Chapter 2 (Leadership T & P) – Trait Approach, Class Participation – Discussion Forum – Current News and Event

Topics to be discuss for this week.

Chapter 2 (Leadership T & P) – Trait Approach
Chapter 3 (Leadership T & P) – Skills Approach
Chapter 5 (IBM) – Unraveling From the Inside
Chapter 6 (IBM) – Rebuilding From the Ground Up

Class Participation – Discussion Forum – Current News and EventPlease review the Class Participation Policy located in the Course Essentials section of the syllabus for this course.  Learners are expected to have weekly interaction with the Faculty Mentor as well as with other Learners through class participation in the Class Discussion Forum.  Learners must post to the Course Discussion Forum at least once each week.  The post should be a direct response to the topic for the week and include brief commentary on the posts of other classmates. Your post must be substantial and thoughtful and be a minimum of 250 words.  It is recommended that you write your post in Word to track your word count and then copy and paste it into the discussion forum space in the course syllabus.

Each Learner will prepare a short discussion of a current event article on an issue in Business or Business Management that is related to the objectives of the course.  Your class participation assignment is to select the news item and discuss it with the class via the Class Participation Forum. 

Discuss a news item or event that has arisen within the past month that has relevance to this course.  Include the following:

o  Topic

o  Date

o  Source which may include, radio, television, newspaper, internet, etc.

o  Summary of the news item

o  Conclusions or commentary about relevance to the content of this course 

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