POWER IN MY LIFE – MY STORY  (See Week 4 module to submit your assignment) I. 

 
POWER IN MY LIFE – MY STORY  (See Week 4 module to submit your assignment)
I. TELL YOUR STORY: Use the definitions in the Rockwood Handout on Sources of Power to tell the story of power in your own life. Please discuss at least 6 sources of power in your paper, and use examples from your own life to help explain each source of power. 
II. POWER OF MEDIA: Media has a special role in our lives and in society. Explain the power of media in your own life, using examples to tell this part of your story. 
Please address ALL of the following questions in your paper:
a. Sources of power:  What sources of power have you used in your life? What sources of power have you seen others use? Give examples from your own experience for each source of power you discuss. 
Also, for each source of power you’ve discussed, explain the way power was used in that particular circumstance. Are these sources of power used coercively (power over others), cooperatively (power with others) or individually (power within)? Why? Are they a combination, depending on the circumstance?”
b. Media and Power in your Life: What power does media have in your life? What do Chomsky and Shirky say about the power of the media? Do you agree with Chomsky or Shirky – does the media have “power over” you or does it “empower” you and others around you? Use specific examples to explain the type of power that media has in your life, especially new forms of media (based on your own experience). 
NOTE: You must discuss AT LEAST 6 different sources of power from the Rockwood Leadership handout in your paper. Use the definitions to help explain each example that you write about in your story. 
II. GUIDELINES FOR YOUR PAPER

LENGTH: Your paper should be about 3.5-4 pages (typed) 
GROUP WORK: You may do the assignment individually, or with a partner (2 people can work together on ONE paper.) NOTE:  if you choose to work with others, you will receive ONE grade for the paper. (Please include your initials on the sections you are responsible for) Make sure you review each other’s work – your grade depends on it. 

III. SOURCES
a. USE THE ROCKWOOD HANDOUT (from Week 1) for definitions of different sources of power, and your notes from our class discussion about who has power in our lives. You can also use your own discussion forum post as a starting point for your analysis of power. 
POWER CHART (from Week 1): You may also use the additional chart below which contains examples for each type of power: 
Power Chart  
 (Links to an external site.)
Links to an external site.
(found online by one of your classmates)
b. Media Sources – See Week 3 and 4 for materials on the media
If you have any questions, please email/message me or ask me in class BEFORE the DUE DATE!!!!

  POWER IN MY LIFE – MY STORY  (See Week 4 module to submit your assignment) I. 

 
POWER IN MY LIFE – MY STORY  (See Week 4 module to submit your assignment)
I. TELL YOUR STORY: Use the definitions in the Rockwood Handout on Sources of Power to tell the story of power in your own life. Please discuss at least 6 sources of power in your paper, and use examples from your own life to help explain each source of power. 
II. POWER OF MEDIA: Media has a special role in our lives and in society. Explain the power of media in your own life, using examples to tell this part of your story. 
Please address ALL of the following questions in your paper:
a. Sources of power:  What sources of power have you used in your life? What sources of power have you seen others use? Give examples from your own experience for each source of power you discuss. 
Also, for each source of power you’ve discussed, explain the way power was used in that particular circumstance. Are these sources of power used coercively (power over others), cooperatively (power with others) or individually (power within)? Why? Are they a combination, depending on the circumstance?”
b. Media and Power in your Life: What power does media have in your life? What do Chomsky and Shirky say about the power of the media? Do you agree with Chomsky or Shirky – does the media have “power over” you or does it “empower” you and others around you? Use specific examples to explain the type of power that media has in your life, especially new forms of media (based on your own experience). 
NOTE: You must discuss AT LEAST 6 different sources of power from the Rockwood Leadership handout in your paper. Use the definitions to help explain each example that you write about in your story. 
II. GUIDELINES FOR YOUR PAPER

LENGTH: Your paper should be about 3.5-4 pages (typed) 
GROUP WORK: You may do the assignment individually, or with a partner (2 people can work together on ONE paper.) NOTE:  if you choose to work with others, you will receive ONE grade for the paper. (Please include your initials on the sections you are responsible for) Make sure you review each other’s work – your grade depends on it. 

III. SOURCES
a. USE THE ROCKWOOD HANDOUT (from Week 1) for definitions of different sources of power, and your notes from our class discussion about who has power in our lives. You can also use your own discussion forum post as a starting point for your analysis of power. 
POWER CHART (from Week 1): You may also use the additional chart below which contains examples for each type of power: 
Power Chart  
 (Links to an external site.)
Links to an external site.
(found online by one of your classmates)
b. Media Sources – See Week 3 and 4 for materials on the media
If you have any questions, please email/message me or ask me in class BEFORE the DUE DATE!!!!

Define tranformational leaders.

Define tranformational leaders. Write about one transformational leader and give examples as to why this leader fits that style of leadership.  Also address the following: the leaders education, family influence, faith, socioeconomic status and personality style.  
Use citation from the chapter.  Read and comment on two peer posts.  Your opinions do not make for good comments. Good comments do the following:

Showing opposing perspectives.
Addressing personal biases.
Posing questions to be further explored.
Supporting writings with research and theories.
Demonstrating how information can be used in a practical way.

Write a minimum of five pages, one inch margins, 12 point font size, double spaced.

