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Module 2 – SLP



Signature Assignment: Written Communication, Reinforced

In this assignment, your written communications skills will be
assessed. The written communications rubric will be useful for this
purpose. In the course MGT302, written communication skills were
assessed at the “introduced” level. In MGT407, they will be
assessed at the “reinforced” level. Finally, in MGT491 your written
communication skills will be assessed at the “mastered” level. The
grading rubric for written communication at the undergraduate level
has been developed to measure student success in meeting the
MGT407 Case 3 expectations. Rubrics for the other two courses
are included in their respective assignments.

In an interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell, Harrison (2011)
discussed Hallowell’s Cycle of Excellence as a five-step process
that managers can use to foster high performance in their

According to Hallowell, to manage employees, managers must first
employ them, which is the first step—(1) Select.

(2) Connect is the next is to determine if a new employee fits into
the organization.

The next two steps, (3) Play and (4) Grapple and Grow, go together
because they are actions taken by employees along with their
managers. These growth opportunities go a long way to increase
job satisfaction and productivity levels.


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The final step, (5) Shine, occurs when managers recognize
employees for a job well done.

Reference: Harrison, J. (2011, March). Interview with Edward M.
Hallowell, MD, author of Shine: Using brain science to get the best
from your people. Human Resource Management International
Digest, 19(4), 43-45. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Use the following search terms in the library search box: Human
Resource Management International Digest Interview with Edward
M. Hallowell. The article should appear. Click on either ‘full text” or
“Full text-PDF”).


Draw on the material in the background readings and conduct
additional research to prepare a magazine article in which you:

Briefly analyze the five steps of the Cycle of Excellence and use
it as a springboard to create your own cycle of excellence.

Develop your own cycle of excellence and explain its steps. Your
cycle should show creativity and critical thinking and
consideration for diversity/equity/inclusion.

Discuss how the cycle of excellence you have developed is the
optimum approach for managing human capital.

The magazine article you are writing should be similar to an
article you might find in TD: Talent Development (magazine of the
Association for Talent Development) or in HR Magazine
(magazine for the Society for Human Resource Management,
SHRM). Both are found in the Trident Online Library, and
samples found on their respective websites.

Utilize at least three other reference sources to build your article.
Cite sources within your paragraphs and include them in a
references list at the end of your article. (Note: Even though
practitioner magazine articles at times do not cite sources or
have a reference section, they are needed for our academic

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purposes. See the Introduction to APA 7th Edition for additional

Include a cover page and a reference page.

Note that the deliverable for this assignment is not an essay
paper, but rather a journal article formatted like other published
journal articles. (Most articles are written in columnar form, with
some color and graphics to provide visual appeal. The more
interesting the article is the better.)

Citation and reference style instructions are available at
Also see
Trident University’s Introduction to APA 7th Edition

You will find the following useful as you critique sources:

Cornell University. (2015). Critically analyzing information sources:
Critical appraisal and analysis. Retrieved from

Cornell University. (2014). Evaluating Web sites: Criteria and tools.
Retrieved from

Submit your 3- to 4-page paper (not counting the cover page and
reference page) to the drop box by the Module 2 due date.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your submission will be assessed on the criteria found in the written
communications grading rubric for this assignment:

Context and purpose for writing


Adherence to conventions in specific disciplines

Sources of evidence

Syntax control and mechanics

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