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Download the SWOT analysis template. Complete a SWOT analysis on yourself. 

Download the SWOT analysis template.
Complete a SWOT analysis on yourself. 
What do you see as the principle opportunities in a career in international business?
What do you see as your principal strengths that will allow you to take advantage of these opportunities?
Identify one or two skills that you feel you will need that you don’t already possess? What could you do over the next one or two years to develop those skills?

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Resource:  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by t

Resource: 
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 (New International Version)
So often, we are quick to judge our neighbors and others around us. Today’s society has allowed us to forget what Christ has taught us: to love thy neighbor. Romans 12:2 is a blueprint that is set forth to show us how each one of us should transform our character and renew our mind. The biblical perspective recognizes the active opposition of a personal adversary. In the business world, we diversify ourselves with others from all walks of life, not knowing that God has placed each of us together for the common good. Thinking back on your workplace, how do you engage with others from other backgrounds? Do you place judgment on others? Do you reflect your views on social media and other blogging components? Is this right?
Instructions: 
Take time to reflect on Romans 12:2. 
Consider the following question:

How does this verse impact you in matters of faith in the workplace?

Post your answer in the discussion thread in 150-200 words. 

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Overview In this assignment, you will recommend a personal retirement plan for a

Overview
In this assignment, you will recommend a personal retirement plan for a client that you identify. Support your recommendation to the client by explaining how the plan meets the client’s needs and mitigates risk. In addition to the required page total, include the required appendices. Required appendices may be tables, pie charts, and/or other appropriate figures.
Scenario
This week, you continue in the role of retirement planner you took on for the Week 7 assignment. You will identify a client, create a retirement plan that meets that client’s needs, and recommend the plan to the client.
Instructions
In a 5–6 page paper, complete the following:
Identify a person, couple, or family for whom you are creating the plan. Describe the person, couple, or family (no name is required, but it can be you, someone else, or someone you imagine). Each of the following items is important because your recommendations must align to them:

Include the factors that are important to know when developing a retirement plan (age, marital status, number of dependents, health, life expectancy, and other sources of income such as social security and pensions).
Identify a desired age of retirement and retirement income (assume these were provided by the client).
Describe the client’s personal risk tolerance (assume this information was provided by the client).  

Develop a personal retirement plan that identifies required savings before retirement and planned savings and withdrawals before and after retirement. Support your explanation of this plan with the following appendices:

Annual and monthly savings before retirement (in addition to the required page total).
Annual and monthly withdrawals after retirement (in addition to the required page total).

Recommend asset allocations that mitigate risk based on client’s profile, such as age, marital status, and personal risk tolerance, and based on the riskiness of the assets. Provide the following appendix to support the original and changing allocation of asset classes:

Asset allocation over the life of the plan (in addition to the required page total).

Use 5–6 sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:
Create investment recommendations based on research that includes the rationale and risk mitigation for the chosen strategies. 

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1. Watch the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.” https://w

1. Watch the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAJclwfyCw 
2. Review the Power Distance  file
3. Navigate to the discussion below and post a substantive response to the following questions:
Compare and contrast attitudes toward authority between high power distance cultures and low power distance cultures.
Think about an organization you are involved in (work, church, civic organization, etc.). Identify the organization and describe how you would characterize the power distance dimension within the organization’s culture. Is it high, low, or somewhere in between? Explain how you came to this conclusion and provide an example to support your assertion.
Describe how the principle of power distance is evident within the organization you identified. Your initial response should:
Be 200–300 words in length
Include a minimum of two adequately cited references. For questions on APA style, go to the APA Style Page.

