To appreciate the impressive length of the history of strategic leadership we wi

To appreciate the impressive length of the history of strategic leadership we will refer to the epic story of Gilgamesh—most likely the oldest leadership story there is. This epic story involves the main hero by the name of Gilgamesh being exposed to all sorts of challenges. We want to make a point that even thousands of years ago a hero needed to take into account the input of a variety of opinion leaders and allow others to lead. To familiarize yourself with this ancient example, please visit: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11000/11000-h/11000-h.htm and view An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic by Anonymous.
Please note that you are not required to read the whole story. Your task is to quickly find out what the story of Gilgamesh depicts and when it was written in order to appreciate, understand and respond to the question formulated below. Having a look at the pictures of the epic tablets will also help you appreciate how old strategic leadership is—talk about today’s pressures for a strategic leader who has to fill out very big shoes of heroes while dealing with today’s pressures.
In this text, in both the old Babylonian and the Assyrian versions there is the appeal of the woman to Enkidu, to allow her to lead him to Erech where Gilgamesh dwells (ibidem, Pennsylvania tablet lines 54–61 = Assyrian version I, 4, 36–39).
Moreover, in other versions of this text, the elders of Erech reconciled to the perilous undertaking, counsel Gilgamesh to take provisions along for the undertaking. They urge Gilgamesh to allow Enkidu to take the lead, for, “He is acquainted with the way, he has trodden the road [to] the entrance of the forest.” (lines 252–253)
Based on this Unit’s readings, the two examples from the epic of Gilgamesh and your own experience, please answer the following question:
To what extent should a strategic leader be supporting others to lead and what outcomes might be expected from this practice?
Think about your own ideas about leading as a form of building other leaders — personally what are your beliefs and practices to this end?

To appreciate the impressive length of the history of strategic leadership we wi

To appreciate the impressive length of the history of strategic leadership we will refer to the epic story of Gilgamesh—most likely the oldest leadership story there is. This epic story involves the main hero by the name of Gilgamesh being exposed to all sorts of challenges. We want to make a point that even thousands of years ago a hero needed to take into account the input of a variety of opinion leaders and allow others to lead. To familiarize yourself with this ancient example, please visit: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11000/11000-h/11000-h.htm and view An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic by Anonymous.
Please note that you are not required to read the whole story. Your task is to quickly find out what the story of Gilgamesh depicts and when it was written in order to appreciate, understand and respond to the question formulated below. Having a look at the pictures of the epic tablets will also help you appreciate how old strategic leadership is—talk about today’s pressures for a strategic leader who has to fill out very big shoes of heroes while dealing with today’s pressures.
In this text, in both the old Babylonian and the Assyrian versions there is the appeal of the woman to Enkidu, to allow her to lead him to Erech where Gilgamesh dwells (ibidem, Pennsylvania tablet lines 54–61 = Assyrian version I, 4, 36–39).
Moreover, in other versions of this text, the elders of Erech reconciled to the perilous undertaking, counsel Gilgamesh to take provisions along for the undertaking. They urge Gilgamesh to allow Enkidu to take the lead, for, “He is acquainted with the way, he has trodden the road [to] the entrance of the forest.” (lines 252–253)
Based on this Unit’s readings, the two examples from the epic of Gilgamesh and your own experience, please answer the following question:
To what extent should a strategic leader be supporting others to lead and what outcomes might be expected from this practice?
Think about your own ideas about leading as a form of building other leaders — personally what are your beliefs and practices to this end?

