adrian Cheng, a young entrepreneur who ran the business with a philosophy that “customers always get the best of our time and service”, started Mail on Wheels. Personal service, friendliness, and as much time as it takes to make the customer happy, was part of the mission statement. Employees were casually dressed and had no deadlines except those given by the customer. Cheng had approximately 45 employees and ran both day and evening shifts. He had one van that was on call 24/7. Cheng oversaw the entire operation with two assistant managers, one for the day shift and one for the evening shift. Cheng does not want to continue working once the merger takes place. Therefore, Rockfish has decided to hire a new manager for the new service products the company will offer.

Rockfish has decided that you, as a new management trainee might review some of the candidates for the job and help decide if the candidates have a leadership approach and style that fits the 21st century model that GDD is promoting in its leaders.

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparation for Writing the Assignment

Before you begin writing the report, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:

Review “How to Analyze a Case Study” under Week 4 Content. You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario focusing on using this information to determine opportunities and solve problems.

Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the report to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.

In writing this assignment, you will read and following these tasks:

Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.

Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are NOT to use contraction in writing this assignment.

You are expected to paraphrase and are NOT to use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.

You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list. Cite the page or paragraph number.

You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. No more than three (3) external resources can be used in completing the assignment. The expectation is that you provide a robust use of the course readings. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced with a page or paragraph number. No books can be used as resource documents. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper and the How to Cite and Reference file located under Week 4 content.

Step 2: How to Set Up the Report

Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. You may not exceed six (6) pages so it is important to write clearly and concisely.

Follow a report format. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/726/01/

Create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name and date;

Introduction

GDD’s Results

Candidate’s Results

GDD/ Candidates Comparison

Recommendation

Step 3: Identify GDD’s prevalent leadership theory, leadership approach and preferred leadership style.

 

Task 1: Read the course readings in weeks 1 – 4 to gain an understanding of the concepts of leadership theory, leadership approach and leadership style.

Task 2: Read the background information under each week’s course schedule and the case scenario to identify GDD’s prevalent leadership theory, leadership approach and preferred leadership style.

Task 3: Create a table that illustrates GDD’s prevalent leadership theory, leadership approach and the preferred leadership style.

Task 4: Explain the reasoning for the selection of each element within the table. You will use the course readings and the case scenario information to support the reasoning.

Step 4: Identify each candidate’s prevalent leadership theory, leadership approach and preferred leadership style.

Task 1: There are four potential candidates for the new manager position. Below is a summary of Rockfish’s interview notes for you to use in making a recommendation. Read the interview notes for each candidate.

Candidate One- Henrietta Raynard

Henrietta was the assistant to Alex Cheng. She is 28 years old and is currently finishing her degree online at . Henrietta is a business administration major. She is friendly and has a quiet demeanor. She does not tolerate much nonsense from people, hates surprises, and wants people to be brief in talking with her. Rockfish’s personal impression is that Henrietta was hesitant in joining a larger organization. She appears to like the smallness of a business and feels in control in such an environment. She liked the idea of the collaborative environment of GDD and responded well to the idea that her opinions and suggestions were always welcome. However, Henrietta expressed some concern that the youthful employees of Mail on Wheels had plenty of opinions but not a lot of discipline in their work ethic. She found that structure, procedures and rules have worked better than asking for input. When asked how her staff perceived her, she laughed and said the staff called her a “Type A.”. Then again, she indicated that to some of the people she works with, anyone who shows up for a meeting early is a “Type A.” Rockfish noted that during this statement it was only one of two times during the interview that she held his gaze for any length of time. When asked what characteristics she thought a leader needed to possess to succeed in the 21st century she replied, “…objective, practical, controlled and fair.” Raynard said her leadership style was transactional but Rockfish was not sure if it was not more authoritarian. When asked what leadership theory she thought was most likely to work in the 21st century her reply was “Great Man, because it emphasizes the characteristics of a person like honesty and trust.” Raynard’s knowledge of the business was sound but when asked if anyone could be a leader she said no. It was up to the position that a person holds. She seemed to know little about how GDD operated. When asked if she had a leadership approach she replied, “Can you clarify the question? If you mean, do I think I can l lead? Sure.” Raynard did understand that sustainability was very important to the business. She said she had some ideas about how to make the process aspect of Mail on Wheels better, more efficient while saving cost. She also thought that being eco-friendly was important but realized that was the other meaning of the word sustainability in business.

