Coaching Through Change and Uncertainty

Change is ongoing and, in some cases, rapid and unpredictable. Leaders must have the skills necessary to work through rapid and unanticipated changes (i.e. budgetary cuts, changes in staff, changes in organizational protocol, ownership changes, etc.). As one might expect, working under these conditions can be difficult. Research has shown that leadership challenges are significantly different when emotions are running high and people are stressed. Thus, Executive Coaches must learn how to lead and effectively coach leaders in times of organizational change and uncertainty.

Write a 5-6 page paper (excluding title and reference pages), addressing all of the following: Identify the specific challenges an Executive Coach faces when coaching through times of rapid change or uncertainty. Describe the leadership qualities that are most important for Executive Coaches to display when working with leaders during times of rapid change or mounting uncertainty. Discuss how the various roles that an Executive Coach takes on in the context of change or uncertainty might be contradictory. Categorize the skills or practices that might need to be minimized by an Executive Coach when coaching a leader through change or uncertainty.

Use a minimum of three sources in addition to required course readings.

Grading Criteria

Content CriteriaTotal: 5

Paper uses a minimum of three sources, in addition to the course text.

Paper addresses each point in the bulleted section above, drawing on specific information from the learning material.

Paper adequately addresses the key concepts (i.e. specific challenges to coaching during change, seven important elements to coach for during change, leadership qualities needed for coaches, etc.), related to the assignment.

No more than 10% of the paper should be direct quotes.

Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1

The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.

The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.

Spelling is correct.

Research Criteria Total: 1

The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.

Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include and

Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).

Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.

When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.

Style Criteria Total: 1

The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).

The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment

The paper includes an APA style cover page.

The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.

The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.

The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.

The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

Complete and upload to the appropriate assignment area by Sunday at 11:59 PM EST (Almost Midnight) of WEEK 2.

Write briefly in response to the following, using your text and one other reference (preferably from the APUS online library) and citing both in APA format. Your paper should be 1200 – 1500 words long, with no more than 50 words as direct quotes from a source.

Assignment 2:  Write two brief stories, or case studies, about couple making the transition to marriage, or a marriage-like arrangement.

               In story #1, describe a couple who has struggled with, but successfully negotiated how they will handle their finances.

               In story #2, describe couple who has failed to negotiate a way to manage household tasks.



Possible grade

Student grade

The paper addresses the issues specified by the assignment



The author shows insight and sophistication in thinking and writing



Two academic citations were used



Paper was well organized and easy to follow. Paper was the required length. Cover page, paper body, citations and Reference list were in the American Psychological Association format.



Few to no spelling, grammar, punctuation or other writing structure errors







To Prepare: Attend an open event in your community related to a diverse social identity (gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, class, religion, ability, sexual orientation, national origin, or age). 

Submit,  PowerPoint presentation.  In the PPT presentation, address the following prompts:  Describe the cultural event in which you participated.   Explain how this experience influenced your perceptions of diversity and difference. Analyze at least 3 key concepts from this course in relation to this experience. Define what it means to you to engage with diversity and difference in practice. Describe two challenges associated with discussing and reflecting on diversity related content. Describe one strategy to address these challenges. Identify one positive emotion and one negative emotion that surfaced during the past 10 weeks of the course. Describe one strategy to address the negative emotion in order to continue developing cultural awareness. Explain specific steps that you will take to advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice based on what you have learned in this course.

Human service providers must develop networking skills so that they can effectively select and access additional, specialized services for their clients. Networking involves researching services and providers in the area and developing an understanding of the kind of assistance offered by them. This assignment is designed to give you the ability to gather information in a systematic manner, particularly for those agencies of the most interest to you.

In M1: Assignment 3, you created an information bank of community resources for at-risk populations. Now, you will select one of the agencies or organizations from this list to use for your course project which you will submit in Module 5.

Choose an agency or organization from your information bank of community resources that interests you and provides the best chance of completing your course project. Before making a final decision, telephone the agency to confirm that they are agreeable to you using them for your course project.

Make a telephone or in-person appointment with an individual in the agency to learn more about the agency services, staff, and population it servers. Try to make this appointment before the end of Module 3 so that you have enough time to complete this project.

