A2d: Discuss two short-term SMART Goals to improve leadership practice I have developed two SMART Goals that will help improve my leadership skills. One leadership skill I seek to develop is communication. Specifically, I’m a poor public speaker, which hampers my ability to communicate effectively. I must have great communication skills to lead effectively. To develop my communication skills, I will attend the Toastmasters meeting, sponsored by my organization, once a month, for at least 6 months.
Over the past five years, the company has strategically crafted a niche market that is difficult for competitors to enter. Management has shown their abilities over the years to weather the recent EPA changes and declining wood stove market. While their profit margin for return on assets decreased, they managed to still increase sales enough in their niche market to increase their asset turnover and in the end, increase their return on assets. Even with major deficits in their retained earnings, the company worked through the tough regulations and low cash flow to not only continually grow their business, but turn
Every year, millions of people go out on Black Friday hunting for the best deals and doorbusters. Supporters of Black Friday believe that Black Friday is the start of the holiday season and it is a good time for retailers to break even or maybe make a profit on the year's sales. Opposers believe that Black Friday is against the real meaning of Thanksgiving and that stores are opening up too early and intruding into family time. Because there are many opinions and beliefs about Black Friday it is a controversial topic that with valid info can support both sides of the argument. Supporters of Black Friday believe that it’s a good time to boost sales and to start the holiday season.
For instance most of the workers start downtown every morning getting picked up as day labors. Without proper identification or legal documentation stating their U.S citizenship does affect their chances of getting a well-paying job. In order to work day labor they have to be willing to wake up daily, five days a week, and work from six in the morning to five in the evening. This sounds difficult to bare but in reality it is the stepping stone to the American dream. For instance, in every job a person has to be willing to get up and go to work.
For a one day pass to a Walt Disney World park, it costs ninety-seven dollars per person. Over the years, ninety seven dollars could definitely add up. Depending on how many times a family visits, many parents could complain about how expensive the theme park is. Nobody truly wants to spend nearly one hundred dollars for a day at Disney World, even if it is the happiest place on earth. Whether it is bank accounts running low or stressful bill paying, consequences must be made when planning a vacation.
A relational conflict occurs when the goals of interdependent people are incompatible and at least one person to communicate to others about the incompatibility (Froemling et at, 2011). Conflict also has phases such as: latent, perceived, felt, manifest, and aftermath (Hingst, Lindsay PowerPoint). Any conflict brings positive and negative consequences. We can also learn with conflict and how to manage them. And relational conflicts also bring some issues based on behavioral, normative, personality and moral conflict.
Fast food companies have demolished competition throughout the last 30 years in the restaurant industry. The practices used to eliminate competition such as using unhealthy food to make a profit have been reported unethical by Americans, but it tends to be desired by the American society. According to the American Franchise Corporation, certified by TrustArc, fast food companies generate $570 billion annually in the United States ("Fast Food Industry Analysis"). These statistics continue to rise as more and more fast food companies become ubiquitous. As a result, fast food companies get richer, while people contract life-altering health effects.
A case study by Bochiaro and Zamperini supports that the response of people within a group, when faced with certain social objects, can change in terms of a relationship engaged. Conformism is the change in people’s thinking, feeling and the way they may act due to the pressure whether it is real or implied that is demonstrated by the group. They also support that conformism and obedience are not necessarily negative. Without the two it will be a chaotic world because social norms are the basis of conformism and obedience. (Bocchiaro, Zamperini, 2012).
A thirty year term is a very long time where allot of things can happen. If you had a good income at the time of purchase ten years ago but lost it you are still going to be required to make the mortgage payment every month. The unexpected costs that come up unexpectedly. If you purchased your home and the roof was good and one magical evening a tree falls on it if you’re insurance won’t cover it for whatever reason or your child leaves the tub on and floods the house that is up to you to cover the costs. If your house goes under water and you owe more than it is worth that is a bad situation to be in as