C200 Business Report

Task 1: Organization and Leadership Analysis
Table of ContentsOrganization Overview 3
Organization Description 3
Leadership Practices 4
Relationship Between Leadership and Organizational Culture 6
SWOT Analysis 7
Organizational Strengths 7
Organizational Weaknesses 8
Organizational Opportunities 8
Organizational Threats 9
Leadership Evaluation 10
Leadership Strengths 10
Leadership Weaknesses 11
Recommendations for Leadership Development 11
References 13
Organization OverviewThis section will provide a brief overview of the city department that provides electric service to the community and specifically take a look at the information technology (IT) department within City Utility. It will also briefly touch on the current culture within IT. The organization selected for this report has to be many things to many parts of its community and many times its reputation in the community it serves is publicly defined more by perception than reality. As the city of Austin, Texas continues grow rapidly as a technology boom town it suffers from an affordability crisis for most its citizens and the government that supports them. The new leader of the IT department has been selected for this report since she has recently been appointed to lead the work of the new department, does not possess a technology background, has only lead small work groups with a flat hierarchy but is expected to formulate and implement new aggressive innovative technology strategies in support of a new City Utility overall strategic business plan is being rolled out. It is expected that the development of this report will help the author through academic research better prepare the to assist the new IT leader in moving the organization forward.Organization DescriptionOverview of City Utility
Started in 1895 as a department within the City of Austin Texas municipality, City Utility provides electric power services to more than 1 million ratepayers in the…

Is He Really Watching

Is He Really WatchingIn a modern society ruled by technology, it seems that presence of it is inevitable and there is no escape to it. Technology can be useful for progressing in the medical field, communicating with someone across the globe almost in an instant, or even putting someone on another planet to conduct research. Disastrously, technology can also be used for mass destruction, elimination, and for other cruel reasons. Over the past century, several cases of cruel technological uses have been recorded. Adolf Hitler used the idea of mass media, which was a fairly new idea, to persuade the German and Austrian population into believing his ideas and beliefs. A similar case is found in the totalitarian dictatorship world that was written by George Orwell in 1984. In 1984, a mythical figure, known as Big Brother, controls the lives of all through technological means and fear. With the presence of telescreens and sensitive microphones, people do not have the freedom and the privacy to think for themselves. In the modern post 9/11 era, the National Security Agency is using technological means, such as phone calls and search engines, to file and keep track of anything and everything one says. The NSA has made claims that people are under surveillance for the sole purpose of security and safety. In both Big Brother’s society and in the post 9/11 society, technology is used to track people and to obliterate privacy and private thought. The book may have served an example of why privacy may be dangerous to the modern world. Whether Orwell wrote is as a warning or for fictional purposes, his vision has played out in the United States and in other first world countries.
In the fictional novel, 1984, George Orwell depicts a society called Oceania. His focus is on a man named Winston Smith and his daily troubles in the dictatorship of Oceania. In this totalitarian society, privacy and freedom is obliterated from the lives of people. No one can think or act for…

Protestant Reformation

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DateProtestant Reformation
During the 16th century, when the Catholic Church was one of the most powerful churches in the world, due to its not so devoted and corrupt power, some criticism of its doctrine was born and became famous as the Protestant Reformation. The participators to the movement did not agree with certain vicious practices of the Catholic Church as indulgences, simony, excessive wealth that belonged to the Pope, and most of all, the violation of biblical and church rules by the clericalists. The Catholic Church was invited to reform those practices but instead that it definitely led to schism in the European Christianity. The split that occurred resulted in further deep social and political changes.
The Protestant Reformation was a religious movement that changed the world and European history in different ways. Because of the movement people started to worship God according to their beliefs and they did not look for guidance with religious issues from the Catholic Church. They started to abandon their European homes and oriented themselves to America where they had the freedom to worship their God in the way they preferred.
Along with the revisionism of the Catholic Church, that period was marked with the invention of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg. The invention helped the movement easily to spread their ideas but the most profound effect it had upon the literature.
Martin Luther became the epitome of the movement after he posted his 95 Theses on the doors of the church in Wittenburg but there were a number of early pretenders to the Catholic Church’s authorities like John Wycliffe and Jan Huss. Several years after Martin Luther’s dare, encouraged by him, appeared John Calvin and his doctrine became well-known from Geneva to the British Isles. It was embraced by King Henry VIII, actions based on dynastic concerns, and it was the beginning of the English Reformation.
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How far do you agree with the view that Truman’s decision to intervene in Korea War s spontaneous response to an unexpected decision (25)