Based on your research, do the following:Prepare a description of the agency, the population it serves, and the services it provides.Identify the person you are going to interview by title and provide a brief description of this person’s duties and/or role in the agency or organization.Create a list of at least ten interview questions to use when interviewing this person for your course project. Include questions to solicit information about the agency, staff, services, and population served. Here are some pointers to keep in mind:Use complete sentences and work to make most of your questions open-ended (rather than yes/no questions) so that you are able to solicit sufficient information to understand the agency and the population it serves.Do not use these questions to solicit information (for example, the location of the agency) that you can find elsewhere, for example on their Web site. Rather, design questions to help you gain an “insider” or expert view of the agency and the population(s) it serves.Remember to include some interview “opener” questions or statements to help establish rapport.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. All interview questions should be written in your own words, with credit given to any sources. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, January 20, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.


Remember to make your interview appointment with a resource working at your chosen agency before the end of Module 3 so that you have enough time to compile information for your course project due in Module 5.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Identified an appropriate community resource and a person for interview in the organization.40Prepared a list of questions that solicit the ‘insider’ perspective on the agency and the populations served.40Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format when required.20Total: 100


an Essay in 8h

it be done in 8 hours


D. Matthews’s Response to N. Bostrom on Existential Risk (Readings and lectures Week 11) 

Format: submit a doc, docx, rtf, txt, or pdf file to Turnitin via iLearn 

Length: 1600-1800 words (include word count at the start of the paper) 

Due date: If submitted by 05/04: +1.5 Extra credit on course grade If submitted after 05/12: penalty: -0.5/day on essay grade 


Nick Bostrom argues that avoiding existential risk and existential loss should be a global priority. Dylan Matthews responds by stating that Bostrom’s argument relies on a false sense of statistical precision, and by questioning his assumption that people who might exist in the future should be counted equally to people who do exist today. This assignment asks you to present and assess Matthews’s critique, that is, identify the claim and its justifications. 


Compose an essay discussing the following questions: 

• How would you characterize effective altruism? Are there good reasons to support this view? 

• According to “existential risk obsessives,” why should effective altruists care about existential risk? 

• What does Matthews mean when he says, “global poverty is a rounding error”? Is this an accurate characterization of Bostrom’s viewpoint? 

• Are Matthews’s criticisms of Bostrom’s argument valid and reasonable? Why or why not? 

Writing and Structural Notes:

• It is crucial that you present Bostrom’s argument and Matthews’s criticism. 

• The presentation of somebody else’s argument should be done in your own words (i.e., not just a quotation), and should be done as clearly and plainly as possible.

• Present also your own take on Bostrom’s argument. That is, explain whether or not you agree with it and why: You may agree with a claim but not the justifications given for it. Conversely, you may agree with all the reasons given to support a claim, but not agree that they do in fact support the claim in question. 

• Be sure to include a proper introduction and conclusion. An introduction should do the following: 

o Introduce the reader to the problem. That is, explain in general terms what the topic is, what the issue is, and why the reader should care about it. 

o Introduce the reader to what will be done in the essay: explain briefly what the different parts of the essay will be, that is, provide a roadmap 

You do not need to use additional sources. 

• Cite all sources using both in-text citations and a works cited page. 


• Most important for this assignment is the accurate, fair exposition of Bostrom’s and Matthews’s claims. • Also, important—but to a lesser degree—is your assessment of these claims (particularly of Matthews’s criticism). • Clarity of expression is paramount. Aim to write simple, plain sentences. Avoid technical terms and jargon whenever possible. 

 Type: Reflective Writing

Pages: 2 (550 words)

Service: Writing

Sources: 0

Style: MLA

Subject: Psychology

Level: University

Topic: Reflective writing(psychology base)


reflective writing based on articles, powerpoints, and a movie of a choice given. must include all of those.

all of those will be attached.

except movie.

choose one

“The Big Sick” (d. Michael Showalter, 2017, USA)

“Beginners” (d. Mike Mills, 2010, USA)

Assignment 06

PS490 Research Studies


Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be double ‐ spaced; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.

  Apply the APA Style Guide and Format to your First Draft and Bibliography.

  Submit the formatted version of your draft.


Grading Rubric



Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

Please answer the following 3 questions in a 250-word response minimum. Try your best to reference the text if needed  please do so attached to the assignment is a pdf file of the text book used in this class.

 (outside sources are okay, but please cite)


As well as  Please participate (respond) to the 5 classmates answers with notable and educational input. (200 word minimum Reponses)