Business Management and Strategy

Discussion Board: Business Management and Strategy

After discussing business management and strategy, we need to discuss the importance of these topics for the managers and HR department.

Select two managers of an organization.

Explain how the strategic plan will contribute to their jobs.

Identify the importance of having a strategic plan available to the managers.

Initial responses should be no less than 250 words in length not including your reference(s) and supported by at least two references (aside from the textbook) APA Format

Health Planning and Policy Management

Part of being effective in participation in program planning is being comfortable with using different approaches in different situations. Choose a planning approach and describe an ideal situation and a least ideal situation for its use.

What program model would result in the best outcomes for your chosen community health issue?

Psychological Skills Training

After reviewing this weeks material and the Lesson in our Lesson section, describe 5 different coping strategies used by elite athletes. Which do you feel has the greatest application to your environment? Why?

Note: Take time before posting to read ALL of the instructions below. Doing so will help you avoid point loss.

You are also expected to reference the assigned readings while properly citing all sources. Initial posts should be at least 300 words in length (but less than 500 words)

Social Policy

This week we are looking at a variety of social policy issues, but will specifically address poverty in our discussion. (1) What factors contribute to poverty in the United States? (2) Are existing welfare policies effective in combating poverty?  Why or why not? (3) What policy reforms would you recommend? As you present your argument, please address issues of prevention, education and access to social services as it relates to welfare policies.  You should also incorporate information about welfare reform under the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

Initial responses should be no less than 300 words in length not including your reference(s) and supported by at least two references (aside from the textbook) APA Format

Individual Paper: Business Management and Strategy

This week we discussed strategic human resource management and tools available to perform it. To learn more, let’s further explore some of the available tools. For this paper, you must:

Select two strategic human resource management tools.

Describe the tools and how HR will use each.

Present the importance and benefit of each tool for HR and the organization in general.

For this assignment, you should use at least two other sources additional from the textbook. All the sources (including the textbook) should be cited within the document and included in an APA format, reference page at the end of the paper. Be careful with the number of quotations within the document.


Submit a Word document to the digital drop box

The paper should be 1–3 pages long

Use 1″ margins (all around) and double space

Use Times New Roman or Arial font, size 12

Use APA format

Psychological Skills Training

After reviewing our assigned readings and the following websites:

Design a Psychological Skills Training Program for yourself or another athlete. Briefly explain any sport, work, or exercise psychology challenges and then create a comprehensive Psychological Skills Training Program to improve progress toward high performance. Use 3 to 5 research studies to guide you with the details of your plan, because you want your plan to be based on valid scholarly research rather than an unchecked opinion in a blog or internet site. These research studies may be on psychological skills training, goal setting, positive psychology, time management, etc.

Include a bullet point list of your strategies at the beginning of the paper designed like a poster that you could print to remind yourself or your athlete of daily psychological skills to practice. In addition, include a 7-day hour-by-hour calendar of when the skills could be practiced every day as a habit each week. Add what time of day you or your athlete could practice the skills and for how long in the day. Remember that psychological skills must be practiced like physical skills.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA standards, including a title page, margins, documentation citations, and a reference list at the end.

You might include several of the following strategies discussed in our readings:

Very Detailed Goal-setting with Measures

Positive Psychology Exercises

Stress Management

Time Management Tools

Time Awareness Reminders

Achievement Motivation Techniques

Very Detailed Imagery

Positive Self-talk

Systematic Desentization

Cognitive Behavioral Approaches

Awareness of Personality Factors

Reward Systems



Metacognition of Your Own Thoughts

Positive Reinforcement

Social Support

Meditation and Yoga

Emotional Intelligence

etc. (anything you find particularly helpful to you)


Use of Force Essay

When is U.S. military intervention overseas appropriate? Use real examples. Defend your position, including acknowledging the potential risks associated with your chosen scenario(s). Essays should be 500-600 words in length, not including repetition of the question or references.

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