Leadership & Control
Imagine that you have received the following e-mail from your boss about a month after they adopted your
departmental plan outlined in the previous assessment.
HR E-mail [PDF]: Use this e-mail from your boss as the basis for this assessment.
Create an approximately 5-minute presentation with voice narration targeted to your staff and leadership that
effectively responds to your boss’s request found in the e-mail. Your presentation should demonstrate
leadership qualities such as composure, preparation, solid communication, thoughtfulness, et cetera. The
presentation should also:
Articulate the problems and their sources. (Make sure to include plausible assumptions based upon the facts
presented to support your assertions.)
Detail your plan, which must address:
Retention: Describe two of the most significant steps you will take to keep employees and why you believe they
will be effective.
Culture, leadership, engagement.
Hiring: Select one of the positions you identified in your organizational chart as new hire. Suggest two actions
that you will take to secure new hires. Substantiate your ideas with real market data for at least one of your
actions. (Cite your sources.) State any assumptions that you need to make to conduct your research. For
example, candidate experience, job level, industry norms, et cetera.
Onboarding or orientation.
Communicating organizational values and culture.
Performance measure and standards: Describe how performance will be measured for one of the position
types in your group. Your expectations should be consistent with your stated departmental goals.
Note: You have the option of using Kaltura or PowerPoint to complete your presentation.
Communication: Ensure that your narrated presentation is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: Approximately 5 minutes. Submit as many presentation slides as needed to meet the requirements of
this assessment. (Include a title slide.)
Visuals: Use font size, colors, and design to assure optimal readability.