What business or businesses are sponsoring the event? How (or does) the event align with the sponsoring company’s values? If so, how?
How (or does) the company benefit from sponsoring the event? How do you think this event brings your community together? How does the community view the company sponsoring the event?
Respond to at least one of your classmates with your perspective on their topic.
Week 9
Companies often project their corporate values on their suppliers through a supplier code of conduct or similarly named requirements. Writing these requirements can be arduous and require the input of multiple stakeholders.
What is the supplier code of conduct for your selected company(NIKE)?
If you were asked to create this code for your company, discuss how you would assemble a team or committee to write it. How would the committee work? Who would be included on the committee?
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.
Week 10
In your opinion, what is one of the most pressing and significant concerns facing communities today that a business might have a responsibility to consider? Why do you think so and what is the responsibility of the business?
Week 7
Diversity in the work environment promotes acceptance, respect, and teamwork despite differences in race, age, gender, language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, communication styles, and other differences. Discuss the following:
What is your selected company’s stance on diversity?
If you were starting a business that required you to hire new personnel, would diversity be a priority? How important would it be to you on a list of other considerations? Explain.
Week 6

Share a recent or current event in which a business or government failed to protect consumers. What were the failures? Who were the victims? What can or could be done to prevent such failures in the future? Do your findings change the way you will support the company in the future?
You are encouraged to share resources that introduce or illuminate the event.
Week 7
Joe Gibbs learned at an early age that being a professional football player was an unrealistic goal based on his strengths and abilities. So, he decided to pursue his dream job as an NFL head coach. It took decades to achieve that dream, but setting effective goals helped him get there!
To find success like Coach, we need to set SMART goals. Have you ever set a goal that was unrealistic? What happened? What did you learn? Using the SMART goal framework, identify a past goal that you made for yourself and explain why it might have been unrealistic.
Week 8
This week you learned about the importance of adopting a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. Describe a time in your life when you faced an important opportunity or challenge with a fixed mindset? What held you back? Were you concerned about your ability to succeed? Were you worried about other people’s perception of you? (Briefly describe the situation.)
If you could go back in time and redo this situation with a growth mindset, how would t
Week 9
Reading Life Stories of Recent MBAs: Leadership Purpose (JGR100 ebook) will help you get into the minds of recent MBA graduates and learn from their individual experiences pursuing purpose. After reading the article, answer the following questions:
1. Do you see a common thread among the stories?
2. What can you learn from these stories as you are creating your own game plan?
Week 10
Joe Gibbs is a masterful communicator because he can connect with any audience and effectively share his ideas. This week you’ve learned the different techniques leaders like Coach use to communicate with confidence.
Now, think of a leader or presenter whose communication has made an impact on you. (Maybe it’s a politician, a teacher, a coach, or a boss.) What communication techniques does this person use? Is there a particular technique you’ve learned this week that you would like to use in the future?