As a Capstone course, students are connecting areas of previous learning with, in this case for this course, what it means to be a strategic leader beyond GGU. Choose one of the organizations that we have examined in the class so far, or choose your own organization. Consider what you know from previous learning. This information can be drawn from previous course work, life experience or other research. Utilizing the skills, knowledge and habits gained throughout your program and life experience, and outside research cited properly using APA style format, answer the questions below. You have just been promoted to CEO by the board of trustees. The board heard you are about to graduate with your BA in Management and is excited to have your “fresh pair of eyes” approach. 1. Prepare a 30-day strategic plan outlining what you plan to do as the leader of the organization. 2. Describe in detail what you will do to become better prepared for the role. Submit your completed assignment in the appropriate Turnitin dropbox. Please read the case material (links) below. While doing so, consider everything you learned about Ethics/Social Responsibility from your academic and life experiences. • Imagine you are the leader of the organization, what causes you the most concern? • Gather and summarize additional sources/information about this business problem. • Do you have any personal experience with this organization? Share your experience and thoughts you may have.
One to three paragraphs is usually sufficient. Do not regurgitate the lab handout; write your own introduction. Summarize briefly the entire process that was followed and the materials that were used, and then refer to the lab directions and to any flow charts you have included for the details. Do note any differences in the procedures you actually followed from what was specified in the lab directions. Anyone who reads your report should be able to duplicate the experiment. This section should be a small part of the report, so don’t expand endlessly. Do not include results here. The data and results are given here in summary form. All results should be described in a narrative; don’t just list measurements. One of the most common mistakes beginning students make is to omit the narrative in the results section. In this section the results should be interpreted and their significance explained. Begin the discussion by interpreting your specific results and end it more broadly by placing your results in context.
Don’t declare the experiment a success or failure; evaluate the results in view of the purpose of the experiment. If erroneous results were obtained, discuss the results you expected as well as those you received. You may also compare methods or discuss difficulties, but if you list sources of error, you should estimate how important each source of error may be. If you were to do the experiment again, what if anything, would you do differently? The discussion is a very important section; it is your chance to show how well you understand the ideas and techniques involved and to relate your results to the ideas expressed in outside sources (the literature cited). The acknowledgments section is optional. If you wish to thank someone, such as a lab partner or a tutor at the Writing Center, for help in understanding the experiment or in organizing the report, you do so here. Scientists regularly acknowledge others for helping with experiments or commenting on written drafts.
List any publications referred to in your paper alphabetically by first author; do not number them. Every item in your bibliography should be referred to in the body of your paper, or it shouldn’t be listed at all. Reynolds, P.D. 1992. Mantle-mediated shell decollation increases posterior aperture size in Dentalium rectius Carpenter 1864 (Scaphopoda: Dentaliida). Gapp, D.A., R.N. Taranto, E.F. Walsh, P.J. Favorito, and Y. Zhang. 1990. Insulin cells are found in the main and accessory urinary bladders of the painted turtle, Chrysemys picta. Stokes, D., L. Stokes, and E. Williams. 1991. The Butterfly Book. Little, Brown and Co., Boston. Pearcy, R.W., and W.A. Pfitsch. 1994. Consequences of sunflecks for photosynthesis and growth of forest understory plants. Pages 343-359 in E.D. Schulze and M.M. Caldwell, editors. Ecophysiology of Photosynthesis. Springer Verlag, New York. The last thing to do before turning a report in is to read it. Correct all typographical errors and other mistakes, and ensure that you have said what you wanted to say! This handout was written by E.H.