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What behaviors do you expect from a good leader? Be specific.

Using the knowledge you have gained from both the Bateman et al. textbook and 21 Laws, discuss the following: (1) What behaviors do you expect from a good leader? Be specific. (2) Is there a difference between effective management and effective leadership? Explain. (3) Identify someone you think is an effective leader. What makes him or her effective? Be specific. (4) From a Christian worldview, identify what you consider to be the top three characteristics that an effective leader must demonstrate.
Requirements: Minimum of 750 words in proper APA format
Chapter 12, “Leadership” and Chapter 13, “Motivating for Performance” (Bateman et al. text)
Lesson 10, “The Law of Connection”; Lesson 11, “The Law of the Inner Circle”; and Lesson 12, “The Law of Empowerment” (21 Laws text)
Judges 4:1-16; 1 Samuel 20:1-13, 16-17, 24-31; Daniel 5:1-12, 17-22-30; 1 Samuel 25:2-35, 38-39; 1 Kings 3:16-28; and Acts 9:19-30
Bateman, T. S., Snell, S., & Konopaske, R. (2021). Management: leading & collaborating in a
competitive world (14th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-1260261523.
Maxwell, J. C. (2018). 21 laws of leadership in the Bible: learning to lead from the men and
women of Scripture. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN: 978-0310086260.

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Compare and contrast the standards which Johnson and Creswell & Creswell have iterated for academic scholarship (including causal relationships, reliability, prediction, replicability, falsifiability, verification, etc.).

Faith Integration
Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures to Coursework,” by Dr. Corne Bekker, Dean of Regent University’s School of Divinity.
Also, read this short article on “A Biblical Perspective for Research” by Dr. John Wesley Taylor V.
In this video, Dr. Bekker compares and contrasts purely academic (secular) scholarship and what he terms Ecclesial Scholarship (minutes 15-20 approximately in the presentation).
He notes that ecclesial scholarship is measured and evaluated quite differently than we might evaluate academic scholarship. Specifically, ecclesial scholarship is:
1. Measured by primary engagement with Scripture
2. Written to a believing community and
3. Measured by its ability to renew the church
He argues as well that everyone who practices Christian scholarship is a theologian, regardless of their discipline. This is because Christian scholars are always reading the Bible, being affected by the Bible, and thinking about the connections between their academic discipline and God’s teachings to us.
As you watch his talk (take good notes), prepare some answers to these questions in this week’s discussion forum.
Compare and contrast the standards which Johnson and Creswell & Creswell have iterated for academic scholarship (including causal relationships, reliability, prediction, replicability, falsifiability, verification, etc.) Do you feel that these standards for academic scholarship are at odds with, or complementary to the standards which Dr. Bekker describes for ecclesial scholarship?
What are the normative commitments which Dr. Bekker implies that an ecclesial scholar should have? Are these normative commitments (what you are attempting to prove or to do or change?) at odds with, or complementary to the project which one has outlined for oneself within a purely academic context? In other words, does having a set of normative Christian commitments pose an issue for the academic integrity of your scholarship in some way?
At minute 22:30, Dr. Bekker tells us that “Christ is the only answer to the problems that we face in this world.” In what ways is Christ the only answer to a public policy problem which you have identified as interesting to you as an RSG student? Is there a particular scriipture that speaks to you when you think about the public policy problem which interests you? (Remember, YOU ARE A THEOLOGIAN!!)
What is the relationship between Christian thought and action as spelled out by Dr. Bekker? Is this the same or different from the relationship between academic/research thought and action? What do you think?
Use the following links:
https://www.journalofadventisteducation.org/2019.81.3.2
https://www.regent.edu/video/home.cfm?address=8001172

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What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?

Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interviewing.
NONPROFIT LEADER INTERVIEW PRESENTATION
Interview a nonprofit leader with regard to the following:
What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?
What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization? How do these examples help lead the organization?
What particularly challenging or thorny issue(s) have they faced? How were those challenges met & what can be learned from these issues in terms of ethics?
What expectations & standards does the board hold? What expectations & standards do other constituents hold?
Create a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class asynchronously using Screencast-o-matic. Students will record themselves presenting their Power Point, upload the recording to the drop box.
The beginning of the presentation should include a brief summary about the organization, its history, purpose, and mission of the organization. You can use any additional sources, including the text. The last slide should be a reference slide. Check your APA citation manuals for the proper way to cite an interview. The presentation should include 8-10 slides.

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Does the logic model consider formative or process evaluation?

For the assignment this week, the goal is to construct a logic model for a program of your choosing (Grant Proposal). Use the format found in chapter 5 of the text (Figure 5.2, Sample Logic Model). This is attached.
Make sure to include assumptions and external factors. For additional help, review Logic Models at http://fyi.uwex.edu/programdevelopment/logic-models/.
The logic model must be included in the report using the proper template.
1. A descriiption of the program as well as a paragraph that explains the logic model, what was selected as important and why; focus on the difference between outputs and outcomes.
2. Does the logic model consider formative or process evaluation?
3. Explain how the mission, goals, and objectives are connected as illustrated in the logic model.
4. Make sure to cite your sources properly.

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What are the ideals/values of public service?