You have used the process of Appreciative Inquiry to formulate your personal mis

You have used the process of Appreciative Inquiry to formulate your personal mission, vision and values statements. The Appreciative Inquiry is usually employed for organizations and you will be bringing it into practice now in this written assignment.
Imagine you are a strategic leader who has to develop a mission, vision, and values statement of a NEW (imaginary) company. You will have to decide on a product or service that this new company would like to offer and clearly state it in your essay.
The three statements for the company must be new and original, and NOT a copy of your personal statements.
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR WORK PLAN:
Revisit your personal mission, vision, and values statement that you wrote for the discussion forum assignment. Re-read the Appreciative Inquiry process as explained in the discussion forum assignment but you now have to read it through the eyes of a strategic leader who has to create a mission, vision and values statement for an imaginary company.
You have to decide on a product/service you would like to provide. State it at the beginning of your essay.
Go through the Appreciative Inquiry process and write up mission, vision, and values statement for this new company.
The paper should be between 2-3 pages, organized and referenced in accordance with APA format.

You have used the process of Appreciative Inquiry to formulate your personal mis

You have used the process of Appreciative Inquiry to formulate your personal mission, vision and values statements. The Appreciative Inquiry is usually employed for organizations and you will be bringing it into practice now in this written assignment.
Imagine you are a strategic leader who has to develop a mission, vision, and values statement of a NEW (imaginary) company. You will have to decide on a product or service that this new company would like to offer and clearly state it in your essay.
The three statements for the company must be new and original, and NOT a copy of your personal statements.
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR WORK PLAN:
Revisit your personal mission, vision, and values statement that you wrote for the discussion forum assignment. Re-read the Appreciative Inquiry process as explained in the discussion forum assignment but you now have to read it through the eyes of a strategic leader who has to create a mission, vision and values statement for an imaginary company.
You have to decide on a product/service you would like to provide. State it at the beginning of your essay.
Go through the Appreciative Inquiry process and write up mission, vision, and values statement for this new company.
The paper should be between 2-3 pages, organized and referenced in accordance with APA format.

Appreciative Inquiry is a four-step process conducted in the present of envision

Appreciative Inquiry is a four-step process conducted in the present of envisioning the future that fosters improved performance and positive relationships. This process is based on positive memory from the past:
DISCOVER Recall a moment in your life when you felt the happiest, the most successful and the most fulfilled. Picture it. Describe it—what was it, what were the surroundings, who were the witnesses to your moment of glory? What was the weather? Where were you? What did you do to get yourself to this moment? How did you feel? What conditions were present? Why did you feel so happy, successful and fulfilled? What worked well for you then? Who was there and to whom was it that you could not wait to describe this achievement/experience?
DREAM: Answer the following questions: What would you want to happen in the future so that your feelings of fulfillment, success, and happiness could be repeated but with a fresh, future outcome? What is your professional dream? What would you want to achieve?
DESIGN: What specific planning and prioritizing do you need to do to get to your dream? Make a detailed list.
DELIVER: What steps (tactics) you would need to take to ensure the implementation (execution) of your proposed design? List all the major steps for each and every item from your list composed in step three of this Appreciate Inquiry process (DESIGN).
Now you are ready to write down your mission, vision, and values statements based on your personal Appreciative Inquiry process that you have just experienced. Please use your prior experience, and the knowledge from this week’s readings to start your work. Your vision will be described in step two, your mission in steps three and four and you will have uncovered a lot of your values by reflecting on your responses in step number one, especially looking at your answers to the question of how you felt, why, and with whom you wanted to share the discovered moment. Based on previous readings from this unit, your reflection, and experience, as well as the above exercise, please write down your mission, vision, and values statements.
Discussion forum question
You have created your personal mission, vision and values statements by using the Appreciative Inquiry. Please submit your 3 statements to the discussion forum and explain what your experience was by going through this four-step process in terms of what was easy for you and what wasn’t? Also specify any questions that were especially valuable and helped you in formulating your mission, vision, and personal values statements. How did these questions help you to become strategic? Which of these questions would be of value to help others develop and why?

