Public Administration

UNIT TWO: Managerial Decision-Making and Planning Discussion Question1 MPA 605

o Prompt: (1) Explain how strategic, operational, and tactical planning differ. (2)
How might the three levels complement one another in an organization? (3) How
do the “laws” or principles you have studied thus far from 21 Laws relate to the
three levels of planning? Be specific.
o Requirements: 250 words
Reading Assignment
Chapter 3, “Managerial Decision Making” and Chapter 4, “Planning and Strategic
Management” (Bateman et al. text)
• Lesson 4, “The Law of Navigation”; Lesson 5, “The Law of Addition”; and Lesson 6,
“The Law of Solid Ground” (21 Laws text)
• Acts 7:9-19; Psalm 105:15-23; Exodus 2:5-15, 3:1-2, 7-12; Matthew 16:15-19, 26:29-75;
Acts 2:36-41; Joshua 8:1-19, 28; Nehemiah 4:7-23; and Luke 14:28-31
Bateman, T. S., Snell, S., & Konopaske, R. (2021). Management: leading & collaborating in a
competitive world (14th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-1260261523.
Maxwell, J. C. (2018). 21 laws of leadership in the Bible: learning to lead from the men and
women of Scripture. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN: 978-0310086260.


Approximately 250 words