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Write a minimum of 200 words response to each post below. Reference minimum of 2

Write a minimum of 200 words response to each post below. Reference minimum of 2 articles per post.
 
POST 1 
I chose SoftBank as the global organization to analyze for succession planning. It is a multibillion-dollar Japanese investment company that is also known for owning shares in Uber, Netflix, Facebook, and dozens of other companies (Kana, 2022). There is a very loose succession plan for the founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son. Due to the connections with other organizations through investments, leaders from other organizations like Sprint, Vision Fund, and Goldman Sachs were perceived to be candidates to take over the company, though SoftBank never made announcements publicly (Kana, 2022). The leaders of those organizations have since stepped down or taken on lesser roles and are out of the running (Kana, 2022). SoftBank is struggling to find people within its own ranks to fill the CEO position as Son’s health declines because no one has the skillset needed (Kana, 2022). Over the past few years, as recently as 2016, there was a plan to have leaders like Google executive, Nikesh Arora, take over SoftBank, but the relationship soured when Son decided to remain head of the company (Kana, 2022).
It is as if there is no plan at all for succession and now the organization is floundering attempting to fit someone into the position as quickly as possible. Son is clearly not ready to give up his power as the leader because he has not partnered with anyone to teach them the culture or strategy of the business. Tarique and Weisbord (2018) indicate that there are many approaches and systems that are emerging in the global leadership field for succession planning. SoftBank ultimately has no excuse for lack of preparation. Talent retention and talent development are areas that increase employee knowledge about company practices and engage employees long enough to develop needed skills (Tarique & Weisbord, 2018). SoftBank could place focus on these strategies to development individuals within the organization rather than looking for talent outside the company. In addition, SoftBank is not focusing on the global aspect of the organization. It appears they assume they can hire anyone who holds a leadership position to replace Son. Placing emphasis on global personnel is important because there are cultural aspects leaders must understand to run a global organization (Tarique & Weisbord, 2018). This concept is especially important in Japan because Japanese companies seemed to be plagued with succession issues in general (Kana, 2022). SoftBank is not the first Japanese company to be faced with this challenge. SoftBank could also focus on formal learning of the organization where candidates understand the organizational practices (Oddou & Mendenhall, 2018)). In addition, there must be job shadowing (Oddou & Mendenhall, 2018) of CEO Son so that when the transition does take place, the organization is not uprooted by an entirely new leadership style. The lack of planning and preparation alone could ruin the company. When a new leader does take over SoftBank, the organizational culture, strategies, business practices, etc. may change because the new leader may have an entirely new vision.
Kana, I. (2022). SoftBank’s succession turmoil raises risks. FT.com. https://www.proquest.com/trade-journals/softbank-s-succession-turmoil-raises-risks/docview/2706000929/se-2.
Oddou, G. R. & Mendenhall, M. E. (2018). Global leadership development. In Mendenhall, M. E., Osland, J. S., Bird, A., Oddou, G. R., Stevens, M. J., Maznevski, M. L., & Stahl, G. K. (Eds). Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development (pp.229-269). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
Tarique, I, & Weisbord, E. (2018). The emerging field of global talent management and its implications for global leadership development. In Mendenhall, M. E., Osland, J. S., Bird, A., Oddou, G. R., Stevens, M. J., Maznevski, M. L., & Stahl, G. K. (Eds). Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development (pp.200-228). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.Post
POST 2
  
This week’s readings, and articles I read for our group projects, provide packaged solutions for succession planning. These articles present perfect lists of action steps and leadership theories. Succession plans for global leaders include employees that have the ability to take on more responsibility, development, and international assignments (Jacobs, 2005). These employees broaden their skills and build their areas of expertise (Jacobs, 2005). However, even when plans are executed properly, succession plans may yet fail. For example, in 1999, Coca-Cola CEO Doug Ivester retired after being CEO for only two years. He was Coca-Cola’s succession-planned CEO after being mentored by the previous CEO for 10 years. Invester’s tenure was brief due to his lack of leadership skills, especially a lack of visionary-motivation and insensitivity to the socio-political environment (SIGMA Assessment Systems Inc., 2020). Looking back on the situation, apparently Coca-Cola was aware of the skills Ivester was lacking but promoted him to the position anyway (SIGMA Assessment Systems, 2020).
In contrast, when forming succession plans, it is important to remember that management and leadership are two different, yet overlapping, skill sets. Successful managers may not be successful leaders. SIGMA (2020) suggests grooming at least two candidates, to help ensure the best candidate is chosen, that having options is wise. Furthermore, during the grooming process, they suggest being real with acknowledging skills gaps—that it may be best to change the succession plan.
I appreciated reading this failed succession plan, as it brought a realism to the theories and “how-to’s” presented in research literature. It was also encouraging to read that Coca-Cola’s failed CEO succession plan in 1999 did not stop their successful CEO succession plan in 2017 (Coca-Cola, 2019).
Question to the class- do you know of other failed succession plans?
References:
Coca-Cola (2019, December 9). The Coca-Cola company announces senior leadership succession plan. Coca-Cola. https://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-senior-leadership-succession-plan
Jacobs, D. (2005). In search of future leaders: Managing the global talent pipeline. Ivey Business Journal, 69(4), p.6.
SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. (2020). Coca-Cola: Succession planning and the Peter Principle. SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. https://www.sigmaassessmentsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-08-27-SIGMASuccession_CaseStudy_Coca-Cola.pdf

