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“The use of power is an indication of the failure of authority.” Discuss.

“The use of power is an indication of the failure of authority.” Discuss.

1000 words
1. An essay does not need: contents page, headings, sub-headings, or appendices;
2. I expect between 10 and 20 references to be cited;
3. There is no limit on the percentage of words you can quote from articles, but remember using other authors’ words do not score as highly as your own words based on a critical discussion of various authors’ work;
4. A good essay is one which is predominantly your own words, with reference to the theory/literature. You should not need to describe the theories you include, this should be obvius from your narrative. For example, if you were writing about motivation, you might write along the following lines:
“There are two broad categories of motivation; ‘content’ theories focus on what motivates employees (Herzgerg, 1959; Maslow, 1943; Alderfer, 1972). In contrast ‘process’ theories focus on ‘how’ employees are motivated; these include expectancy theory (Vroom, 1964; Porter and Lawler, 1968) and equity theory (Adams, 1963).”
There are six references in this passage (45 words) and you could then go on to discuss the significance of the two approaches and conclude which is the most convincing.
In order to write critically you need to compare/contrast competing views/theories and compare theory with practice. You then drawn concludsions based on your discussion (the evidence). For example:
“Although Herzberg (1959) argues that money is not a motivator, it just achieves movement, many organisations use pay as a means of motivation people to join the organisation and to work hard. For example, during the recent financial crisis, banks argued that bonuses were necessary to attract the calibre of executives necessary to run these organisations effectively. This is in line with expectancy theory (Porter and Lawler, 1968) which argues that different individuals respond to different motivational outcomes; some intrinsic, others extrinsic”.
In this paragraph there are 82 words which compare/contrast theory and examples.

week 5/Global Strategy, Transnational Strategy, or Multidomestic Strategy).

week 5/Global Strategy, Transnational Strategy, or Multidomestic Strategy).

Order Description
Goal: Locate and review three websites that inform you about Crafting Strategies for international markets, or multi-business companies, or diversified companies. You may elect to review websites of specific companies themselves, but it must be clear that there is a global element to the company. To verify: The point is to showcase three different websites that demonstrate any one (or more) of the ?Three Approaches for Competing Internationally? (Figure 7.2). What company or companies you select is secondary.

Instructions: Using the course textbook as a chief resource, locate three websites in order to complete the goal stated above?international strategic planning. You may also benefit from conducting your own Internet search of international marketing strategies. Write a 600-750 word paper as a memorandum of discovery. No particular format will be observed for this paper, but organize your writing into three sections that review each of the three websites, and then write a fourth concluding section that summarizes what you gleaned from this investigation. The summary conclusion should put together the benefit of the whole experience. [Note: Keep in mind that this assignment is not aimed at reviewing articles in websites, but rather, the company websites themselves, and the international strategies that they describe.]

How To Review Websites For This Assignment:
? Summarize the overriding purpose/thesis of each website. What is the essential message of the site? Provide a link (or address) for each website reviewed.
? Describe what appears to be the crafted strategy based on what you are informed by the textbook (Global Strategy, Transnational Strategy, or Multidomestic Strategy). Be as clear on this point as possible, and make sure that you identify the global involvement mentioned in each website. (If no global strategy is mentioned, then you should avoid that website source.)
? Discuss the material in the website in light of your understanding and outside research related to the material presented on the site. Do you agree or disagree with what the website presents?
? What do you, the student, benefit from having viewed/examined this website?
? After discussing each of the three websites, write a summary that combines what you learned from the experience. Present your own views. First person is accepted for this assignment.

Introduction to management and Leadership 4th Year

Introduction to management and Leadership 4th Year
Order Description
Write the essay on Irish Content. Psychiatric/Mental health Content in Ireland.
Question:
Choose a report from one of the following:
Health Information and Quality Authority: Inspection Reports.
OR

Mental Health Commission, Inspections of Mental Health Services Reports.

After you have Identified an inspection report analyse it with a focus on management and Leadership issues in Nursing and their implications for practice. Include in your answer a critique on elements of the report that may impact on the scope of nursing practice. Identify any personal or professional development needs for future nursing practice from your analysis of the report and study of relevant literature.