Candidate Two- Orson Hernandez

Hernandez currently manages the local Kinkos store. He has remained loyal to the company even after the merger. However, Hernandez feels that the store’s image, culture, and mission have changed dramatically since the merger. He enjoys working with a customer until they are satisfied and regrets having to short change the time he currently spends with customers. He also feels that the company culture has become more rigid. When asked what characteristics he thought a leader needed to succeed in the 21st century, he replied, “…flexible, compassionate, insightful and honest”. Hernandez seemed to understand the idea of a mobile packaging store and was aware that Cheng’s company was becoming a strong competitor for the small business customers. Asked about the idea of competitive edge he said that a leader at his level does not have to worry about competitive edge. He likes the collaborative culture at GDD and showed signs of having done his homework on the Company. He said that GDD would do well if the company made sure the new division continued the existing culture because it encouraged creativity. When asked how he created followers among his employees, Hernandez replied that he liked to use incentive motivational techniques and would sometimes empower workers if they showed an ability to manage others well. Hernandez said he was a laisse-faire leader because it encouraged freedom. His said his favorite leadership theory was contingency theory because it allowed him to approach things by the situation. He liked to agree with people and saw himself as being flexible. Hernandez said that he really did not have an approach to leadership just a style.

Candidate Three- Jonathan Livingston

Currently works for the IT department at UPS and obtained this job right after serving in the military. Livingston entered the interview room all smiles and with a firm handshake. Rockfish admitted to being impressed by the firm handshake and the constant eye contact throughout the interview. Livingston was well prepared to discuss both companies having visited both prior to the interview. Livingston had also read about GDD online and spoke with current employees. Livingston indicated that he was the team leader in his current job and was content with the organization. However, his current job does not lead him to a career position in management, which he desires. His approach to leading is to look for leadership opportunities and encourage employees to act upon them if possible. Livingston believes he is positive about the future and while he knows that GDD is searching for market share, he feels that he can bring a big picture perspective to the new company by having worked at UPS. Livingston said he sees himself as a transformational leader. He feels good leadership is about having good relationships with followers. Relationship theory seemed to make the most sense to him for the 21st century because people are responsible for making change happen as well as leading change in the future.

Candidate Four-Adrianna Coyote

Coyote went to work for GDD as a part-time employee straight out of college. She took time off to have a family but is now managing the GDD airport station at the Ontario Hub. Having read about the opportunity through the GDD’s HR division website, Coyote was excited about the possibility of moving her career forward She is quite familiar with GDD shipping methods, deadlines, culture and policies. Coyote has many innovative ideas besides the mobile vans that would promote the business boutique market. Coyote’s evaluations are superior and she works well with her team. Her colleagues indicated that she is flexible and is a “people-first” person. Her eye contact is good and she comes off as being authentic. She describes her leadership style as servant with a touch of authoritarian. The deadlines of station work require strong direction at times and she believes that she must be strict about the deadlines. However, Coyote tries to serve her people by looking at their needs and giving them a chance to be happy in their jobs. Her team seems to concur. She has little knowledge of the mobile business but has researched and looked closely at Mail on Wheels. When asked about her favorite leadership theory she replied “relationship but really servant.” The idea of having a leadership approach seemed to stump Coyote. She said, “Leaders must encourage others and to seek ways for the company to do well.”

Task 2: Create a table that illustrates each candidate’s prevalent leadership theory, leadership approach and preferred leadership style.

Task 3: Explain the reasoning for the selection of each element within the table. Use the course readings and the case scenario information to support the reasoning.

Step 5: Compare and Contrast GDD with Candidates

You will now compare and contrast the leadership qualities that fits GDD leadership model with the leadership qualities of the four candidates.