What are the ideals/values of public service? How do old Public Administration and New Public Management capture these ideas?
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POLS 7410s Capstone of PA: Read pages 5 & 6
Question: This is the question of the discussion post.
Chapter One: Are the book pages scanned. The title of the book can be found in the document Question.
Journals: (1) Bryson et al. (2) Lapuente and Van de Walle (2020) (3) Moe (1994) (4) Spicer (2004)
Please review all journal articles and chapter one before writing. Additionally, please use APA format when citing. I have attached an APA guidance paper. Please, review as needed.
This paper will be run through “Turnitin” before submission. DO NOT use more than one line to quote! Give credit to any writing that you did not write yourself. If in doubt, cite it!
You do not have to use all journals but try to.
I do tip. I am not cheap.

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Describe how you would design a needs assessment of a human service program (or program you are familiar with) that combines secondary data, impressionistic, and community surveys.

Regardless of the discipline, the first step in developing a program is conducting a needs assessment. This systematic approach seeks information from clientele or secondary sources as to a gap or need – a societal, personal, economic, or environmental issue, for instance, that must be addressed and that requires some planned actions to have a positive impact on improving or changing the identified situation.
To prepare for this discussion:
• Reflect on the process for conducting needs assessment and process evaluation.
To complete this week’s discussion:
Describe how you would design a needs assessment of a human service program (or program you are familiar with) that combines secondary data, impressionistic, and community surveys. Be sure to describe:
o The program
o The purpose of the needs assessment.
o How a logic model will inform the design of the needs assessment.

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. Briefly describe what the key variables are, how they were operationally defined, and how the program’s success was measured.

First Page:
Find an example of a program evaluation study published in an academic journal. Briefly describe what the key variables are, how they were operationally defined, and how the program’s success was measured. Submit your findings via email in a one-page (double-spaced) Word document.
Second Page:
Part 1. Create an operational definition for each of the following concepts:
A. Economic Prosperity
B. Family Violence
C. Consumer Cultures
D. Mental Health
Part II. Researchers have found a consistent relationship between schools and crimes. More crimes occur in neighborhoods surrounding high schools and junior high schools than in neighborhoods far away from schools. The researchers conclude that schools cause crime and believe that this relationship may have something to do with teachers not teaching students the appropriate lessons in the classroom. By these data, do you find this argument compelling? Why or why not? If not, what could explain this relationship?
Part III. The U.S Department of Justice has found that of the children killed by their parents, 55% of the murders were performed by the child’s mother and the child’s father performed 45% of the murders. A researcher uses these data to support his contention that women are more violent than men. By these data, do you find this argument compelling? Why or why not? If not, what could explain this relationship?

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Why do you want to pursue a PhD? How will this degree help you to achieve your career goals?

Why do you want to pursue a PhD? How will this degree help you to achieve your career goals?
Why do you want to pursue a PhD at University of Arizona, specifically?
How have your identities and past experiences shaped your academic interests and prepared you for graduate school? This might include discussing some or all of the following:
How have your cultural, geographical, financial, and/or educational backgrounds and experiences presented opportunities and/or challenges for you?
How have these backgrounds and experiences motivated you to pursue a PhD, and how might they help you succeed in our program?
If you have written a senior or master’s thesis or conducted some other major independent or collaborative research project, how did that experience influence your PhD goals?
Do you have experience as a research and/or teaching assistant?
Did you work in a position that made you want to explore some process more deeply?
I will upload some of my information to the file; also, some of the work I have done to the file too. Let me know if there is any questions.

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What are the shortcomings of New Public Management?

What are the shortcomings of New Public Management? Do these shortcomings make it unrealistic? Why? An international perspective can be found at World Bank Group (2008) Public sector reform: What works and why?
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/6484/448180PUB0Box310only109780821375891.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
OpenKnowledge, can you give both good and/or bad examples of what you learned in this report? Feel free to also refer to other academic resources.

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What is Administrative Law?

The reading consists of some review chapters in ALPM and two proposed rule-makings, with three prompts below.
Administrative Law for Public Managers, 2nd Edition
Chapter 1: What is Administrative Law?
Chapter 3: Administrative Rulemaking
Chapter 4: Evidentiary Adjudication and Enforcement
Chapter 5: Transparency
These rule-makings are totally independent of each other, involving disparate federal agencies, but share some similar “packaging,” and I think invoke a lot of interesting legal and public administration issues.
For the Anti-Money Laundering rulemaking (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/08/2021-26549/anti-money-laundering-regulations-for-real-estate-transactions),
Carefully read Sections I, II, and III, then skim and read selectively after that, but make sure not to miss the “Request for Comments” section.
For the Rural Housing Service rulemaking (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/04/2022-16637/single-family-housing-guaranteed-loan-program), carefully read the first two sections, “Background” and “Discussion of the Rule” and skim the rest, and similarly, make sure not to miss the “Request for Comments” section.
For BOTH rulemakings, please do not focus on the “fine print” text that follows the main subject matter, starting with Executive Order 12866 and 13563… through “E-Government.” E.g., you should NOT be discussing “Paperwork Reduction Act” etc.!
The three discussion questions are here, for both:
1) What will the government do differently under these rules? What burden–in terms of staffing, resources, data collection, or other commitments–will be imposed on the government by a proposed rulemaking here?
2) What are the implications for individuals and their constitutional rights? Privacy? Maybe even takings clause issues? What are the potential costs to businesses, direct or indirect? What are the regulatory burdens (meaning, non-monetary actions or issues)? What are the benefits to taxpayers, businesses, and the public?
3) Look at the “Request for Comments” section at the bottom– look at one or more of the questions the agency poses and draft a very short response, wearing your academic hat, looking to the broader issues of public administration, individual rights, and good governance?