Guidelines:
(1) Choose a relevant report from Psychiatric/Mental Health area of practice.
(2) Identify particular areas of interest to nurses.
(3) Focus on those elements that concerns nurses rather than other health professionals.
(4) You can choose to divide your answer into sections such as Management and Leadership, Scope of Nursing, Personal and Professional Development.
(5) The assignment should NOT be a description of report it is CRITICAL discussion making reference to the report.
(6) Include reference to appropriate nursing literature.
(7) Include a COPY of relevant sections ONLY of your chosen report in your appendices.
PLEASE NOTE: Please write it on Irish Health content of either of the reports.
Also please include a copy of relevant sections ONLY of your chosen report in the appendices.
Please include references.

Arts and Design

Arts and Design
Question:Define your chosen specialist area (my area is art)and discuss the work of one or two artists/designers (Damien Hirst and Banksy)in relations to your definition?

Attention:Write these artists/designers(Damien Hirst and Banksy)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Hirst..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy
DO NOT write introduction?
Structure:

analysis of an interation

analysis of an interation
Order Description
This conversation was taped between my friend Christine and me on October 16th, 2015.
Me: Christine, I need you. Please help me! (Sounds like Anxious)
Christine: Hi, Echo, what’s wrong with you?
Me: The first draft of my resume will due next Monday. But I don’t know how to write the resume. Can you help me?
Christine: My friend, I think your internship professor has already taught you how to write resume. Why would you still have problems?
Me: Yep, my internship professor John taught in class how to write resume. But…my situation is I have no work experience and just have some volunteer experience on campus.I didn’t work during my four-year university studies. I cannot find a job with no work experience.
Christine: I know you graduated from business administration with finance concentration. Do you try to find some entry jobs like junior financial analysist?
Me: Yes, I have tried. But for the junior financial analysist, companies need more than 1year experience. But I don’t have. I don’t know what I can do during my internship. And I don’t know how to write my resume?
Christine: Did you talk to John your situation?
Me: Yep, I have already talked to John my situation. He suggested me to try to find some entry level jobs. But I still cannot find.
Christine: Wait, wait. You told me that you did an internship job at Bank of China this summer in China right? Why would you find a bank teller job? You have some skills in banking.
Me: Oh, you are right. I totally forgot I did an internship in Bank of China. Christine, my friend, can you give me some suggestions about how to classify my skills for applying bank teller job?
Christine: No problem. You can write your resume based on skills based since you have no work experience. For bank tellers, you shouldhave those basic skills like customer service, communication and the basic banking service skills. You can write your resume like that.
Me: I got it. Thanks a lot my dear friend! I know how to write my resume. I ask you drink a coffee later.
Christine: No worries. If you still have some questions please feel free to ask me.
How many of the principles of supportive communication did you use? Explain.
Were there any of the principles that you could have used but did not? Explain.
How effective were you at using the principles of supportive communication?
HINTS: Principles of supportive communication:
Being Descriptive
• 1.Descriptive communication is designed to reduce a defensive reaction
• Recommended approach
• describe objectively your observation of the event
• describe your reaction or the reaction of others’ to the behavior
• suggest an acceptable alternative
Being Problem Oriented
• Problem-oriented communication focuses on:
• problems and solutions rather than on a person’s traits (link problems to accepted standards or expectations)
• behaviors or events (it is easier to change a behaviour than it is to change an attitude or a belief)
Being Validating
• Validating communication helps people feel recognized, understood, accepted, and valued
• .How to validate
• Ask for opinions, suggestions, or ideas from subordinates
• Be willing to learn from others and be open to new experiences
• Give everyone an opportunity toparticipate
• Identify areas of agreement before moving on to something else
• Acknowledge the value of the other person to you or the organization
Specific statements
• identify something that can be understood and acted upon
• avoid extremes and absolutes as well as either-or statements.
• Comments should focus on items a person has control over
Conjunctive
• Conjunctive communication is joined to previous messages and allows the conversation to flow smoothly
• Examples:
• not dominating the conversation
• asking questions related to prior comments
• waiting for a sentence to be completed before responding.
Being a Listener
• Listening is not about waiting for the person speaking to stop so you can begin
• You are listening for understanding

