1. students should locate a recent news article (no more than six months old please) that is relevant to the subjects/concepts introduced in that module/chapter and prepare a short analysis/summary of the news article. The analysis/summary should be posted onto your blog site on Canvas before the due date. Each blog entry should consist of a link to the article you have found and your analysis as to why and how it is related to the topic introduced in that module (one paragraph with 150-200 words). Please do not use sources such as news paper columns, commentaries, blogs, case studies, white papers, research reports and the like as your chosen news articles. According to Merriam-Webster, news is a report of recent events.
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2. Read the chapter in the text and the PowerPoint slides and answer the following questions. You are encouraged to comment on others’ answers.
a. Choose a CEO of a prominent firm that you believe exemplifies the positive aspects of strategic leadership. What actions does this CEO take that demonstrate effective strategic leadership? What are the effects of those actions on the firm’s performance?
b. Select a CEO of a prominent firm that you believe does not exemplify the positive aspects of strategic leadership. What actions did this CEO take that are inconsistent with effective strategic leadership? How have those ineffective actions affected the firm’s performance?
c. Select an organization that has a unique organizational culture. What characteristics of that culture make it unique? Has the culture had a significant effect on the organization’s performance? If so, what is that effect?
3. Read the HBR case “Should Sustainability Have a Seat in the C-Suite?” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Answer the following questions in a single Word document.
a. What do you understand by the term “sustainability”?
b. Should a business consider sustainability as part of its overall strategy or should it be treated simply as an environmental, a compliance with legal regulations, or a public relations matter? Please explain why or why not.
c. Should Narinex hire a CSO? If “Yes” should it be a full time position at the top management level or should it be the CEO’s responsibility? If “No” why not?