BUS 518 UOP Course Homework Aid Week 1 Discussion 1
Examples of Leaders. Please respond to the following:
Provide two examples of current leaders and describe how they demonstrate their leadership characteristics. What separates these characteristics from management techniques? How effective are actions by project managers (or individuals in other business leadership positions) in accomplishing company objectives?
BUS 518 Week 1 Discussion 2
Leadership Styles. Please respond to the following:
The five types of leadership styles are most applicable in certain situations. Discuss the applicability of each of the five types in project leadership situations and its usefulness in ...view middle of the document...
Please respond to the following:
Describe the behaviors of leaders modeling excellence. How do you assess excellence and how does that inspire you to perform at a higher level?
BUS 518 Week 4 Discussion 1
Channeling Motivation. Please respond to the following:
Comment on the following: “Project management has been linked to herding cats.” What challenges do you foresee in motivating others to work together to complete the project?
Argue the importance of project teams setting their own project plans.
BUS 518 Week 4 Discussion 2
Team Temperaments. Please respond to the following:
Determine how you as a project leader would handle having four team members with four different, distinct temperaments.
In the current business world, team projects are commonplace. Discuss the strategies you as a leader would implement in team decision making. Create a methodology that you would follow. Discuss the expectations of each step.
BUS 518 Week 5 Discussion 1
Project Initiating. Please respond to the following:
You are the project leader for organizing your community’s Fourth of July celebration parade this year. In previous years, the parade has been well attended and a favorite community project. The previous project leaders are no longer available and you must begin this project with no expertise or guidance. Determine what steps you would take to initiate the project and include how your leadership style would predict your actions.
BUS 518 Week 5 Discussion 2
Project Planning. Please respond to the following:
Now that your parade project has been initiated, describe planning steps you will follow.
Explain how you would vary your leadership style to ensure that the project is planned adequately.
BUS 518 Week 6 Discussion 1
Changing Views. Please respond to the following:
Consider the following situation: Key participants on your project management team were surveyed. The following are their responses.
Do you think most people want to do a good job? No
Do you believe most people are motivated by pay or the work itself? Pay
Do you trust most people to keep on working even if you aren’t around? No
Do you think most people are pretty “straight” with you, or that most of them have hidden agendas that they are trying to advance? Hidden agendas
Do you believe that you must protect yourself from political maneuvering by other would-be managers? Yes
Do you think people will take advantage of you if they get a chance? Yes
Do you think you can depend on most workers to do what they say they will do? No
What strategies would you use to change the project team member’ negative view of people? How would you know when their views had changed?
BUS 518 Week 6 Discussion 2
Leading New Technology. Please respond to the following:
New software has been purchased to reduce time in calculating customers’ accounts. Establishing rapport and effective communications with all team members is of...