How to listen supportively
• Four types of responses
– Advising
– Deflecting
– Probing
– Reflecting
Advising
• Advisingresponses provide advice, personal opinion, or instructions
• Advising responses are appropriate when the listener has the expertise or the individual needs direction

Probing
• Probing responses ask questions or seek more information
– Elaboration is used to acquire more information
– Clarification is used when the message is unclear or ambiguous
– Repetition works best when the individual is avoiding the topic or hasn’t answered the question
– Reflection is used to encourage the individual to continue

Please use the hintsI provided to you. Write a paragraph to answer the three questions above. Be careful, I just need you to analyze the principle of supportive communication I used during the conversation.

http://hrexpertblogging.com/2013/08/27/what-is-supportive-communication/
hope this website will help you

Precis #2 Paul Peterson and The X-Files

Precis #2 Paul Peterson and The X-Files

Paper details:
Read the Peterson.pdf file that I have attached and follow the instructions on the Short+Papers.docx file ive attached to complete a precis based off the reading. There is an example of a precis in the Short+Papers.docx file. Our teacher told us to think of the following questions when writing a precis: What is the topic? What is the authors main thesis/statement? What is the purpose/aim of the work? Why is the work important? What methods or approaches does the author use? What are the results, insights, or conclusions of the author/work? What key terms or concepts are used? what examples are used? All in all its an authors arguments and how they are supported with analysis of evidence… USE THE TEXT ATTACHED ONLY WITH IN-TEXT CITATIONS… No works cited needed since only using Peterson.pdf file.

Research Eco-justice

Research Eco-justice

Paper details:
Instructions Read about the Stern Review. The report was given in the U.K. in October of 2006. Among the many important findings of this report is #5 “The impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed – the poorest countries and people will suffer earliest and most – and if, and when the damages appear, it will be too late to reverse the process…” For this assignment we will be researching the unequal distribution of negative environmental impacts created by the wealthiest companies and countries and felt by the people in the developing world. Once again we will be exploring the responsibilities that corporations should have in mitigating, cleaning up, and avoiding these impacts. Research a case where corporations and industrialized countries benefited at the expense of the people and/or the environment in developing nations. Examples include: •The severe health issues in the oil fields in Africa •Floods in Bangladesh due to climate change •Toxic waste disposal •Start smoking campaigns in the developing world Pick one that interests you. Search using the terms “environmental justice,” “intergeneration equity,” and “eco-justice” to learn more about this issue and to find further examples. Note: In doing this research you might find extreme or contradictory ideas, so be sure to access several resources to get a broader sense of what we are talking about here. Write a 3-paragraph position statement, approximately 400 words. •In the first paragraph describe the problem, being sure to cite references where appropriate. •The second paragraph should describe what role you feel that corporations have for addressing this issue, be specific as to which companies. In addition, you should talk about who else, in your opinion, should be responsible for these issues. •The final paragraph should address what you think should be done to address this problem in the future, by local communities, companies, industries, countries, world bodies, or anyone else that you feel is appropriate. This statement should have an emphasis on what needs to be changed in the system that produced these impacts. Three paragraphs on this topic is harder than it at first appears. Be sure to be succinct but thorough. After the three paragraphs cite all references

This paper reflects my first order"This is a reflection paper of the Veterans interview.

This paper reflects my first order”This is a reflection paper of the Veterans interview.

Paper details:
YOUR ORAL HISTORY PROJECT REFLECTION ESSAY The goals of this “bottom-line” history project are: 1) to introduce you to effective communications through the experience of conducting an interview with a person who was an actual participant in a historical period, 2) to familiarize you with the customary array of tools employed by historians to produce a historical work, and 3) to challenge you to identify and address elements of civic and personal responsibility revealed to you by your interviewee’s experiences and insights. Verbal, written, and visual communication are principal tools for this purpose. You should answer the following questions as you would any college-level academic writing endeavor you produce: with mature, thoughtful prose, correct spelling, and proper punctuation. The required minimum length of your essay is 750 words of 12-point, double-spaced text, with standard margins as set by the MLA style manual. 1). Discuss the impact, change or effect that the interview had on your knowledge or understanding of the historical period experienced by your interviewee. Give specific examples. 2). Prior to conducting your interview, what was your understanding of how scholars create historical studies? Explain how your interview experience altered or influenced that understanding. 3). What have you learned from your interview about how the contributions of one individual can impact the well-being of various communities such as a neighborhood, school, church, town/city, state, and/or nation? How has this project impacted your understanding of the importance of becoming involved in order to make life better for you and those around you? 4). What example(s) can you identify from your interviewee’s experiences that illustrate challenging ethical decisions they faced and their efforts to find a solution? How might you deal with a similar situation and what impact do you think this might have on the fundamental principles that guide you in life? 5). Identify lessons you learned from the interview and its historical content that pertain to your own life and role as a daily participant in today’s ongoing history of the U.S. 6). What most surprised you about the interviewee’s answers to your questions? What unexpected things did you learn?

