Company Mission, Vision, and Stakeholders Strategic management starts with vision and mission. It consists of the analysis, decisions, and actions an organization undertakes in order to create and sustain competitive advantages. For the SLP project, pick a company (other than Harley-Davidson), preferably your own, and over the course of the next five modules, work to understand the strategy behind it. If you are in the military, it is perfectly acceptable to adapt the questions to the strategies, vision, and missions of your unit. However, you may need to be a little creative in how you apply various theories and concepts, as much of the strategic management literature is based on competition between corporations. OR You may pick a company (including a motorcycle company other than H-D) that interests you; one that has a lot of information on the web about their practices. The point of the SLP is for you to take the topic of the module and apply it to either your company or a company that particularly interests you. Write a 1- to 2-page report. In Module 1 SLP, you do not need to write a detailed research report (save that for the Case). Begin by identifying the organization you will be studying. Explain how you will get the information you will use and why you picked this company. Then identify the major mission and vision of the company, the goals and objectives, and state whether it is in line with the needs of the major stakeholders involved (e.g., the customers, the employees, and such). Note: Your report/assignment will not be accepted without proper citations and references. Use the sources from the background material together with the sources you find. SLP Assignment Expectations Your paper should include an introduction stating the thesis, position, or central theme of your paper, a main body focusing on the key assignment specifications, and a conclusion concisely stating the main points of your analysis and the conclusions you reached. The following criteria will also be used to assess your paper: Meets Assignment Requirements: Is it apparent that all writing requirements are specifically addressed? Critical Thinking: Has the student integrated course materials into a well-reasoned presentation of ideas? Writing: Is the paper clear and well written with an academic tone? Use of Sources: Did the student apply recent, relevant sources to support key points? Mechanics: Was the paper properly formatted to include proper use of in-text citations? * APA FORMAT WELL CITED REFERENCES .