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  Among all the forms of contracting described in Chapter 16, determine which

 
Among all the forms of contracting described in Chapter 16, determine which one you believe would benefit the small-business owner the most. Apply this to a small business in your community.
What would you consider to be the advantages and disadvantages of fixed-price contracts and cost-reimbursement contracts for both the contractor and the government purchasing agency? Use the same business you chose in the first part of this discussion.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

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Resource:  You will see that crossing cultures is nothing new. Characters in the

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You will see that crossing cultures is nothing new. Characters in the Bible were frequently confronted by value systems that were in direct conflict with their own. One of the most apparent issues for those who manage globally is learning to respond to differences in cultural values. This refers to philosophies and practices that derive from a long standing practice in a society, as well as thought and behavior that is acceptable or unacceptable because of societal consensus. Such values can be externalized (intellectually accepted because they are normative) or internalized (fully embraced intellectually and emotionally as my own).
Instructions: 
Read the following passages in your Bible:

Matthew 5:21–22, 27–28, 31–32, 33–37, 38–42, and 43–48
Matthew 6:20–21 and 31–33
2 Corinthians 6:14–18

After reading, think about how you would answer the following questions:

In the Matthew passages, you see just a few ways that Christ says the values of believers will be internalized as compared to the external norms established by societies. What are some of these differences?
In 2 Corinthian 6:14–18, Paul tells those who have believed in Christ that they are different. In what ways? What is his point?
1 Corinthians 8 is a challenge for those who live in other cultures who have expectations of Christians (that may not even be correct). Why?

Reflect in 150 -200 words. 

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  Competencies In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the followi

 
Competencies
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competencies:
Manage stakeholder relationships to sustain a competitive advantage
Align and integrate a short-term goal with a strategic plan
Create a change management strategy
Scenario
You are a business development manager reporting to the vice president (VP) of business development at one of the largest life sciences organizations in the Midwest. While the organization has shown constant growth and profitability since its inception in 1999, the owners have decided that it is time to sell. Given the current uncertainty in global markets, the organization’s board of directors is not convinced that this is the right approach.
While work was underway to find a potential buyer, the VP called on you to join the strategic planning team to assess the organization’s exit strategy and make recommendations to its board of directors. You have been working closely with your strategic planning team to make some initial analyses and recommendations to help plan for the sale of the organization.
As part of the planning team, your first task was to select people from your organization to build a guiding coalition to help the organization transition during and after the acquisition.
Then, you were asked to analyze one of the organization’s core strengths, its talented pool of employees. This included analyzing the attrition data to understand why employees have left the organization and recommending ways to ensure employee stability in the future. This essential information will be provided to potential acquirers to assure them of the organization’s ability to retain talent.
While planning was underway, your first potential buyer started to get cold feet. So, you were asked to research an alternative buyer and build a contingency plan. This contingency plan is an important part of your exit strategy and your report to the board of directors. You and your team were also asked to formulate an acquisition road map that lays out the action steps and timelines for the plan.
Now that the initial analysis and plans are complete, your VP is ready to make the presentation to the board of directors. The VP has asked you to prepare a formal report that you will send to the board prior to the presentation. This report will include the analyses and plans you have developed over the last few weeks. It is important to note that your report will provide a first impression to the board about the upcoming presentation and meeting. You need to craft a compelling message that provides insights based on all the work your team has done and substantiates your position with data. In addition, as a part of your report, you will also outline a change management strategy that will help ensure a smoother transition after the sale of the organization.
Directions
Write a merger integration report that includes your analyses and insights and provides a change management strategy for moving forward toward a sale of the organization in the course scenario. Compile your work from Milestones One, Two, and Three in your report. Remember to address and incorporate any feedback you may have received from your instructor on your milestone assignments.
Guiding coalition: Use the organizational chart and the employee personas provided to guide your selection of the guiding coalition for the organization in the scenario.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Recommendation: Use the organizational chart and the personas to identify people who should be part of the guiding coalition. Review the personas to identify the individuals who have the influence and commitment to make a positive impact while providing guidance for the change initiative.
Rationale: Justify your choice of guiding coalition team members. Your responses should address the following for each individual you recommend for the coalition:

What is the person’s title and how many people do they manage?
How long has each person been with the organization?
What area(s) of the organization does this person influence?
What is your rationale for choosing the person? Consider the person’s characteristics for your rationale.
What role will each person fulfill as a member of the guiding coalition?

Team-building strategies: Describe activities and strategies you will introduce to build a well-functioning team. Your response should address the following:

What strategies will help the members align with the change initiative of the organization in the scenario?
What steps or actions will you take to establish a sense of urgency within the team?
How do these activities and strategies help build trust?

