It can be said that equal employment opportunity (EEO) is focused on ensuring that all employees are operating on a level playing field, while affirmative action (AA) is focused on creating an un-level playing field, thereby intentionally and proactively giving those employees that are members of underrepresented protective classes an advantage relative to employment related decisions
(i.e., hiring, training, promotions). What is your response to this statement? How do you personally view these two components of employment law? How do the concepts of higher level leadership and holistic executive development apply to this discussion?
Why might bosses also need praise? What potential benefits can come for the boss and the employee from this type of praise?
• What role does verbal recognition play in motivating employees? How do you make your verbal recognition powerful and how do you maintain it? Support your answer with motivation theories.
• How might fear affect innovation and productivity in organizations? Describe a situation when fear had an effect
on you in your workplace. What could you have done to overcome the fear?
• Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Employees should check their problems at the door? State your reasoning and provide examples from your current or past employment experiences.
How did the Cold War affect economic development in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.? How did the welfare state in Europe and the consumer culture in theU.S. relate to Cold War developments? Include in your discussion the Soviet (command) and Western (market) economic models and the commodity gap v. the missile gap. Provide examples.