leader guidebook of best practices

Write a leader guidebook of best practices for new supervisors in your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar, based on the new science realities.

This assignment provides you the opportunity to demonstrate a solid theory of leadership in a practical application that you can use in your organization.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Analyze the art and science of leadership.
    • Write a leader guidebook of best practices that reflect the new science realities.
    • Describe how the new science guidelines impact the success of an enterprise.
  • Competency 3: Create an effective theory of leadership.
    • Describe behaviors of effective leaders.


Imagine it is your job to write a leader guidebook for new supervisors in your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar, based on the new science realities. Your guide should include the following:

  • Descriptions of effective best practices and day-to-day behaviors that leaders should follow for planning, measuring, motivating people, managing change and information, designing jobs, and encouraging relationships.
  • Descriptions of ineffective practices that leaders should avoid in order to be successful.
  • Explanation of the importance and implications of these new science guidelines to the success of the enterprise.
  • Examples and explanations for the positions you take.

Additional Requirements

  • Length: Your leader guidebook should be double-spaced and long enough to meet the expectations of the assessment and scoring guide criteria.
  • Font and size: Use a standard font—either Times New Roman or Arial. The font size must be 12 point.
  • Margins: The paper margins should be 1 inch on each side.
  • Components: Include a title page, table of contents, and reference page.
  • Formatting: APA format is required for all aspects of your guidebook, including citations and references. Your writing should be well organized and clear. Writing structure, spelling, and grammar should be correct as well.

herpetological literature

Students will review current (≤2 yr old) papers from the herpetological literature. The topic is your choice, but the paper must (1) concern some aspect of the biology of amphibians and/or reptiles, (2) be original research (not a review paper), and (3) be published in a peer-reviewed journal (i.e., no magazines or Internet news sources).  The review should be typed, double-spaced, 1–2-page (2.5-cm margins and 12-point font) synopsis of the entire article written in layperson terms so the information is accessible to a general audience (as if you were a science reporter writing for a newspaper). Please include a photocopy of the abstract of the paper you review. Do not include a cover page.

expository essay,

For your writing scenario in this module, the editor of the student magazine has reviewed your draft and sees potential for an audience in your profession or field. Although you may have used general sources in your expository essay in Module 2, the editor now requires sources that are more appropriate for you major or intended field. Such sources need to be credible, relevant, and recent. Excelsior College relies on the Written Communication VALUE Rubric for assessment of writing in our capstones. VALUE also may provide the basis for assignment grading criteria. An important focus is on Sources and Evidence.The highest level of achievement on VALUE for Sources and Evidence is the following: The paper demonstrates skillful use of high quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.

For this activity, you will locate two additional sources related to your topic or thesis for your field. You will create an annotated bibliography with entries that are well organized and include consistently strong summaries of the sources. You will also evaluate each source, and ensure you have clear and correct critiques of each source.

As you work on your final draft of your expository essay, you will incorporate these sources into your paper. You may find that, after reading sources in your field, you need to adjust your topic and thesis.

Before completing this assignment, be sure to review the information on annotated bibliographies from the Excelsior College OWLlocated at:

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Annotated bibliographies (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://owl.excelsior.edu/research-and-citations/annotated-bibliographies/

As you read each of the two sources required for this assignment, make sure to record all the necessary information about the source, name of the journal, book, database, publication and retrieval date, and page numbers.

Required elements:

  1. Annotations for at least two sources.
  2. Two sources must be from the library databases.
  3. Each source must be followed by a one-paragraph summary of the source and then a one- or two-sentence evaluation of the article focusing on the credibility and helpfulness of each source.

You will submit the citations for your sources in proper format (APA) for your discipline. Here is an example of a properly formatted APA journal citation:

Structure And Functions Of Organs Paper

Identify an organism that lives within 50 miles of your home.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about how the organism has adapted to survive in their specific environment. Include the following points in your paper:

  • Briefly describe the environment (temperature, landscape, food sources, etc.) and describe the organism’s role in the environment. Determine which organism your chosen organism would be most closely related to using a phylogenetic tree.
  • Identify the structures and functions of the main organs found in your selected organism.
  • Explain how the organism has evolved physiologically to become suited to its environment.
  • Explain how things would change if the organism were to be transplanted to a significantly different environment:
  • Would their organ system still be as efficient? Why or why not?
  • Would the organism survive in this new environment? Why or why not?

Include the diagram and other appropriate pictures in your paper and make sure to provide a full reference for the images in your reference section.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines including references and in-text citations. Your paper should include a well written introduction and conclusion. Use only academic research sources.

Biology Questions

1. List 5 mechanisms by which gene frequencies in a population can be altered. Describe each briefly!

2. What is homology, and why does it provide evidence for evolution?

3. What characters do whales posses that make them mammals rather than fish? Why are whales thought to have evolved from land dwelling animals? What is the evidence?

4. Describe characteristics that differentiate humans from other apes in the hominin group.

5. Describe several ways and give examples of how a new species can evolve from a previous species. Explain how in related species one can stay more similar to the common ancestor while others can change more drastically.

6. How is the modern day classification system of life organized (meaning by what criteria are groups of organisms placed within the system)?

7. Why have there been changes that have led to larger and smaller divisions in the older system of Kingdom, Phyla, Order, Family, Genus, Species?

8.Discuss the creation vs. evolution controversy (be specific). How do you think it might be solved, if it can?

Biological Bases of Human Behavior Final Paper.

Biological Bases of Human Behavior Final Paper. . The paper should be 10 – 15 pages in length, which includes the title, abstract and reference pages. The goal of the paper should be to look at a method or method(s) used in biopsychology to investigate the cause of a psychological disorder. The disorder that you choose is up to you but it should be something studied in the field of biopsychology. You will then choose studies that look at different methodological approaches of biopsychology to study these disorders. It is important that you choose methodological approaches that you understand and are comfortable discussing in detail. For example, you should not choose gene knockout technology in the study of alcohol abuse if you are weak in the area of genetics and molecular genetics. You will be expected to not only summarize the methodology you choose to focus on but also the strengths and weaknesses associated with it

Fulfill Supply Chain Demand

In the above lecture you saw the example of Carrier distribution in which inventory levels were radically decreased through a combination of lead time reduction and process revolution. These changes were implemented in no small part due to the influence of Hammer and his associates in process re-engineering.

What’s your response to the idea of just blowing it up and implementing a new process? Have you done this in your current or any past job or company? What was the result? Are processes better or worse?

Answer this question!