Employee attrition analysis report: First, use the employee attrition data to create visuals in Tableau that capture the trends and possible reasons for retention and attrition in the organization. Then, write a report about the current state of human resources and attrition. Include screenshots from your visualizations to support your report. Remember to consider the employee’s employment status when visualizing and analyzing the data. The Status column in the spreadsheet indicates whether the employee is a current or former employee of the organization.
Specifically, you must address the following criteria:
Current employee demographics: Summarize the current employee demographics for the organization from the course scenario.

Use Tableau to visualize the demographic data such as age, sex, marital status, and experience and include the corresponding screenshots in your summary. Choose the graphs or charts that that are best suited to represent the demographic data.
Choose at least two different graph or chart types to represent the demographic data and include the corresponding screenshots in your written summary. Explain why you have selected the specific chart types to represent your data.

Attrition analysis : Analyze the given employee data to answer the following questions about attrition in the organization, including its causes and the relationship between attrition and various employment factors. Use Tableau to create a visual summary of the data and include the corresponding screenshots in your analysis. Choose the graphs or charts you believe are best suited to represent the required data.

Identify the five top reasons for attrition.
For those who left the organization, how many years had it been since their last promotion?
At what age does an employee typically exit the organization?
After how many years of employment does someone typically leave the company?
What is the connection between how many times a year a person was trained, how long they stayed at the organization, and whether they have left?

Retention: Compare the attrition analysis data with your current employee details to evaluate and prevent future attrition. Your response should address the following:

Using the trends from the attrition data identify if more current employees are likely to leave. Explain your findings.
What does your attrition analysis tell you about employee stability in the organization? How is it likely to affect your organization’s evaluation by a potential buyer?

Actionable steps: Based on finding from your retention analysis, provide three specific actions that the organization can take to prevent employees from leaving. Provide rationale.
Alternative buyer research report: Recommend one potential buyer from the alternative buyer options list provided and justify your choice. Visit the potential buyer’s website and research the company’s market and financial situation. Include this recommendation as an appendix in your report.
Explain your recommendation based on the following selection (and rubric) criteria:
Current market: Describe the current market of the selected potential buyer.

What types of products does this organization manufacture?
Who are their customers?
In which industry do they compete?

Financial situation: Analyze the organization’s (potential buyer) financial situation, including revenue, expenses, and profitability.
Recent developments: Visit your selected organization’s (potential buyer) website and review their news and announcements over the past year. What notable recent events has the organization experienced that might make them more or less attractive to your organization as a buyer? Explain your reasoning.
Buyer rationale: Justify why this potential buyer is the best option for the life sciences organization. Use data from your research to support your rationale.
Acquisition road map: Develop an acquisition road map as a tool for sharing the project with the strategic planning team and the guiding coalition.
Specifically, you must address the following criteria:
Acquisition-related tasks :

Describe the tasks and steps that have already been taken toward an acquisition since you were appointed to the strategic planning team.
Recommend the tasks and steps that would need to happen over the next one to two years to evaluate and complete an acquisition. For each task and step, provide estimates for how long it will take to accomplish them, the responsible parties, and any dependencies.

Gantt chart: Using the provided template, create a Gantt chart that visually illustrates the tasks and steps that you’ve indicated above (Note:You can copy the chart to include it in the road map document). Your chart should include the following:

Indicate tasks and steps that have already been completed since you were appointed to the strategic planning team. For example, be sure to include guiding coalition, industry, and competitive research aspects.
Indicate “in process” tasks and steps that are currently being performed.

Exit strategy recommendations and plan: Outline your change management strategy for transition after the acquisition.
Specifically, you must address the following criteria:
Change management strategy: Using Kotter’s change model as a guide, explain each step of the change management strategy that you recommend. Your response should address the following:

How will you create a sense of urgency?
How will the guiding coalition continue to guide the change? Who will they impact? Identify which critical tasks from the acquisition road map the guiding coalition should complete. Also, determine the expected timelines for these tasks to be completed.
What is your strategic vision for the company, its operations, and its employees after the acquisition?
What is the plan for enlisting a group of employees to get other employees united around the common vision?
What barriers to change do you foresee? How do you plan to remove them?
How will you track progress?
How will you communicate short-term wins?