The book that needs to be cited is: MacGregor Burns, J. (1978). Leadership. New York, NY: HarperCollins Chapter 9. 

How do the branches of government, and outside forces, influence and interact on an important policy issue?

 
This assignment provides you an opportunity to apply the concept of Congressional legislating to the real-world issue of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  How do the three branches of government, and outside forces, influence and interact on an important policy issue?
Write a 1-2 page essay (double space) on the process of passing health reform, based on the “Obama’s Deal” video [Duration about 1 hour].
ACA, or Obamacare, remains a highly controversial policy, and many opinions have been expressed about it. I don’t want you to like it or hate it. I just want you to analyze what you have read in your textbook and saw and read on the “Obama’s Deal” video website with some degree of objectivity and critical thought.
Approach this assignment with the following questions in mind:
How well does the video on the legislative section match up with the below attached image, “How a Bill Becomes a Law”?
What are the most surprising aspects of the ACA as covered in the video?
What might have been done differently?

Essay Formatting Requirements
Essay Length: Your paper should be 1-2 double-spaced pages with size 11-12 font, one inch margins, and saved to a Microsoft Word document.
Sources: It is fine for you to rely entirely on the video and textbook as your resources for the essay. However, you can search for other references that lend weight to your analysis. 
Citations*: Please remember to cite your sources including where you found the them. MLA citation style is preferred. Whichever style you choose (MLA, APA, etc.), please be consistent. You should include a bibliography or works cited page at the end of your essay.

What impact has government intervention policies had on society?

 
Short Paper 1
Governmental Intervention Impact
Part 1
What impact has government intervention policies had on society? Use three Examples to support your position.
Part 2
Provide an example of an Untamed Scientific Problems. Offer a solution to address the problem. What challenges might your solution face?
Paper Guidelines:

Paper should answer all parts of the paper
Paper should include at least  five outside sources to serve as evidence for your position
Paper should not exceed 5 pages double spaced
Paper can be written in APA or MLA style
Reference page should be included

Evaluate policy outcomes using a variety of methods and techniques.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Review Question 7 located at the end of Chapter 3 for criteria 1-3. Select two (2) editorials / essays / columns (by staff or freelance writers) on a current issue of public policy from two (2) different publications (large metropolitan or national newspaper such as Washington Post or the New York Times or national magazines such as Newsweek, Time, and The New Republic.)
Visit the online library at http://research.strayer.edu to read these titles.
 

Apply the procedures for argumentation analysis (located in Chapter 8) to display contending positions and underlying assumptions for the content of Review Question 8. 
Determine which arguments are the most plausible. Provide a rationale for your views. 
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 1 located at the end of Chapter 3 for criteria 4-6. Examine Box 3.0 – Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis. Choose one of the following policy issues in the U.S.: gun control, illegal drugs, medical insurance fraud, and environmental protection of waterways, job creation, affordable health care, or Medicare.)
 
Apply the procedures for stakeholder analysis to generate a list of at least five to ten (5-10) stakeholders who affect or are affected by problems in the issue area chosen for analysis. (Note: Refer to the textbook for a step-by-step process on stakeholder analysis.) 
After creating a cumulative frequency distribution from the list, discuss new ideas generated by each stakeholder. (Note: The ideas may be objectives, alternatives, outcomes causes, etc.; ideas should not be duplicates.) Refer to the following video for a reminder on how to calculate cumulative relative frequency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBX9aNdOYDg.  
Write an analysis of the results of the frequency distribution that answers the following questions: (a) Does the line graph flatten out? (b) If so, after how many stakeholders? (c) What conclusions can be drawn about the policy problems in the issue area? 
Appropriately incorporate at least four (4) quality sources. A quality source can be either grey literature, such as a news article, or scholarly, such as peer reviewed works. In the case of public administration, government websites are appropriate quality resources. Note: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Visit the Strayer University Library at http://research.strayer.edu to conduct research. 
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
 

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 
The course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
 
Evaluate policy outcomes using a variety of methods and techniques. 
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Determine the factors that ensure students succeed in their jobs.

Assume you are the program chair of an employment program for students who did not graduate high school but earned a GED (General Education Diploma). You have limited resources and want to determine the factors that ensure students succeed in their jobs. Explain to the program director how the “tiebreaking” experiment might allow the program to uncover that information. 

How do you think the lack of focus by our military academies on these to areas in particular impacted, say Civil War commanders, ability to lead in combat with the onset of war.

The evolution of military education is rather fascinating when you really dive into it. Your points on the comparison between ancient military education and today is very accurate. As you put it, this seems to be a transition between the physical and the intellectual although anyone serving in today’s military will argue it is still about the physical conditioning to fight.
Helmuth von Moltke (the Elder) began to change how the Prussian (and German) military approached education with the study of the military plans of potential enemy’s such as France. By the American Civil War, our military education at West Point seemed to focus a substantial amount of time on the science of war; artillery, topography, mathematics, ect., (Freeman, n.d.). Two areas that seem to be lacking are leadership and critical thinking development, or at least an overt effort to develop these skills as we see in today’s military education.
How do you think the lack of focus by our military academies on these to areas in particular impacted, say Civil War commanders, ability to lead in combat with the onset of war. After all, many of the significant military commanders in the Civil War experienced combat in the Mexican-American War.

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