Interviewing a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. As though I was actually interviewing a Veteran.

Interviewing a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. As though I was actually interviewing a Veteran.

Paper details:
VETERANS INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE NOTE: It is important that you familiarize yourself with these questions BEFORE you show up at the interview! Print this form off to take to the interview. Also save this form to your computer so you can type in the answers you gain in your interview. This form should be typed before you submit to me as an attachment. PART ONE: REQUIRED DATA ABOUT THE INTERVIEW This information frames the interview and gives future readers the “who, what, when and where” of your interview. Unlike the rest of the interview process, this is required information, so it is important to collect it at the beginning of the interview. Here is the required information you should collect at the beginning of your interview: NOTE: PLEASE RESPECT THE SECURITY OF YOUR INTERVIEWEE’S INFORMATION AND DO NOT ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS A HOME ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESSES, OR NAMES OF OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS 1). Your (the “interviewer’s”) name. 2) The name of the person you are interviewing (the “interviewee”). 3). The date, town, and state where the interview is being given. 4). That the interview is being conducted for the 2014 Richland Oral History Project. Using the above information, the interview should always begin your interview with an introduction along these lines: “This is (YOUR name) and I am interviewing (The INTERVIEWEE’s name) on veterans’ experiences as part of the 2014 Richland Oral History Project. This interview took place on (Give the date) at (Give the location).” NOTE: the text in red in the following questionnaire is provided for you, the interviewer, as information to guide your questions, and are NOT a part of the interview question. You will then introduce the person you are interviewing by asking them to provide the following information: 5). Please state your date and place of birth 6). What were your parents’ occupations and the number and gender of their children (the interviewee’s brothers and sisters). Note: avoid asking for their specific names for privacy reasons 7). What were the dates of your service, and in what branch did you serve? 8). What was the highest rank you achieved? 9). Please tell me what you were doing before you entered the service. 10). Did you have any other members of your family serve in the military? Below are a series of topics for questions that are designed to help the person you interview tell their story. This does not have to be followed exactly, but is an outline that you may find helpful. While these are framed to give a relatively comprehensive coverage of the military experience your interviewee should always be allowed to tell the story in their own way if they so desire. REMEMBER: KEEP THE CONVERSATIONAL TONE INFORMAL AND FRIENDLY, LIKE A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO NEW FRIENDS! FOR YOUR PART, ENCOURAGE THEM TO TALK, TO EXPLAIN THINGS IN GREATER DETAIL, TO EXPAND BEYOND THESE BASIC QUESTIONS BELOW AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. BE ENTHUSIASTIC AND INTERESTED IN WHAT YOUR INTERVIEWEE HAS TO SAY! PART TWO: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Enlistment and Training 1). How did you enter the service? (it would be either by enlisting, or being drafted) 2). (ASK THIS IF THE VETERAN ENLISTED) What were the reasons that caused you to enlist? 3). (ASK THIS IF THE VETERAN ENLISTED) What was the reason you chose the specific branch of service you enlisted in? 4). (ASK THIS IF THE VETERAN ENLISTED) Did you enlist for specific training? (IF THE ANSWER IS “YES”) Why did that M.O.S. appeal to you? (an M.O.S. is the specific military title for various service-related occupations: mechanic, infantryman, pilot, etc.) 5). What was your occupational specialty (their M.O.S.) in the service? 6). Please describe for me what it was like adapting to military life: What were the challenges of basic training? What was barracks life like? How was military food? What kind of social life was there on post? What did you think about being separated from home and friends? Experiences After Training 1). Where were your permanent duty stations during your enlistment? 2) What units were you assigned to at those locations, and what was your job/assignment at each of them? 3). If you served during wartime, which in which war(s) did you serve? (WWII, Korea, The Cold War 1945-1992, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf/Afghanistan) (NOTE: IF A VETERAN WAS ON ACTIVE DUTY DURING ANY WARTIME PERIOD, WHETHER THEY WERE IN A COMBAT UNIT OR A NON-COMBAT ONE, THEY ARE STILL CONSIDERED TO HAVE SERVED IN THAT WAR) 4). Did you see combat during your enlistment? (If the answer is NO, SKIP TO QUESTION 6) 5). (IF A COMBAT VET) I realize that it is often difficult to describe combat experiences, but if you are willing, please share with me those that you wish to be a part of this interview. (IF THE VET IS WILLING TO TALK, TRY AND GET AS MUCH DETAIL AS THEY ARE WILLING TO RELATE ABOUT THEIR POSTINGS AND THE COMBAT ENGAGEMENTS THEY WERE IN. NO DETAIL IN THIS CATEGORY IS TOO INSIGNIFICANT, INCLUDING WHAT IT WAS LIKE IN A COMBAT ZONE EVEN WHEN THE BULLETS WEREN’T FLYING!) 6). Tell me all about your most memorable non-combat experiences during your career as a serviceman (or woman)? 7) Please tell me what medals or citations you were awarded during your service career. Active-Duty Service Life 1). How did you stay in touch with your family? 2). What was the food like? 3). How did you feel about the support for you and your comrades by Americans back at home? 4). Was there something special you did for “good luck”? 5). How did you and your friends entertain themselves? 6). What did you do when on leave? 7). Please tell me about any particularly humorous or unusual events that you experienced during your time in the service. 8). What were some of the pranks that you or others would pull on each other? 9). Do you have any photographs or souvenirs from your time in the service that you would like to show me? (Note: do not ask to keep any photos or other souvenirs that the interviewee shows you!) 10). (IF PHOTOGRAPHS) Who are the people/things/location in the photographs? 11.) What did you think of your officers and sergeants? 12) What did you think of your fellow soldiers in general? 13). Who of your fellow soldiers left a particularly memorable impression on you? (IF THERE ARE ANY THE VETERAN IDENTIFIES) Please tell me about them. 14). Did you keep a personal diary while you were in the service? After Service 1). What did you go on to do as a career after you left the service? 2). Did your military experience influence your thinking about war or about the military in general? 3}. Are you in a veteran’s organization? (IF THEY ARE IN ONE) What kinds of activities does your post or association have? 4). Please tell me how your service experiences have affected your life The Final Question 1). Is there anything you would like to add that we have not covered in this interview?

