Watch the Story

10 pts – With Paul and Ari’s story as guidance, we’ll dig deeper into the importance of a clear vision and mission to guide a business. We’ll learn about the distinction between leadership and management, and wrap up by reviewing different styles of leadership.

Read Your Webtext

20 pts – This week, you’ll be introduced to the importance of leadership to a successful business. In discussions with your peers, you’ll also continue to explore the key characteristics of a successful manager.

Join the Discussion

20 pts – Think about what you’re learning this week and what this looks like in real life. Share your insights by joining the conversation with your peers and professor!


220 pts – This week, you’ll complete your fourth assignment. You’ll play the role of a Leadership Consultant tasked with helping a national discount retail store improve its in-store restaurant management team.

Reflect Questions

10 pts – We value your feedback and want to check-in regularly about how this course is going and what you’re learning. Your feedback will be used to improve your experience and your reflection will help ensure you are getting the most out of this course.

ASSIGNMENT REMINDER: Your Leadership Consultant Assignment is due this week.