Ppa601 Wk4 Discussion 1 and 2 Policy Cycle, business and finance homework help

Question 1 – Policy Cycle

As noted
in the readings, the policy cycle consists of eight stages: agenda setting,
problem definition, alternative selection, authoritative decision, policy
design, program implementation, program evaluation, and termination or change
(Cropf, p. 259). In a two- to three-paragraph posting, select one of these
eight stages and identify why this stage is important in the policy cycle.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Question 2 – Personality Traits in Leaders

read the Forbes article (and watch the embedded video) entitled “Lessons In
Courage From Africa’s First Female President
.” This article is a
biographical piece on a fellow MPA degree holder, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the
first female President of Liberia, and the continent’s first female head of
state. Based on the content presented in the article:

  Describe what experiences
Johnson-Sirleaf ascribes her leadership skills to. Are these skills that all
leaders must have?

  Johnson-Sirleaf is often referred to
as the “Iron Lady”. What are the personality traits that have earned her this
moniker and describe generally the positive and negative implications for
public administrators that demonstrate these particular personality traits?

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