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In this section, you will introduce what your paper is about. An introduction sets the stage for the topics your paper will discuss. Start by thinking about the question(s) you are trying to answer. Provide information about the company you are choosing to discuss for this assignment. Introduce yourself and your partner. Your introduction should conclude with your topic sentence. A topic sentence is a concise summary of the main topics of your paper, typically written as one sentence. For this paper, there are three main topics, so be sure to include them all in your topic sentence.
Leadership Traits That Help Manage Conflict
In this section, you are asked to describe a key leadership trait that can assist in managing conflict. In Week 3, we learned about human skills. Part of human skills includes being able to manage conflict. Think about those characteristics and share which one(s) you feel is needed to manage conflict. For example, if a leader listens to employees well (listening being the human skill), it could resolve communication conflict at the workplace. Once you identify the trait (or traits), then explain how they help to manage conflict in the workplace.
Strategies to Improve Communication in the Workplace
In this section, you are asked to identify and discuss a tool or strategy (or both or more than one of either) a leader can adopt for improving communication within the organization. Again, in Week 3 of our course, we learned about human skills, one of which is communication. Think about the actions leaders need to take in order to foster good communication within the company. Once you identify the tool or strategy you recommend the leader use, then explain how the tool or strategy can help improve communication in the workplace.
Methods for Motivating Employees and Improving Employee Behavior
In this section, discuss some methods for motivating employees and improving behaviors within the workplace. We learned about ethics and employee behaviors in Week 5. Think about the actions leaders should take in order to help employees behave ethically and feel positively motivated to do their work. Once you identify these actions, explain how they help to motivate employees or how they help to improve employee behavior.
In this section, you will wrap everything up that you have in your paper. A conclusion summarizes the main points in your paper. For this paper, there are three main topics, so be sure to include them all in your conclusion.
This is where you list all of the resources you have used in your paper. Be sure to cite ideas you are using from your resources. Be sure to put direct quotes in quotation marks. Each source listed should have at least one citation in the body of your paper. Follow proper SWS formatting for listing your sources and citations.
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