BUS/ Organizational Behavior 8Q
Answer each discussion question. This is not an essay. Must answer each question separately, DO NOT combine the questions in to 1 essay. NO Cover page required. But a reference for each question is required.
1.Self Esteem and Self Efficacy
In a 250 word response, Explain the dynamics of how self esteem affects self efficacy. Provide an example of an internal or external force that impacts your self-efficacy.
2.Communication and Team Building
In a 250 word response, Discuss the importance of identifying norms within a team. Why is clear communication considered an essential element during team development? Provide an example when you were a team member and the lack of communication caused significant problems for the team.
In a 250 word response, What style of leadership is the most effective in leading an organization? Is it important to be well-liked, or are results all that matter? Cite examples that support your conclusions.
4.A Culture of Ethics (The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale? (http://www.wired.com/2012/07/ff_stevejobs/all/))
In a 250 word response, Based on the readings for the week, would you say that Steve Jobs was an ethical leader? State your rationale. Are you an Acolyte or a Rejector? Why?
In a 250 word response, Describe how nonverbal feedback conveys powerful messages. Provide an example where nonverbal feedback was used and describe the end result.
In a 250 word response, Describe the evolution of the virtual organization. What are the pros and cons associated with this design? Provide examples of three technological devices/concepts that have had the greatest impact on virtual organizations.
In a 250 word response, In the article Whos to Blame for Creating a Toxic Organizational Culture Guthrie presents the position that as the leader, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was responsible for harboring an environment that led to what was termed Bridgegate. Based upon what you have learned thus far about leadership and organizational culture, do you support or refute Guthries position? Cite at least one source to support perspective.
8.Coaching and Mentoring
In a 250 word response, Differentiate between coaching and mentoring. Provide an example to support how either of the two was used successfully in your current or past work life.
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Guthrie, D. (2014, January 16). Whos to blame for creating a toxic organizational culture? Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougguthrie/2014/01/16/whos-to-blame-for-creating-a-toxic-organizational-culture/
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Balance in Life and Work
From Title: 9 to 5 No Longer
The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale? (http://www.wired.com/2012/07/ff_stevejobs/all/)
Heifetz, R.A., & Linsky, M. (2002). Leading with an open heart. Leader to Leader Journal, 1(26). Retrieved from http://www.hesselbeininstitute.org/knowledgecenter/journal.aspx?ArticleID=127
Spears, L. (2004). Practicing servant-leadership. Leader to Leader Journal, 1(34). Retrieved from