How far do you agree with the view that Truman’s decision to intervene in Korea was a
spontaneous response to an unexpected invasion? (25)
The spontaneousness of Truman’s decision and the expectedness of the invasion was arguably
interconnected by other concerns and actions of the US, the USSR, China, North Korea and South
Korea. There were evidences suggested Truman’s response was largely spontaneous, whereas
the invasion was expected in the long term but not short term, hence becoming an unexpected
invasion at the time.
It can be argued that some actions by Truman suggested his decision was not a spontaneous
response, and the invasion was neither unexpected to Truman. Early in 1950, Truman
commissioned the National Security Council and produced the NSC-68, in which it was a classic
Cold War document claiming that the USSR had a ‘fanatic faith’ and that its leaders wanted total
domination of Europe and Asia, therefore, we can inferred that the invasion from the North Korea
was expected by the US because it was believed that the USSR was supportive of the invasion
behind the North Korea. Moreover, the NSC-68 included recommendations such as the
development of a hydrogen bomb to resist Communism attempts at world domination, the build-up
of American conventional forces in order to enable the USA to fight limited wars abroad, in which it
made it easy to see the US and Truman was ready to intervene in Korea of an expected war. This
is supported by Extract 2, ‘The Americans had a good general idea of what was coming and had
their countermeasures prepared.’ Hence, arguably Truman’s decision was not a spontaneous
response but a long-prepared response to an expected invasion.
Nevertheless, it can be argued that Truman’s decision was spontaneous because he did not ask
for a declaration of war and this later caused him great political difficulties and gave his opponents
the opportunity to call the Korean War ‘Truman’s War’. It can also be argued that…

level 5 story telling

Assessment Assignment no 3 : Skills Demonstration
Storytelling ActivityTitle of module: Early Childhood Education and Play
Module code: 5N1773
Weighting: 40%
Assignment title: Storytelling Activity
Learners Name:
Learning Centre:
Date of submission:
Tutors name: 1. Title page…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………1
2. Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………………………………..………….1
3. Introduction: aim, objectives and rationale…………………………………………………………2-3
4. Record of consultation with an adult in a supervisory role………………………………..……3
5. Anticipated developmental benefits of the presentation………………………………………4-5
6. How chosen activity fits with the themes, Aim, Learning goals of Aistear…………….5
7. Details of resources, materials, equipment required to carry out the presentation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6
8. Planning and implementation of the presentation……………………………………………………6
9. Storytelling techniques you intend to use to Enhance the presentation…………………6
10. Evaluation………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7
11. Developmental value of storytelling, age appropriateness of the story chosen..7-8
12. Role of the adult – my role in the presentation……………………………………………………….8
13. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8-9
14. References………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9
15. Appendences; photo evidence , recorded story, diagram, children’s art work. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9-10
Introduction: aim, objective , rationale.
In this assignment I am planning, implementing and evaluating a storytelling skills demonstration. The story I chose to present to the Children is titled: ,, Goat in the boat,, by Lesley Sims & illustrated by David Semple. It is 10 page book, with clear , funny and irresistible illustrations and minimal world are used. This is a lively story. This book is a delight to share with every young children. I found it…

