In Assignment 2, students are provided with a business scenario. Gleaning information from the scenario,
students will create interview questions for candidates applying for the new Vice President position
within the organization. In completing this assignment, students will demonstrate their knowledge,
skills, and abilities to apply 21 st century leadership skills to a real-world situation. Students must show
that the candidate should be prepared to be a leader within the context of the organization and its
growth in the international market.
You are the leader of a medium-size organic cereal company known as “Cereal Stuff “. The mission
statement is: “To provide the world with cereals and good stuff that the company can make.” You want
to expand your business to the Canadian and Mexican markets and develop a new related product
containing quinoa that some of your customers have wanted you to make. You have decided to take on
a new vice president to spearhead the expansion. Your business is set up horizontally with each
department in charge of their decision making. Department heads are all vice presidents and they form
a team that works with you to lead the company business efforts and to keep the business moving
forward. The departments include production, quality control and product development, finance and
accounting, and marketing and sales. The new vice president will be head of the new marketing
division. The business has a culture that is best described as an adhocracy. You are hoping to move
toward a more democratic culture. The business values include only using quality organic foods, the
customer needs are first, and sustainability in production processes and packaging.
Step 1: Review the assignment instructions carefully.
Step 2: Review the grading rubric for the assignment.
Step 3: Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. There
is no set format to the paper but students should organize it in a manner that is easy for a reader to
understand. It is important to make a clear presentation of the interview questions and the reasons for
Step 4: Follow this format:
Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name;
Introduction paragraph (must include a discussion on the general type of candidate the CEO
wants and why). The introductory paragraph is the first paragraph of the paper but is typically
written after writing the body of the paper (Questions students responded to above). View this
website to learn how to write an introductory
Body, in paragraph form:
1. Number each question (no fewer than 10 questions);
2. Under each question identify through labels why you are asking the question based on the
reading material from the class.
3. In separate paragraphs propose the answer you want as a response based on the reading
material from the class.
Summary paragraph capturing the importance of the questions chosen and the impact an
incorrect candidate choice will make on the company's success. A summary paragraph restates
the main idea(s) of the essay. Make sure to leave a reader with a sense that the paper is
complete. The summary paragraph is the last paragraph of the paper.