Diet Analysis Project

Diet Analysis Project
Order Description
4. Evaluate your food intake. Examine all 3-Day Average reports which you printed and compare your actual intake with your DRI goals and discuss each report addressing the adequacy of all nutrients analyzed. Did you consume too little or too much of certain nutrients? For low nutrient values list specific foods which you could consume to increase these low values. For high nutrient values, check your Intake Spreadsheets to identify the food sources contributing to these high nutrient values, so that you will be able to modify them in the future. Suggest changes that are feasible for you or state why change is not needed.

Review your Intake Spreadsheets. Did the calories or nutrient composition of any food you consumed surprise you; e.g., too many calories, too much fat, too much sodium, etc.

Furthermore, indicate the factor or factors that influenced your selection of the specific food you ate. For example, if you ate a candy bar before your evening class, did you choose it because you passed the vending machine on your way to class, or because you didn’t have enough money to buy something else, or you were stressed and candies always make you feel better, etc. Are you reading food labels? Reflect on your overall dietary intake and indicate the most common factor influencing your food choices.

Minimum 1000 words; no points will be taken off if your evaluation is longer.

Evaluation/discussion of the 3-Day Average Reports: 36 points

Factor(s) influencing food choices: 4 points (do not make this the emphasis of your paper)

5. It is suggested to use subtitles (Intake vs. Goals Report, Macronutrient