Task 1: Identify the similarities and differences in the data in the two tables looking to see what candidate best fits the GDD leadership model.

Task 2: Use the data ascertained in comparing the two tables to complete the following rating table for the four candidates. Use a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest rating. Note that it is possible to have candidates that fall within the same category.

Candidate

1 No Fit

2 Bad Fit

3 Not Sure

4 Good Fit

5 Best Fit

Raynard

Hernandez

Livingston

Coyote

Task 3: For each candidate, explain how you arrived at the rating. Be sure to use the course reading and case scenario facts to support your conclusions reflected in the rating table.

Step 6: Recommend the candidate that best fits GDD’s leadership model

Rockfish is depending on you to recommend the best candidate for the position. Review the information from the prior steps.

Task 1: Identify the candidate that you believe best fits the GDD leadership model and explain why he or she is the best candidate for the position.

Task 2: Support the recommendation by making a comparison between GDD’s leadership model and the qualities the candidate possesses covering leadership theories, leadership approach and leadership style.

Step 7: Submit the report in the Assignment Folder.

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 2: Assessing Self

Project Two: Assessing Self

Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is for you to develop a Relationship Building Action Plan.

Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment

use leadership theories, assessment tools, and an understanding of the role of ethics, values, and attitudes to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills

develop and implement methods for establishing a constructive organizational structure and culture that fosters positive employee and employer relationships

assess the interactions between the external environment and the organization to foster responsible and effective leadership and organizational practices

Background:

After a relaxing weekend, you come to work, sit down at your desk and open your email. The following is an email to you from Andrew Rockfish:

I am sending this email to you because of the personal nature of the material contained within your next assignment. It is incumbent upon all good leaders to assess continuously their personal leadership skills, style, and approach.

You will be developing a personal relationship building assessment plan. Much like an annual doctor’s check-up, the goal of the assessment plan is to develop a procedure for evaluating the status of your personal skills, style, and attitude in your work with others. Included in the assessment plan is a review of your leadership strengths, weaknesses, results of leadership assessments, feedback methodology, attitude, and leadership style.

Relationship building is a dynamic process just as situations change so too can the people skills needed to address the situation. Periodic review of those skills will benefit you by noting weaknesses and areas of change or improvement needed in your behavior.

So, what exactly am I asking you to do that needs confidentiality? Well, your plan is going to be the result of the following hypothetical evaluation you received after your first year with GDD. Although the hypothetical evaluation could be much better, we have found that the results provide trainees the opportunity to reflect upon one’s actual results and to prepare for personal growth moving forward.

The hypothetical scenario is one in which you were promoted a year ago into a leadership position. However, the past year has proved to show several issues and the results are not at all what we were hoping for when we promoted you. Still, experience has taught us that help starts with an employee taking stock of their personal skills. Since we believe that you have the potential for being an excellent department head, we would like to take measures toward your development. Please follow the instructions below:

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparation for the Assignment

Before you begin writing the report, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:

Review “How to Analyze a Case Study” under Week 6 Content. You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario focusing on using this information to determine opportunities and solve problems.

Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the report to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.

In writing this assignment, you will read and following these tasks:

Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.

Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are NOT to use contraction in writing this assignment.

You are expected to paraphrase and are NOT to use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.

You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list. Cite the page or paragraph number.

You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. No more than three (3) external resources can be used in completing the assignment. The expectation is that you provide a robust use of the course readings. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced with a page or paragraph number. No books can be used as resource documents. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper and the How to Cite and Reference file located under Week 4 content.

Step 2: How to Set Up the Plan

Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 5-7 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page and appendix. You may not exceed seven (7) pages so it is important to write clearly and concisely.

Follow a Report Format.

Create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name and date;

Introduction

Leadership Table (make sure the tables are formatted to fit within the report and are easy to read and interpret)

Leadership Assessment

Relationship Building Action Plan

Step 3: Leadership Table

In this hypothetical scenario, the review is complete and the results of the evaluation as well as feedback from your peers and direct reports are in your hands.