Please answer the following questions · How does Mill show that happiness

Please answer the following questions
· How does Mill show that happiness is desirable? (1a)
· Explain this quote: “each person’s happiness is a good to that person, and the general happiness, therefore, a good to the aggregate of all persons” (1b)
· What is a criterion (plural: criteria)? In what sense is happiness a criteria of morality? (1b)
· How does Mill prove that happiness is the only thing that is desirable (i.e. the only criterion of morality)? (1b-2a)
· What is the association between happiness and pleasure (and between unhappiness and pain)? (2a)
· What is the psychological claim made by utilitarianism about human motivation? (2a-2b)

Appreciative Inquiry is a four-step process conducted in the present of envision

Appreciative Inquiry is a four-step process conducted in the present of envisioning the future that fosters improved performance and positive relationships. This process is based on positive memory from the past:
DISCOVER Recall a moment in your life when you felt the happiest, the most successful and the most fulfilled. Picture it. Describe it—what was it, what were the surroundings, who were the witnesses to your moment of glory? What was the weather? Where were you? What did you do to get yourself to this moment? How did you feel? What conditions were present? Why did you feel so happy, successful and fulfilled? What worked well for you then? Who was there and to whom was it that you could not wait to describe this achievement/experience?
DREAM: Answer the following questions: What would you want to happen in the future so that your feelings of fulfillment, success, and happiness could be repeated but with a fresh, future outcome? What is your professional dream? What would you want to achieve?
DESIGN: What specific planning and prioritizing do you need to do to get to your dream? Make a detailed list.
DELIVER: What steps (tactics) you would need to take to ensure the implementation (execution) of your proposed design? List all the major steps for each and every item from your list composed in step three of this Appreciate Inquiry process (DESIGN).
Now you are ready to write down your mission, vision, and values statements based on your personal Appreciative Inquiry process that you have just experienced. Please use your prior experience, and the knowledge from this week’s readings to start your work. Your vision will be described in step two, your mission in steps three and four and you will have uncovered a lot of your values by reflecting on your responses in step number one, especially looking at your answers to the question of how you felt, why, and with whom you wanted to share the discovered moment. Based on previous readings from this unit, your reflection, and experience, as well as the above exercise, please write down your mission, vision, and values statements.
Discussion forum question
You have created your personal mission, vision and values statements by using the Appreciative Inquiry. Please submit your 3 statements to the discussion forum and explain what your experience was by going through this four-step process in terms of what was easy for you and what wasn’t? Also specify any questions that were especially valuable and helped you in formulating your mission, vision, and personal values statements. How did these questions help you to become strategic? Which of these questions would be of value to help others develop and why?

Please answer the following questions · How does Mill show that happiness

Please answer the following questions
· How does Mill show that happiness is desirable? (1a)
· Explain this quote: “each person’s happiness is a good to that person, and the general happiness, therefore, a good to the aggregate of all persons” (1b)
· What is a criterion (plural: criteria)? In what sense is happiness a criteria of morality? (1b)
· How does Mill prove that happiness is the only thing that is desirable (i.e. the only criterion of morality)? (1b-2a)
· What is the association between happiness and pleasure (and between unhappiness and pain)? (2a)
· What is the psychological claim made by utilitarianism about human motivation? (2a-2b)

For this week’s reflection, please write an essay of complete and well composed

For this week’s reflection, please write an essay of complete and well composed paragraphs (200 word minimum for the entire essay) where you describe the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process and how it relates to Six Sigma project theory.
Other information
Unit 3: Monitoring and Control of Policy or Strategy Execution
Topics:
Approaches to constructing a budget
Budgets: Measuring success or failure
Six Sigma
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this Unit,you will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of various approaches to budget constructions.
Demonstrate ability to interpret budget results.
Identify and explain the elements of Six Sigma.

For this week’s reflection, please write an essay of complete and well composed

For this week’s reflection, please write an essay of complete and well composed paragraphs (200 word minimum for the entire essay) where you describe the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process and how it relates to Six Sigma project theory.
Other information
Unit 3: Monitoring and Control of Policy or Strategy Execution
Topics:
Approaches to constructing a budget
Budgets: Measuring success or failure
Six Sigma
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this Unit,you will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of various approaches to budget constructions.
Demonstrate ability to interpret budget results.
Identify and explain the elements of Six Sigma.