Finance And Innovation


You work as a director of leadership and learning for an organization that makes prosthetics. This year’s employee engagement survey results for the organization show that some leadership practices are rated lower, while some practices were rated higher. The new chief human resources officer (CHRO) met with the team to discuss the general results. Everyone agrees that the company’s focus should be on both specific leadership development areas perceived as strengths and on those rated as areas for improvement, primarily regarding social intelligence, emotional intelligence, and the interpersonal skills of effective leaders.

To help this initiative, your manager, the vice president of leadership and learning, asked you to create an adaptive leadership toolkit that can be used throughout the organization. To begin this work, you conducted a personal leadership self-assessment and turned this into a personal development plan. Then you shared this artifact with your manager. Your manager was impressed with the thoroughness of the personal development plan and saw value in incorporating it as an exemplar within the adaptive leadership toolkit for use by all people leaders in the organization. After receiving such positive feedback from your manager, you are now ready to move forward on developing the adaptive leadership toolkit that will be shared with your manager and chief human resources officer (CHRO) of the organization.

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  1. Summarize the business problems the organization is currently facing and describe how the adaptive leadership toolkit will address these problems.
  2. Based on the employee satisfaction survey, identify the skills and behaviors that are current strengths exhibited by leadership and explain how these strengths are critical to the success of the organization.
  3. Based on the employee satisfaction survey, identify the skills and behaviors that are current areas of weakness for leadership and explain how these areas may be improved by applying the self-assessment you used to create your own personal development plan.
  4. Describe the importance of including a personal development plan as an exemplar in the adaptive leadership toolkit and explain how SMART goal setting can help to improve the areas of weakness for leaders within the organization.
  5. Explain how the personal development plan and SMART goal setting could help develop the leadership styles of the leaders within the organization.

Guidelines for Submission

Submit a 3- to 4-page Word document using 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.



“S” Specific: Your goal must be specific. i)    State your personal development goal. ii)    Describe the reason for this goal. iii)    Describe the objective(s) needed to ensure this goal it met.

“M” Measurable: Your goal must be measurable. i)    Describe the metric(s) that will be used to determine if you meet this goal. ii)    Describe the metric(s) that will be used to measure performance of meeting objective(s) along the way.

“A” Achievable: Your goal must be achievable. i)    Describe the tools and skills you will need to achieve this goal. ii)    Describe who needs to be involved to allow you to be successful in achieving this goal.

“R” Relevant: Your goal must be relevant. i)    Explain how this goal can be linked to an overall business objective. ii)    Explain how this goal will increase your knowledge and improve your overall performance as a leader.

“T” Time-Bound: Your goal must be time bound. i)    Provide an overall timeline for the completion of this goal. ii)    Provide tangible deliverable(s) with due dates that support the objective(s) you indicated above.


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