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Write a 5- to 6-page memo (still in APA format, double spaced, etc.) to the CEO

Write a 5- to 6-page memo (still in APA format, double spaced, etc.) to the CEO of the company you’ve been assessing throughout the course, outlining your plan to create economic, social, and environmental value. In your memo, include the following items:
An executive summary of the memo
A summary of the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for converting weaknesses into strengths
A summary of your Wk 3 findings on Porter’s Five Forces
A summary of your Wk 4 findings on the Diamond of National Advantage
A summary of your Wk 5 analysis of the firm as a learning organization
Strategic recommendations based on your previous work in this course. Include the opportunity identified in Wk 2, the move into the country identified in Wk 4, and any recommended moves toward being a learning organization. Provide a rationale for each recommendation.
Cite at least 6 peer-reviewed references from journal articles to support your assignment and make sure your references have corresponding in-text citations.
Format your citations and paper according to APA guidelines.

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 Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then

 Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter. 
Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion. 
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
Describe the general processes that should be followed in managing risks throughout a project. Be sure to include the general sequence in which these processes are carried out.
Prepare a sample risk register for a project to put humans on Mars (four or five risks).
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis? Which one is always done? Why is the other one not always done for every project?
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!] 
[Your initial post should be at least 150+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). 
Book:   
Watt, A. (2019). Project Management, 2nd Edition. BCcampus Open Education. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/projectmanagement/

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 Select a construction project happening near you.  It can be the construction o

 Select a construction project happening near you.  It can be the construction of a building, road, bridge etc…  Using what you know about the project or what you can “assume” about the project, complete the following activities:
Create a Risk Breakdown Structure in order to identify all possible risks associated with the construction project.
Next use the RBS to create a risk register (should include risk #, risk event(descriptions), probability, impact, risk planning (response & contingency plans) and finally the status of the risk. 

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 Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice skills that are

 Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice skills that are essential to success in this course and your professional life after graduation. You will demonstrate how to use the information you have learned in this course to make a business decision.

A manager needs to accurately assess the market structure they operate to determine how to operate efficiently. Many times the market can change in an instant.
You will build skills in seeking out relevant choices given the information then formulate a coherent analysis based on researched evidence. This assignment also requires you to clearly communicate in a written format (general education skills: critical thinking, communication, and information literacy).
Task
New York Cabbie
Many people who have visited New York have a New York Cabbie story. In discussion with Dr. Kelly George, she can recall the time when her three children, very young at the time, realized they could raise their arm and get a car on demand! They walked all over New York, trailing behind hailing cabs right and left. In the childrens’ minds, cabs were a transportation means to get them around the city. They had no idea of the economics behind it all.
New York taxis are highly regulated, much like any other large city. Standards of care, fare, and jurisdictions are set by a licensing authority. The licensing authority also sets the number of ‘medallions’ available that each yellow cab must carry in order to operate. The number of medallions have been constant at 11,787 from 1937 to 1996. The number remained constant until 1996 when the city sold 133 more (Gelder, 1996). Token increase in medallions have been authorized and now stand at 13,587 (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, 2016).
The commission is caught up in a crossfire. Consumer advocates argue about standards of service and fares. There are substitute products available. Should additional medallions be authorized and sold to potential cabbies? Would this be good for the industry or not? Is the regulatory burden too little or too much? What type of market structure does this industry operate in? Are there still barriers to entry in this market? Should the government alter their regulations of the industry?
References
Gelder, L. V. (1996). Medallion limits stem from the 30’s. 
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. (2016). 2016 TLC factbook. 
Topic/Question – Conduct an economic analysis and determine what is the optimal industry position from the point of view of a consumer, a producer, and the government. Use real data where possible to advocate your position. Also, use academic sources as part of your literature source. Current APA format. 

