complete the attached test called the urbulence Tolerance Test, and then answer the question:
What are the implications of your ‘change tolerance’ for you as a leader? As a follower? How does one become more comfortable with change?
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On the test, I received a 1.54, which apparently seemed to be the average for the MBA students. I feel that I am actually quite tolerant to change in my current position as a manager. I have to be open to changes on a daily basis because it is a way of life in the corporate environment. As Yukl states, “Relevant competencies identified in more recent research include emotional intelligence, social intelligence, systems thinking, and the ability to learn and adapt to change” (2006, pg. 209). It’s important to be able to handle change with acceptance and grace, and try to stay positive. That is how I stay comfortable with change in as a leader and follower, look at it in a way that is positive and feel that I will only grow and learn from the situation. If there were no changes, life would be boring. 🙂 Each day is a new adventure so try to see everything as a good thing even if it seems a bit scary.
Yukl, Gary. (2006). Leadership in Organizations (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Pearson
How did the media portray the Vietnam War during the 1970’s? How did this affect popular youth culture?
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The television news industry is a business with a profit motive before it is a public service; consequently, producers and reporters attempt to make the news more entertaining by airing stories that involve conflict, human impact, or morality. Television news did not find material that was dramatic enough until the number of American troops was raised to 175, 000 in July 1965 (Hallin, 1986, p.115). Combat, interviews with American soldiers, and helicopter scenes all provided the television news industry with the drama that it required. The networks set up permanent bureaus in Saigon and sent hundreds of correspondents there throughout the war. From 1965 through the Tet Offensive in 1968, 86 percent of the CBS and NBC nightly news programs covered the war, focusing mostly on ground and air combat (Bonior, Champlin, Kolly, 1984, p.4). This coverage was generally very supportive of U.S involvement in the war and of the soldier himself until 1967. The media labeled the conflict as a “good guys shooting Reds” story so that it could fit into the ongoing saga of the Cold War (Wyatt, 1995, p.81).
In the wake of such death and destruction, it isn’t surprising that peace, love and sexual freedom became the mantra of a new generation. The youth movement challenged authority on all fronts, and authority frequently fought back. As the Sixties unfolded, no institution remained untouched, no belief unchallenged. It was a climatic decade. A dashing young president was shot only two brief years after being elected. The struggle for civil rights was gaining momentum, while riots broke out in the wake of Dr. King’s death in April 1968. And in a brief moment of American pride, families across America watched as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon on July 20, 1969. All of these events occurred in the backdrop of what seemed to be the never-ending war.
How might some of the current social events of today reflect those of the 1970’s? What can history teach us about our current state of affairs in American culture? 250 word minimum for your initial post.
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History tends to repeat itself right? There are always commonalities from decade to decade, but they may take different shape or form. For example, popular culture fashion in the 1970s consisted mostly of bell bottom jeans, bright color patches, hip huggers, platform shoes, clogs, and gypsy t-shirts were all in the norm of fashion and these people were known as Hippies. There is a new fashion bug in today’s popular culture known ironically as the Hipster. Hipsters’ style of clothing consist typically of thick framed glasses, earth tone clothing, fedoras or other hats, suspenders, dress shoes, scarfs, etc.