This essay will focus on the rhetorical strategies used within this text and determine its overall usefulness. By utilizing a variety of rhetorical techniques, particularly logos and ethos, Kushnick makes an excellent case against ISPs. However, because of the length of the piece and the lack of any clear call to action, the effectiveness of the text is hamstrung. The author of $200 Billion Broadband Scandal, Bruce Kushnick, worked as a lead analyst in the telecommunication industry for over thirty years and has correctly predicted the implementation and widespread adoption of new technologies (e.g. voicemail, caller IDs, etc.) by telecom companies.
The most talked about individual in a company is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Most of the companies look to this individual to make executive decisions and they base their operating procedures around what they say and do. Weight Watchers has a problem in the company. The most highly sought after position in the company is up for grabs. The company has reached out to a celebrity to help choose the newest person that will lead them out of declining sales over the past few years.
But even with all the leadership training programs and “expert” advice available, effective leadership still eludes many people and organizations. One reason, says Daniel Goleman, is that such experts offer advice based on inference, experience, and instinct, not on quantitative data. Now, drawing on research of more than 3,000 executives, Goleman explores which precise leadership behaviors yield positive results. He outlines six distinct leadership styles, each one springing from different components of emotional intelligence. Each style has a distinct effect on the working atmosphere of a company, division, or team, and, in turn, on its financial performance.
In the article "The Three Biggest College Campuses Problems" it states, "According to a 2008 survey from the associated press and mtvU, eighty-percent of American college students say they "frequently or sometimes experience stress. " It also states that stress is the second of the three big college campuses problems at a percentage of thirty-eight percent. Students may also find themselves stressed out because of massive amounts of workload, grades, and early classes. In my opinion, I always become stressed with workload, grades, and early classes. For
This idea that leadership is based on individual attributes is known as the "trait theory of leadership". A number of works in the 19th century - when the traditional authority of monarchs, lords and bishops had begun to wane - explored the trait theory at length: note especially the writings of Thomas Carlyle and of Francis Galton, whose works have prompted decades of research. In Heroes and Hero Worship (1841), Carlyle identified the talents, skills, and physical characteristics of men who rose to power. Galton 's Hereditary Genius (1869) examined leadership qualities in the families of powerful men. After showing that the numbers of eminent
Bass & Avolio, 1990; Hater &Bass, 1988) also hypothesized four behavior dimensions that underlie transactional leadership. According to Bass (1985), the relationship among the transactional dimensions beyond the fact that they are, to a varying degree, oriented toward leader follower exchanges, is that they represent relatively low forms of leader activity and involvement (at least when compared with the transformational dimension). The four transactional dimensions from highest to lowest activity level include: Contingency reward: The extent to which leaders set goals, make rewards on performance, obtains necessary resources, and provides rewards when performance goals are met. This type of Transactional leadership style is known for its coercive systems which indicates that power is directed from above. This type of leadership provides the employee with clarity about what is expected and accepted from them, and what the employees get in return.
Inspirational Motivation In inspirational motivation, the leader is expressly and characteristically emphasizing to his followers the need to perform well and helps to accomplish the mission and goals of the organization. Bass and Avolio argue that the leaders who adopt this kind of behaviour have an ability to strengthen their followers’ responses (Bass & Avolio, 1994). Based on Balyer, A. (2012), inspirational motivation is to motivate and inspire those around them by displaying enthusiasm and optimism, involving the followers in envisioning attractive future states, communicating high expectations, and demonstrating commitment to the shared goals. It describes managers who motivate associates to commit to the vision of the organization.
Many debates the concept of Leadership: is there a right way to lead and who is an effective leader and where is the line between effective and atrocious leader. The question society has asked for ages, what is the right thing to accomplish and did they initiate the proper choice. The idea of leadership has been around since humanity could conceive of the community, but the study of leadership is a new phenomenon. The beginning of leadership was the great men theory and after that a colossal amount of theories on the leaders emerged trait theories and value theories. Later in time they added the follower and context, but the focal point for a multitude of scholars today is the leader.
Rationale and Problem Justification Poorly managed, an organization can experience high employee turnover rates, and encounter increased conflict when people from various generations are working together (Jeter, 2008). The United States of America K-12 public school workforce is comprised of the four generational cohorts: Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials (Lovely and Buffum, 2007). Organizations and organizational leadership could reap performance benefits from developing a better understanding of the phenomena of managing in multigenerational work environments (Paris, 2008). Existing leadership styles will change as organizational leadership steadily transitions from a Silent or Traditionalist workforce to one dominated
Although McElvaine did not focus so much on the economic side of the depression, he did focus a lot of information on the relief programs. This is part of the reason why I enjoyed reading the book. McElvaine demonstrates that when the American people were faced with a crisis, they were forced to come up with creative solutions. Americans have always had a history of coming together to help each other, and this was evidenced by the programs that were put into place during this time period.