The key to success in this project is to accept the “GDD Evaluation Form” contents as a real assessment of your performance at GDD for the first year’s work in this position. While the information within the form is obviously hypothetical, you must place yourself in the position and address the situation as if it were truly you.

Task 1: Carefully review the Evaluation Form and Peer/Direct Report Comments:

Task 2: Examine the comments and identify those statements that relate to the following concepts: your strengths as a leader, your weaknesses as a leader, communication skills, personality, emotional IQ, with respect to others – trust, leadership attitude, leadership style, and vision/strategic goal implementation.

Task 3: Complete the Leadership Table with the remarks you have selected.

Topic

Comment Phrase (s)

Strengths as a Leader

Weaknesses as a Leader

Communication Skills

Personality

Emotional IQ

Trust

Leadership Approach

Demonstrated Leadership Style

Vision/Strategic Goal Implementation

Task 4: Write one paragraph for each topic, relating the conclusions that you have drawn as to your effectiveness as a relationship builder over the past year. Support the conclusions/reasoning with the course readings (weeks 1 – 6). Be brutally honest with the conclusions that you draw. This is personal and means your future with GDD is on the line.

Step 4: Leadership Assessment

To ensure you have a complete picture of your leadership skills, you will need to take the following leadership assessments. If you took any of these assessments back in week 5, you may use those results but you must complete all assessments. Please be sure to include the actual results in the appendix of the plan. Note: your results are confidential.

Write a short summary of the results of each quiz or test.

Jung Personality Typology Test

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Communication Skills

Self Esteem Quiz

Are you a Leader Test

Leadership Skills

Leadership Style Quizzes

Step 5: Relationship Building Action Plan

Now that you have completed the evaluation and read the feedback comments and results from the leadership assessments, it is time to develop a plan of action for improvement. Focus on the process of how to bring about improvement rather than what you should do. What are the steps you will take to resolve the weaknesses you have? Think of the leadership action plan as a way to improve the relationship-building skills with others and influence the people within the department to accomplish the work in an efficient manner that meets organizational standards and satisfies customers.

To accomplish the action plan, you will complete the tasks listed below. Be thoughtful in your responses reflecting upon all of the input documents. In completing each task, you will formulating a thesis statement and support the reasoning with rigorous, focused thinking that demonstrates the analytical skills GDD is looking from you.

Task 1: Read all of the reports and provided information closely.

Task 2: Provide an introduction that explains why people skills are important for a leader to possess.

Task 3: Identify and discuss the people skills that are lacking in your relationship with others as demonstrated in the assessments and feedback received in Step 3.

Task 4: Explain how the missing or weak people skills are hindering your success at building relationships with followers.

Task 5: Explain the significance of the leader-follower relationship to fulfilling the strategic plan of the leader.

Task 6. Identify the one critical factor from the facts provided (aside from the weaknesses in personal skills), that will specifically affect your leader-follower relationship more than any other factor. Explain how and why this fact will affect your future if not corrected now.

Task 7: Provide at least three practical recommendations as to how you can improve the weak skills that have been identified.

Step 6: Appendix

Task 1: Use the appendix to provide the results of each of the leadership assessments.

Task 2. Make sure to label each leadership assessment.

Step 7: Review the Paper

Read the paper to ensure all required elements are present. Use the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this assignment.

Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues, and third person writing.

Read the paper aloud as a first measure;

Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a second measure;

Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;

Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement.

Step 8: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 3: 21st Century Challenges

Purpose:

The saga of Global Delivery Direct (GDD) continues in assignment 3. Students evaluate 21st century leadership challenges and relate them to the issues GDD has been experiencing.

Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment

use leadership theories, assessment tools, and an understanding of the role of ethics, values, and attitudes to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills

develop and implement methods for establishing a constructive organizational structure and culture that fosters positive employee and employer relationships

evaluate the culture and policies of an organization to recommend and implement improvements that support its vision, success, and sustainability

assess the interactions between the external environment and the organization to foster responsible and effective leadership and organizational practices

Instructions

Step 1: Preparation for Writing the Assignment

Before you begin writing the paper, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:

Review “How to Analyze a Case Study” under Week 8 Content. You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario focusing on using this information to determine opportunities and to solve problems.

Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the paper to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.

In writing this assignment, you will read and following these tasks:

Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.

Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are NOT to use contraction in writing this assignment.

You are expected to paraphrase and are NOT to use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.

You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list. Cite the page or paragraph number.

You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. No more than three (3) external resources can be used in completing the assignment. The expectation is that you provide a robust use of the course readings. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced with a page or paragraph number. No books can be used as resource documents. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper and the How to Cite and Reference file located under Week 4 content.

Step 2: How to Set Up the Paper

Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is single-spaced, single-spaced between paragraphs, 12-point font. The final product will be between 3-5 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. You may not exceed five (5) pages so it is important to write clearly and concisely.

Follow a memo format.

To:

From:

Subject:

Body

Students will also create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name; date.

Note: Students are not writing an essay paper so the assignment should reflect a memo format that is appropriate for the workplace.

Step 3: Read and use the Global Delivery Direct (GDD) Company Profile.

Step 4: Read critically and analyze the following scenario:

An emergency meeting was called in London by John Smythe Heathering, the Executive Director of Corporate Services, when the 2015 numbers came out for the business. Sales dropped 7% overall in a quarterly downward spiral with the largest portion of decline having been in the American division at 3.8%. The move to “Business First” in America prevented the loss from being as great as 6.5%. This change helped but not enough to overcome the full 6.5%. The competition continues to make inroads into the business not just in America but Asia as well.

The purpose of the emergency meeting is to discuss the decline in sales and make whatever decisions necessary to reverse the trend with immediate implementation. The question before the group is how do we reverse the downward trend? A competitive edge is necessary. As 21st century leaders, the Executive Directors realize that five challenges have to be examined if they are to find ways keep the company running at a profit. Further, they know that as company leaders they will have to lead the change required to make the recommendations work.

In the emergency meeting, the Directors decided that they needed professional help. They turn to you, a leadership consultant to help them discover ways in which they can improve sales of the company and set the company up for long-term financial health.

Step 5: Explain each leadership challenge facing the 21st century leader: adaptability, sustainability, innovation, knowledge management, and globalization and the relationship each has to developing a competitive edge in business today.

Task 1: Read the course readings on leadership challenges in the 21st century.

Task 2: Read the course readings on competitive advantage

Task 3: For each of the identified challenges, discuss the relationship each has to the 21st century businesses competitive edge.

Step 6: Evaluate GDD’s status regarding each of these challenges.

Task 1: Analyze GDD’s current business status in terms of each of the leadership challenges. Note that an analysis goes beyond making statements or regurgitating facts.

Task 2: Discuss GDD’s current business status in terms of each of the leadership challenges. Be specific in evaluating the status against each challenge. Do not expect that any one response is correct, as what is presented has to be reasonable and fit with GDD’s vision, mission and goals. Support the reasoning with rigorous, focused thinking that demonstrates the analytical skills GDD is looking from you.

Step 7: Make at least two practical recommendations for each leadership challenge that will put GDD on the path to financial success and sustainability and explain the reasoning for doing so.

Task 1: Provide a minimum of two practical recommendations for each leadership challenge. Recommendations should integrate the facts from the scenario and from the company profile and be specific to the GDD business. Do not take information from outside sources and present as though it fits the scenario.

Task 2: Make sure to use the grading rubric to complete this step.

Step 8: Select one of the challenges for which you made recommendations and explain how the Executive Directors, as change agents, will go about implementing the recommendations.

Task 1: Select one of the challenges discussed in Step 7. Explain how the Executive Directors will implement the recommendation. Make sure the explanation is well thought out and does not present what the Executive Directors should do but how they will do it. In doing so, be specific and support the reasoning with examples and be sure to use the Company information and the course readings.

Step 9: Review the Paper

Read the paper to ensure all required elements are present. Use the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this assignment.

Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues, and third person writing.

Read the paper aloud as a first measure;

Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a second measure;

Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;

Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement

Step 10: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.