Please number answers, don’t rewrite the questions. 1. What was the single most

Please number answers, don’t rewrite the questions.
1. What was the single most useful theory or concept you learned in this course? Please describe the theory and explain how you have been able to apply the theory at work, or how you plan to apply the theory in the future. (10 pts)
2. Can managers be trained to be effective leaders? a) Choose a leadership theory from Kinicki Ch. 13 to support your answer. b) Assuming you believe they can be trained, what would you include in your training program? (I have added a PowerPoint on Leadership that you might find helpful)
4. Why is the glass ceiling metaphor inadequate for explaining women’s lack of progress in reaching the C-suite? What are the major barriers to their advancement? Assume you are a high-level manager at a Fortune 500 firm. What would you do to ensure that women have the same promotional opportunities as equally qualified men? Be sure to consult the article by Eagly and Carli (Week 13, Reading #2) as you frame your answer, and be sure to go beyond quick fixes like flextime and on-site daycare.
Part B
There is a Stanford University Leadership in Focus video in the Week 15 folder called Gene Kohn Diversity – it is a 5:44 exploration into a dilemma to be solved in an international architectural firm. Following the video, answer the questions:
1. Which of the CEO’s options would you choose and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
2. When do you accede to your client’s wishes and when do you not?
3. As a CEO evaluating important business opportunities, what would have to happen to make you compromise your values or the values you have communicated to your employees?
4. How can you prepare your teams to deal with cultural differences before going into a project where there clearly are biases?
5. How do you think the CEO should explain his decision to the client?

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