Summary: Summarize your strategy and assessment of risks.

Describe the overall strategy that you recommend for the organization’s acquisition goals.
Explain how the strategy will fit in the business environment of the oncology market segment in the pharmaceutical industry. Consider using an external business environment analysis to inform your conclusions.

Risks: Identify three potential risks that may be associated with your recommendation and explain steps the organization can take to mitigate those risks.
What to Submit
A 16- to 20-page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations. This report should include the following sections:
Guiding Coalition Recommendations
Employee Attrition Analysis Report
Alternative Buyer Research Report
Acquisition Road Map
Exit Strategy Recommendations and Plan

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1. Watch the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.” https://w

1. Watch the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAJclwfyCw 
2. Review the Power Distance  file
3. Navigate to the discussion below and post a substantive response to the following questions:
Compare and contrast attitudes toward authority between high power distance cultures and low power distance cultures.
Think about an organization you are involved in (work, church, civic organization, etc.). Identify the organization and describe how you would characterize the power distance dimension within the organization’s culture. Is it high, low, or somewhere in between? Explain how you came to this conclusion and provide an example to support your assertion.
Describe how the principle of power distance is evident within the organization you identified. Your initial response should:
Be 200–300 words in length
Include a minimum of two adequately cited references. For questions on APA style, go to the APA Style Page.

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 Assignment 3: Forecasting Due Week 9, Sunday (18% of final grade) In the first

 Assignment 3: Forecasting Due Week 9, Sunday (18% of final grade) In the first two assignments, you looked at: (1) how NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are positioned to take advantage of opportunities and manage risks, and (2) how well each is currently managing their performance. As part of this analysis, you identified potential areas for improvement and considered whether a merger or acquisition could strengthen their financial performance. Based on your insights and recommendations, Buffett is now asking for an assessment of what the future holds for these businesses. In order to deliver this, you must be able to accurately forecast cash flows (the money that comes in and the money that goes out). Like any predictions about the future, these forecasts require the collection and analysis of reliable data, including leading indicators in the broader economy as well as the market forces that impact competitive dynamics. This analysis will enable you to make smarter decisions about how to plan for the future in order to maximize returns, minimize risks, and beat the competition. Instructions For this assignment, you will continue to use the published data from the most recent annual reports you have been studying, as well as analyst reports and other resources available on the Internet. A. Complete the Assignment 3 Worksheet to assemble and assess your forecasts of working capital. The guidance for this is found on pages 137-169 of The CFO Guidebook. B. Summarize your Analysis and Recommendations by addressing the following questions: i. Which metrics/trends are most critical for forecasting future performance and for budgeting? To answer this, you must include an analysis of both past trend performance AND the applicability and reliability of key forecast indicators. In your response, consider: a. Which company has the stronger income statement? Explain. b. Which company has the stronger cash flows? Explain. c. Which company has the stronger operating performance? Explain. ii. Why are the metrics/trends in the data sets above so critical? How reliable are they as predictors of future performance? iii. Based on the data you have analyzed, which metrics would you focus on to improve the performance of the weaker company against the stronger one? Why? a. How would you do this? What specific financial tools would you apply? Why? b. What would “realistic” improvement look like? c. How would you measure success? 

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Review the reading materials attached below.  Research the topic “informati

Review the reading materials attached below. 
Research the topic “information quality policies in healthcare.” You may also consult relevant authorities in your organization.
In a 3 page paper based on your study and research, write a policy document to promote enterprise-wide creation, dissemination, and use of quality information in your healthcare organization. Ensure that your policy document covers the life cycle of information, i.e. the policy must address ensuring quality information from:

design and capture,
content and records management, and
information use.

Include all citations and your reference list in proper APA format. Be sure to include references properly cited using APA. Apply appropriate APA headings and subheadings for each prompt. Your work will automatically be checked by Turnitin.