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Using the present and reviewed knowledge and the below-listed (hiring monster) websites, write down an ad for my Manager job at the Skype Online Life Coaching company. Refer to my presently assumed entrepreneurial position. Make the ad as short as possible and word it differently from the job descriiption in the attachment. Remember, there is a difference between a job descriiption and a job ad.
2. Insert the ad at the beginning of your paper
3. Answer the following question:
Do you agree with the following statement? Explain your reasons.
Finding ways to manage workplace stress is about focusing on the one thing that’s always within one’s control: us. It is important to remember that as an Entrepreneur, you will be a role model for your employees.
Please note that to answer the above question fully, you will need to list at least two successful strategies for managing stressors in your professional life. So, be ready to disclose and use the knowledge accumulated in this module.
Additional guidance for those who might need it:
Imagine one or two moments of high stress that you experienced recently. These would be moments when being calm, energized, and focused seemed impossible. What led to these moments? List these specific stressors that you feel contributed to your stress. Next, recall all the successful strategies you employed. You will not have to share all the details with your class, but you may benefit from listing them in your Learning Journal (highly recommended).
Now you are ready to think about the most effective strategies you have developed so far for dealing with these stressors. Please refer to the reading file in this module to expand on your personal and professional experience.
While reading other students’ strategies, please comment on the process according to intensity, duration, the potential for repetition (resilience building), and accessibility for different individuals.
You may use this exercise in your business to assure your employees that you care about their stress-managing skills.
1. To familiarize yourself with Entrepreneurial Leadership, please read: http://www.academia.edu/1287765/Understanding_Entrepreneurial_Leadership_in_todays_Dynamic_Markets
Entrepreneurs have many tasks to juggle when it comes to practicing leadership, featuring continuous change, increased pressures/competition, diminishing number of jobs, globalization, social inequalities, rapidly changing resources and pervasive struggles with time management and funding sources. We could spend hours looking into diverse theoretical foundations of leadership or even scrutinizing profiles of best-known transformational leaders. Since we do not have the luxury of more time, we will do the next best thing: delegating some of the work to you (please see the list of suggested websites and choose at least three to read in detail), prioritizing it and applying the 20-80 rule in maximizing the time in this module. These are the same strategies you may use in helping your employees build resilience while battling stress. By now, the Pareto principle states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes –or doers. We will try to be as efficient as possible in fusing leadership, stress management, and building resilience within 20 % of allocated time. These are just some of the tips that you might be looking for. Some other tips include knowledge on managing stress.
2. To learn about managing stress, choose a minimum of three of the websites listed below and peruse them in detail. The information you need to look for is related to managing anxiety and helping others in your company to build resilience:
Canadian Mental health Association – www.cmha.ca
Canadian Psychological Association – www.cpa.ca
Check up From the Neck Up – www.checkupfromtheneckup.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation – www.heartandstrokefoundation.ca
Mental Health Commission of Canada – www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
Mental Illness Foundation – http://www.fondationdesmaladiesmentales.org/home.html
Psychology Foundation – www.psychologyfoundation.org
3. To learn about building resilience, please read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/resilience-training/in-depth/resilience/art-20046311
Pay special attention to the subjects of Dynamic Markets and Transformational Leadership and tips that you could use to help others build strength and manage stress. Remember: as an entrepreneur, you will be viewed as a Role Model.
There is no doubt that one of the most critical leadership skills during times of increased stress is managing it and building resilience. This is also our topic in this module linked with building strength.
4. To prepare and get examples of a variety of job ads, please visit: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/recruiting-hiring-advice/job-descriiptions/sample-job-descriiptions.aspx
While perusing, pay attention and find examples that resemble your present position in this course. You have created your job descriiption in unit 5, but you are asked to change it into a job ad this time. Imagine that your business is doing so well that you are expanding it and thus, will need to hire someone to do your job. In the meantime, you can concentrate on your new business…We told you at the beginning: we have a big plan for you!
Remember, there is a difference between writing a job descriiption and a job advertisement. To understand these differences, visit http://hiring.monster.co.uk/hr/hr-best-practices/recruiting-hiring-advice/attracting-job-candidates/how-do-job-descriiptions-differ-from-job-adverts.aspx.
As a Business Manager, you are required to play many roles. The author of this workbook listed only a couple to flag this notion to you. What other roles do you play at work in your present position? Financial and Contract Officer? Fundraiser? Crisis Manager? Reconciliation? Referral Officer, etc., etc., etc.? In this week’s module, you may want to answer these questions and pose your own in your Learning Journal. Hello multitasking!
Most likely, one of these roles is related to overseeing the expected productivity, and another is based on developing close professional relationships with employees. Entrepreneurs are positioned closer to employees than managers, and this alone may create expectations of operating from a very close personal stance—employees might expect a lot from you. Your job at the same time is to ensure the high productivity that you, as Entrepreneur and Business Owner, expect. Some call it a binding relationship or in-between two forces positioning. Some Entrepreneurs emphasize that this setting creates additional stress, while some notice that this might help to develop individual and organizational resilience. Whichever side of this equation you are, the truth remains that Entrepreneurs need to manage their stress, help their employees manage theirs and, as leaders in the company, help everyone develop resilience. This is why we will spend the time allocated to one complete module of Entrepreneurship 2, looking closer at the three related topics: developing job descriiptions, stress management, and developing resilience at work. This investment in you will pay off once you start replicating your findings and learnings to help your employees. You will build a healthy environment and contribute to having a healthy culture in your company, which will help ascertain your business’s success.
Entrepreneurship II Package – Job descriiptions and Skype vision, mission, and more