MBA Paper Professional Development Program Proposal

to present your management plans and leadership strategies to inform
stakeholders and gain buy-in. For this assignment, you’ll practice this by developing
a proposal for a professional development training program. The program centers
on motivational strategies and how an emotional intelligence management
approach would benefit department managers.

PREPARATION Continue with the same organization (STARBUCKS).
Imagine that the CEO has charged you, the task force leader, with researching
emotional intelligence (EI) in order to propose a professional development

Your proposal should detail how a new incentive program,
based on an EI management approach, will address the incident in Philadelphia,
and address racial bias, foster teamwork, strengthen interpersonal
relationships, enhance communication, and increase overall performance. You
need to help the CEO gain approval for this initiative. Your program’s proposal
must include supporting research concerning how motivational strategies enhance
job satisfaction and team output.

Prepare for this assignment by identifying the resources
you’ll use to create your proposal. You will need to provide at least two
quality resources such as the course textbook, company website, business
websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or
outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible

INSTRUCTIONS Create a proposal (seven pages) that includes
the following components:

EI = Emotional Intelligence

1. EI and Motivation:Which of the EI building blocks would impact
management’s ability toenhance
employee performance and job satisfaction? Based on your research on
motivational theory, describe how your task force would utilize positive or
negative reinforcement to influence the members of the organization and resolve
the issue. Provide examples to support your solution.

2. EI and Social Skills and Decision Making:Explain how the core concepts of emotional
intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy
of the management team.

3. Effective Teams:Describe the core attributes of an effective team and the strategies you
would implement to develop team dynamics that will benefit the organization.

4. Reward Systems:Create an effective reward system for this organization. Determine
thestrategies you would
incorporate to motivate your employees and influence behavior.

5. Executive Summary: Prepare a one-page executive summary that you
will present to the CEO in an upcoming executive meeting. Note: An executive
summary is a condensed version of your full report. It should summarize briefly
all the main points in concise paragraphs. It should be written clearly and
should use language appropriate for the audience.

Grading Rubric:

1.Fully describes how motivation and reinforcement
would be used to influence members of the organization to resolve the issue.
Draws compelling, logical connections between theory and solution. Examples are
strong and support solution.

2.Completely describes the core attributes of an
effective team. Strategies to develop team dynamics are strongly articulated
and detailed. Benefits to the organization are logical and well supported.

3.Creates an effective reward system and
articulates well-thought out strategies to motivate employees to influence
behavior. The connection between strategy and influence is strong and supported
by source material

4.Prepares an exemplary executive summary. The
issue and problem are clearly stated. All of the main points are summarized.
Paragraphs are short and concise, providing the right amount of detail.
Language is ideal for the audience.

5.Writing is excellent. Tone is professional and
sophisticated. Shows logic, clarity, and consistent formatting. Contains no
spelling, mechanical, or grammatical errors. Is free of formatting and citation

6.Exceeds number of required references; all
references are high-quality choices.

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