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What is the role and benefit to the organization of a leadership development plan?

This assignment builds upon your work in Unit 1.
In reflecting on Cinco’s current leadership development strategy (which is more of a coaching plan than a development plan), you realize that part of your report to leadership must include a recommendation for updating the leadership development plan.
Part 2 of the report on ethics is to prepare a leadership development plan for the senior leadership team, focusing on practices that the organization can implement, to address the following:

What are the benefits of a leadership development strategy from both an employee and organizational perspective?
Provide at least 3 strategies that an organization can implement when creating a leadership development program.
How will this strategy change impact the organizational culture from a leadership perspective?
How will this strategy support the goals of the organization?
Deliverable Requirements
The leadership development plan must be at least 5 pages in length. Be sure to cite sources using APA properly; include references and in-text citations.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 5 pages minimum
Body: This begins on the page following the title page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

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What is your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy? 

Deliverable Length:1,000–1,200 words plus visual aidsExplain your Web site concept. Discuss how you will integrate your social media marketing (SMM) tools into the function of your Web site.
Respond to the following questions:
What kind of content will you create?
With which ideas, brands, and advertisers will you affiliate?
What is your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy?

Optimization
Organic or nonorganic
Keywords
Paid advertising
Mobile searches

Note: You must also use visual aids to illustrate your ideas.

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What is the relevant outcome?

To date, you have staunchly avoided placing any advertisements on your website. However, with revenues declining, you are considering relenting on this position. Before making a full commitment, you decide to try to determine whether the presence of ads has any negative impacts on your sales. Therefore, you make a deal with an advertiser to show a 10-second pop-up ad (that pops up and plays when the site is first visited and then becomes a banner ad on the page) intermittently over a period of one month. Suppose you’ve decided to show the ad during business hours (9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.), and not show the ad any other time during the month.
What are the “subjects” in this (field) experiment?
What is the treatment?
What is the relevant outcome?
Is treatment assignment random?
Suppose for each visitor to your site, whether the visitor sees the ad is determined randomly. After the month is completed, you have the following information:
Mean sales when ad was shown: $26.75
Standard deviation of sales when ad was shown: $18.21
Number of times ad was shown: 8,172
Mean sales when ad was not shown: $27.21
Standard deviation of sales when ad was not shown: $19.20
Number of time ad was not shown: 10,437
Does showing the ad affect your sales? Explain your reasoning.
Using the data from above, the advertiser claims there is evidence that running the ads may actually improve your sales. Is there evidence for this? Explain your reasoning, why or why not

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Explain the impact that a lower growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings

Overview
People should understand the impact of different types of risk on financial health, whether they’re dealing with personal or corporate finances. The risks for personal finance often only affect individuals and families. These risks come up, for example, when deciding whether you can afford to buy a house or invest in stocks. Financial risks for businesses often affect multiple people throughout the entire company. This includes individuals who do not work in the finance department. When businesses make finance-related decisions, it’s important that they know how their decisions affect all parts of their company.
Prompt
Read the Assessing a Company’s Future Financial Health case study. Then write a response.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Systematic and Unsystematic Risk: Explain the differences between systematic and unsystematic risk.
Financial Risks: Describe the potential impacts of the following types of financial risk on the company featured in the case study:

Interest rate risk
Economic risk
Credit risk
Operational risk

Lower Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a lower growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
Higher Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a higher growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
What to Submit
Your submission should be a 2- to 3-page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

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Does Ms. Garner’s patent meet the requirements of being novel, non-obvious, and having utility?

Watch this video featuring John Bathke, faculty member at the Forbes School of Business and Technology.
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Prior to beginning work on this discussion,
Review Chapter 8 of the course textbook.
Explore the You Be the Judge – Intellectual Property: Click Here, Get Sued videos: Case Argument Links to an external site., Defendant Profile Links to an external site., Plaintiff Profile Links to an external site., Defendant Reaction Links to an external site., Plaintiff Reaction Links to an external site..
Discuss how you would rule if you were the judge in this case.
Did Mr. Higgins infringe on Ms. Garner’s Patent?
Is Ms. Garner’s patent valid?
Does Ms. Garner’s patent meet the requirements of being novel, non-obvious, and having utility? Explain why or why not.
Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words.

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What are types of regression?

Assigne Readings:
Chapter 5. Linear Regression as a Fundamental Descriptive Tool
Chapter 6. Correlation vs. Causality in Regression Analysis
Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
What are types of regression? For each type of regression, give an application. Does your job use any? if so how?. Please cite examples according to APA standards.
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]
[Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

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What value can data analytics bring to your position?

Assigned Readings:
Chapter 1. The Roles of Data and Predictive Analytics in Business
Chapter 2. Reasoning with Data
Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
Based on what you have read in Chapters 1-2, please explain how data analytics applies to your current or future role?  What value can data analytics bring to your position? Please share your thoughts. Please cite examples according to APA standards.
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]
[Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

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Explain how causal inference and root cause analysis are used in problem detection.

Chapter 7. Basic Methods for Establishing Causal Inference
Chapter 8. Advances Methods for Establishing Causal Inference
Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
Causal inference is used as a secondary or tertiary tool in root cause analysis. Please explain how causal inference and root cause analysis are used in problem detection. Respond to this discussion board (DB) in the context of your field of employment. For example, if you are in I.T., respond to this DB by explaining the cause of a network failure; or if you are the in the food industry, use this DB to explain the cause of a recent decline in customer satisfaction. Please address each component of the discussion board. Also, cite examples according to APA standards.
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]
[Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

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Explain the impact that a higher growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings

Overview
People should understand the impact of different types of risk on financial health, whether they’re dealing with personal or corporate finances. The risks for personal finance often only affect individuals and families. These risks come up, for example, when deciding whether you can afford to buy a house or invest in stocks. Financial risks for businesses often affect multiple people throughout the entire company. This includes individuals who do not work in the finance department. When businesses make finance-related decisions, it’s important that they know how their decisions affect all parts of their company.
Prompt
Read the Assessing a Company’s Future Financial Health case study. Then write a response.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Systematic and Unsystematic Risk: Explain the differences between systematic and unsystematic risk.
Financial Risks: Describe the potential impacts of the following types of financial risk on the company featured in the case study:

Interest rate risk
Economic risk
Credit risk
Operational risk

Lower Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a lower growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
Higher Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a higher growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
What to Submit
Your submission should be a 2- to 3-page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

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What role, if any, can the manager’s leadership test score play in the regression you ran for Part a? Explain.

Activity I – Last year, your firm collected data on each of its 107 division managers. The data contain growth figures for each manager’s division, the manager’s tenure with the firm, and the manager’s score on a leadership test, which was administered firmwide. These data are contained in the file attached.
Run a regression designed to determine the effect of manager tenure on division growth.
What role, if any, can the manager’s leadership test score play in the regression you ran for Part a? Explain.
Activity II – Use the data in the attached for this question.
You are working as an analyst for a large cable company that offers bundles of channels all across the United States. One of the bundles is the “basic package,” which includes network channels along with a few other basic cable channels. You are interested in learning how the price of this basic package influences the rate of subscriptions in a market. You have data on subscriptions per 1,000 local residents, price for the basic package, and average local household income. You also have data on local telecom labor costs per subscriber. You believe this last variable influences the local price but not subscriptions per se.
Based on the data provided, write out an expression for the data-generating process for subscriptions per 1,000 local residents.
Estimate the effect of basic package price on subscriptions per 1,000 local residents using OLS. Why might you distrust this result as being a causal effect?