Strayer JWI 505: Assignment 3 – Integrative Case

Strayer JWI 505: Assignment 3 – Integrative Case

Question

Section
Assignment: PLEASE NOTE THIS ASSIGNMENT/PAPER IS DUE IN WEEK 10 – THIS
INFORMATION IS TO HELP YOU START THINKING ABOUT AND DRAFTING YOUR PAPER

Integrative
Case
:

This
assignment will integrate what you have learned from the entire course. To
prepare, review weekly discussions, readings, lectures, and conduct independent
research to connect course concepts with relevant topics of the paper. Focus
your responses on effective business communication and ethics. Clearly
demonstrate your knowledge by formulating your response for an audience that is
not familiar with the topic.

While
the suggested paper length is in the range of 4-6 pages, you are strongly
encouraged to use personal judgment in determining the length of an effective,
comprehensive response. Provide a document that is thoughtful and
comprehensive, integrating course concepts to provide a well-supported and
practical response to the stated questions.

For
this assignment, you will take on the fictional role of a new CEO/leader for
one of the following organizations. Select the situation that reflects the
context in which you hope to lead during your career.

Option
1:
You are the new CEO of an XYZ global financial
services firm. A national investment crisis has negatively impacted this firm.
To successfully lead the XYZ firm after the investment risk crisis, you must
adopt effective communication and leadership strategies. Use this assignment to
convey what these strategies are, and how they will be implemented.

Option
2:
You are the new department manager for a
utility company, replacing a longtime manager who failed to address internal
theft and accounting indiscretions that have become public knowledge and cause
for legal action against some ex -employees. To successfully lead this
department after the crisis, you must adopt effective communication and
leadership strategies. Use this assignment to convey what these strategies are,
and how they will be implemented.

Option
3:
You are the new Lead Consultant for a well
-known consulting firm to replace a Lead Consultant who was taking money from
competing consulting firms for over pricing proposal bids and gaining
kickbacks. Junior Consultants knew something was amiss, but did not feel they
could speak up. The publicity has tarnished the reputation of the firm and
employees show lack of commitment to the firm. . To successfully lead this
consulting team after the crisis, you must adopt effective communication and leadership
strategies. Use this assignment to convey what these strategies are, and how
they will be implemented.

Specifically
address the following questions in your paper:


As a new leader you must
communicate with key stakeholders. Identify the key stakeholder groups and
their probable concerns. Describe how you will approach the communication(s) in
terms of content, tone, and channels. Include an assessment of how your DiSC
style may impact the effectiveness of your approach(es).


You are under pressure from
those that hired you to demonstrate a plan to get the firm back into good
standing with key stakeholders, including the public, investors, and others, as
appropriate. The presentation audience might be the Board of Directors, owners,
or key investors, depending on the situation selected. You decide to persuade
the audience by delivering an eight-minute presentation. Outline the key points
you plan to make and why. Explain in writing your top design and delivery
strategies and tactics, highlighting their expected effects on the audience. Be
creative!


Finally, you have a deeply
ingrained sense of integrity. You intend for the firm to operate with the same
depth of values when facing ethical dilemmas. Describe three key areas you would
focus on to influence the values of the firm, and explain the actions you would
take to apply those values.

Grading
for this assignment will be based on answer quality and focus,
logic/organization of the paper, and communication skills, using the following
rubric.

Strayer JWI 505: Assignment 3 – Integrative Case
Strayer JWI 505: Assignment 3 – Integrative Case