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For this activity, you will work on sections V and VI of the Strategic Audit Rep

For this activity, you will work on sections V and VI of the Strategic Audit Report by researching, evaluating, and selecting strategies for your strategic audit company. Finding the right strategy that aligns with your company’s mission, vision, culture, and business objectives take continuous evaluation and research. The better the focus, appraisal, and calculations, the easier it will be to select the best strategy for your company to be successful in the future.
The company you will use for your Strategic Audit Report is FedEx.
Provided are the guidelines to complete each section:
Using the worksheet, guidelines, and example sheets provided within the attachment section, create an SFAS matrix for your strategic audit company.
o SFAS Worksheet (DOCX) 
o SFAS Guidelines (DOCX) 
o SFAS Examples (DOCX) 
2.  Using the guidelines and example documents (provided within the attachment section), create a TOWS analysis matrix for your strategic audit company.
o TOWS Guidelines (DOCX) 
o TOWS Analysis Example (DOCX) 
3.  From your completed TOWS Analysis recommend the one strategy that you feel best meets the future needs of your firm.
o Support your decision by writing a detailed explanation justifying your selection. Use at least two outside sources properly cited and referenced to support your decision.
This may be the most important section in the strategic audit report, as it should tell the reader what you are going to do with all of the information presented in the audit and the best future strategy for the organization.
· Parts 1 and 2 of your assignment should consist of the completed SFAS Worksheet and TOWS Analysis
· Part 3 of your assignment should be a one-page assessment of your recommended strategy.
· All pages should be double-spaced, with sources cited and referenced using current APA formatting
Compile all pages of your document to submit to this assignment.

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 Select a for-profit company publicly traded in the United States to be your cli

 Select a for-profit company publicly traded in the United States to be your client. Conduct research about the company by visiting the company website and obtaining a copy of the annual report. In your research, accomplish the following to include a required mix of six sources, at a minimum:
Explore and cite the company’s website.
Review and cite investor presentations or the most recent letter to shareholders.
Include and cite a minimum of four additional sources in your references list with at least one from the Wall Street Journal.
Apply in-text citations in the Three Scenarios of Organizational Change” worksheet to support all claims.
Using information directly from the company, offer recommendations for the following three unique scenarios by applying the Kotter, Lewin, and ADKAR theories to each one: CANNOT REPEAT MODELS! ONE MODEL PER SCENARIO 
In 150-200 words, write a brand summary for your selected company.
For the five responses required for each of the three scenarios, your responses for each scenario should be 175-200 words (i.e., 525-600 words total).

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400-600 words APA 6 format, in-text citation, Use at least two (2) scholarly ref

400-600 words APA 6 format, in-text citation, Use at least two (2) scholarly references to substantiate your work. Please provide a copy of all references used.  
Assignment Details: 
Using the budget information from Unit 1 and the financial plan and operational budget from the Unit 4 Intellipath Assignment, discuss the need for the following: 
Increase in revenue reimbursement through inpatient length of stay and outpatient vendor relationships
Allocation for the proposed improvements and required partnerships
Partnering with local skilled nursing facilities and home health organizations
Increase in salaries
Be sure to discuss the following areas: 
Funding sources
Your methodology in revenue forecasting
How the new services will impact revenue?
Fixed and variable costs
Project inpatient and outpatient visits based on current trends

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Question 1: (25%) What is the role of a Change Agent? What is the difference bet

Question 1: (25%)
What is the role of a Change Agent? What is the difference between a Change Agent and a Change Leader?
A family company wants to start a process of internationalization of the business.
In this case:
a) Who is the Change Agent, Change Leader, and Change Manager?
b) Can you explain the most suitable model of leadership to implement this change?
Question 2: (25%)
What are the steps in a Change Management Project?
Explain the activities to perform in each step focused on a real example.
Question 3: (25%)
An important car manufacturer wants to implement a new Information System to connect to all its suppliers and inform about the needs of materials for each production order.
Use the Change Cube Diagnosis Model to evaluate the organization’s ability to effectively implement this change. Question 4: (25%)
What are the different rooms in the Change House Model? Provide examples of companies for each room.
Wordcount 1500-2000 words
Harvard bibliography 
deadline Saturday 26th

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 By guaranteeing top-notch repair service,O General ac installation dubai is abl

 By guaranteeing top-notch repair service,O General ac installation dubai is able to supply and install O General air conditioning units for the lowest possible prices, keeping customers comfortable and confident. Temperatures may be easily controlled all year long by installing O General Systems that can both heat and cool an area. It is possible to install suitable digital displays and wall panels to regulate the AC heat in businesses. We install O General AC systems throughout Dubai.