Week 2 Discussion
Before beginning work on this week’s discussion post, review the following resources:
Doing Discussion Questions Right
Expanded Grading Rubric
By the due date assigned respond to the assigned discussion questions and submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Respond to the assigned questions using the lessons and vocabulary found in the reading.
Discussion Question – Role Models
A role model is someone who behaves in a way that inspires you to imitate the behavior. Perhaps someone’s way of giving feedback is so sensitive you are inspired to adopt the method as your own. For instance, someone’s business attire seems perfectly suited to the occasion and exudes an attractive or powerful statement, and you wish to dress in a similar manner.
Describe your role model at work, including a particular aspect in that person’s behavior that inspires you.
Explain exactly what the person does or says to inspire you to the point of emulation.
Then, analyze a scenario in which this person has changed the organization positively because of the characteristic you admire. How is the organization a better place because of the presence of your role model?
How can you change your personal behavior to be similar? How would your career be enhanced?
Conclude your post with a three or four sentence summary of the most important point, lesson or takeaways from your research and analysis for your initial post.
Provide a substantive (500–1,000 words) initial discussion post. Justify your answers with examples and reasoning.
After your initial post, comment on the initial postings of at least two peers. Your follow-up postings should each be a 100 to 200 word minimum that substantively address the required content with the following prompts in mind:
Compare the role model that you discussed in your initial posting to a peer’s role model. What are the similarities and differences between the two leaders?
Assess whether the peer’s role model would also be someone you would consider a role model based on the information provided in their initial posting.
By the due date assigned, post your initial response to the Discussion Area.
Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress.