Assignment 1: The Conversation Project
In this assignment, you will be completing a task related to The Conversation Project. The Conversation Project is an initiative aimed at promoting discussions about end-of-life care and encouraging individuals to have open conversations with their loved ones about their preferences and wishes. This initiative recognizes the importance of communication and planning when it comes to making decisions about healthcare at the end of life.
To complete this assignment, you will need to familiarize yourself with The Conversation Project and its goals. Additionally, you will need to engage in conversations with at least two individuals about their thoughts and experiences related to end-of-life care. These conversations should focus on topics such as preferences for treatment, advance care planning, and communication with healthcare providers and family members.
After engaging in these conversations, you will be required to write a reflective essay that summarizes your findings and insights. In this essay, you should discuss the importance of having these conversations and how they can potentially improve end-of-life care outcomes. You should also address any challenges or barriers that individuals may face when discussing end-of-life care and propose potential strategies to overcome these obstacles.
In addition to the essay, you will also be required to make comments on at least two of your classmates’ reflective essays. These comments should provide constructive feedback and encourage further discussion on the topic.
Assignment 2: Steve Jobs’ Exit Discussion
For this assignment, you will be participating in a discussion about Steve Jobs’ exit from Apple Inc. Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, stepped down from his leadership role in 2011 due to health reasons. This event had significant implications for both Apple and the technology industry as a whole.
To complete this assignment, you will need to conduct research on Steve Jobs’ departure from Apple and the impact it had on the company and its stakeholders. You should explore the reasons for his departure, the reactions of shareholders and employees, and any changes or developments that occurred in Apple’s leadership after his exit.
Based on your research, you will be required to contribute to a class discussion where you will share your insights and analysis of Steve Jobs’ exit. This discussion should be informed by relevant theories and concepts from the field of organizational behavior and leadership. You should evaluate the decisions made by Steve Jobs and Apple’s board of directors, and consider the long-term implications of these decisions on the company’s performance and reputation.
In addition to the class discussion, you will also be required to make comments on at least two of your classmates’ contributions. These comments should provide additional perspectives and insights on the topic and stimulate further discussion.
Please ensure that you cite all sources used in your assignments, including any reference materials or academic articles. Proper referencing is essential to avoid plagiarism and to acknowledge the contributions of others to your work.