hurt

DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING FORM
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To assist leaders in conducting and recording counseling data pertaining to subordinates.
The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the Army’s compilation of systems or records notices also
apply to this system.DISCLOSURE:Disclosure is voluntary.Name (Last, First, MI)
OrganizationPART I – ADMINISTRATIVE DATA
Rank/GradeDate of CounselingName and Title of Counselor
PART II – BACKGROUND INFORMATIONPurpose of Counseling: (Leader states the reason for the counseling, e.g. Performance/Professional or Event-Oriented counseling, and includes
the leader’s facts and observations prior to the counseling.)PART III – SUMMARY OF COUNSELING
Complete this section during or immediately subsequent to counseling.
Key Points of Discussion:OTHER INSTRUCTIONS
This form will be destroyed upon: reassignment (other than rehabilitative transfers) , separation at ETS, or upon retirement. For separation
requirements and notification of loss of benefits/consequences see local directives and AR 635-200.DA FORM 4856, JUL 2014PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.Page 1 of 2
APD LC v1.03ES Plan of Action (Outlines actions that the subordinate will do after the counseling session to reach the agreed upon goal(s). The actions must be
specific enough to modify or maintain the subordinate’s behavior and include a specified time line for implementation and assessment (Part IV below)Session Closing: (The leader summarizes the key points of the session and checks if the subordinate understands the plan of action. The
subordinate agrees/disagrees and provides remarks if appropriate.)
Individual counseled:
I agree
Individual counseled remarks:disagree with…

Laptop versus Tablet

Laptop versus Tablet: Which One to BuyLaptop versus Tablet: Which One to Buy
The portable PC versus tablet fight is one that has left numerous purchasers stuck picking both and with the tablet advertise becoming quickly every year shoppers are have started to address whether they really require a portable workstation. Portable workstations are planned to be versatile desktop PCs and are worked with sufficiently intense equipment to suit profitability on the go. Tablets are handheld gadgets that are predominantly used to watch recordings and peruse the web. Portable workstations are for the most part for substance creation while tablets are implied for substance utilization.
There are many factors when considering to purchase a laptop and/or tablet. Cost (how much would I be able to bear?), measure/weight/convenience (do I have to haul this around, or not?) battery life (how frequently will I get to in addition to my gadget into catalyst?), highlights (what elements are key to me so I can complete my work?), solidness/life expectancy (how long am I going to keep this gadget for?), working system/software/apps (what are my product prerequisites for school or work?), and in what capacity will this incorporate with my different gadgets?
Some key elements in/on a laptop are USB Type-C is another standard that can convey information and power over a solitary wire, permitting you to control your tablet, yield video or duplicate records with only one standard link. Framework with a 1920 x 1080 or higher determination screen that will give you a chance to see a greater amount of your work without a moment’s delay while you’re review motion pictures the way they were intended to be seen. OLED shows that create well more than 100 percent of the sRGB shading array, making pictures on the board look superior to, all things considered. Preloaded with Windows 10, Microsoft’s working framework rapid boot and wake times, an enhanced Start menu, another biological…

human trafiking

Our earth is the only planet in the universe which has an environment suitable for life. Air and water is needed for survival. Earth provided these essentials and man used them. This usage over the period has led to serious pollution problems that can be hazardous.Many industries have come up owing to rapid urbanization. Furthermore, there is an ever increasing demand of petrol and diesel for running various means of transport. As a result, a heavy amount of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, sulphur-dioxide and many more gases are polluting the air. The major threat to humanity comes from the development of nuclear sciences.
The nuclear experiments worldwide are destroying the atmospheric balance. The poisonous gases, chemicals and dust released into the air fall back on earth as acid rain harming crops and life. This has caused various harmful diseases.Rain water is considered as the purest form of water. Water pollution in lakes, rivers, ponds and other water bodies is caused by surface water which carries a large amount of chemical discharge of industries and inorganic discharge of city sewage. Such impurities are a serious threat to the existence of mankind.
Our country faces one more problem i.e. noise pollution. Loud horns during traffic chaos, screaming loudspeakers at different occasions and blasting crackers that almost make one deaf are killing the peaceful silence. Use of silencers, abiding by proper traffic regulations and checking excessive use of public speaker systems can help in reducing noise-pollution.
This is the time of implement the steps for environmental Protection. It has been rightly said that there is something in this world money can’t buy, such as beautiful scenery and fresh air.

Estimating Cash Flows for Project Appraisal and Firm Valuation

Estimating Cash Flows for Project Appraisal and Firm ValuationIgnacio Velez-Pareja1
School of Economics and Business Administration
Instituto de Estudios para el Desarrollo, IDE
Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar,
[email protected], [email protected]
Joseph Tham2
Duke Center for International Development DCID,
Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Duke University
[email protected]
February 23, 20101Associate Professor, School of Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar, Calle del
Bouquet # 25-91, Cartagena, Colombia. Ph. (575) 6606041.
2 Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke Center for International Development DCID, Sanford Institute of Public Policy,
Duke University – Box 90237, Durham – NC 27708-0237 – USA. Ph: (919) 613 9234 Cost of Capital: An Introduction
Ignacio Velez-Pareja – Joseph ThamAbstract
This teaching note is devoted to the definition and calculation of cash flows,
namely, cash flow to debt, (CFD), cash flow to equity, (CFE), capital cash flow, (CCF),
tax savings, (TS) and free cash flow, (FCF). We use the direct and the indirect methods
to derive the relevant cash flow profiles for the different stakeholders. These cash flows
are the basis for the valuation of a firm or project.2 Estimating Cash Flows for Project Appraisal and Firm Valuation
Velez-Pareja and ThamEstimating Cash Flows for Project Appraisal and Firm Valuation
Introduction
Forecasting financial statements for the firm is imperative for management
because it provides insight into the company’s future performance. It is a very important
tool for developing strategies to anticipate and overcome the cash flow difficulties that
always arise.
Most firms in the world are unlisted. More than 99.5% of the firms do not know
their market values. On the other hand, the management for a listed firm knows the
value of the firm every single minute. The name of the game is value. For management,…

Economic 101

Economics 101
Summer 2013
Answers to Homework #4
Due Thursday, June 13, 2013Directions: The homework will be collected in a box before the lecture. Please place your name, TA name and section number on top of the homework (legibly). Make sure you write your name as it appears on your ID so that you can receive the correct grade. Late homework will not be accepted so make plans ahead of time. Please show your work. Good luck!Please realize that you are essentially creating “your brand” when you submit this homework. Do you want your homework to convey that you are competent, careful, professional? Or, do you want to convey the image that you are careless, sloppy, and less than professional. For the rest of your life you will be creating your brand: please think about what you are saying about yourself when you do any work for someone else!
1. Use the graph below of a perfectly competitive firm’s cost functions to answer this set of questions. a. In the short run, what is the fixed cost for this firm? Explain your answer fully.
b. Suppose this firm produces 15 units of output. What is the variable cost of producing this level of output? What is the firm’s AVC of production when it produces 15 units of output. Explain your answer fully.
c. Suppose the market price of the good in the short-run is $9 per unit. What do you know about this firm’s short-run profits, TR, TC, FC, VC, and level of production given this information? What do you predict will happen in the long-run in this market? (Hint: describe verbally, with numerical reference points, what you know about these different measures.)Answer:
a. We know ATC = AVC + AFC. From the graph we can see that when Q is equal to 10 units, ATC = $9 per unit and AVC = $2 per unit. Thus, AFC = ATC – AVC = $9 per unit – $2 per unit = $7 per unit. To find FC recall that AFC = FC/Q. Rearranging this we get FC = AFC*Q or ($7 Per unit)(10 Units) = $70.
b. We know that the ATC of producing 15 units…