In today’s complex and highly competitive global business environment, companies want to know that new executive hires (at all levels) will not be complacent within their position in the company and will proactively engage in leadership development. Preparation For this assignment, imagine that you have been recruited for a mid-level leadership position within a global organization. You have been through three rounds of intense interviews and have been invited back to make a last presentation to senior executive leadership. You have been directed to present your plan for ongoing leadership development. You must prepare a PowerPoint presentation and be prepared to talk about it for approximately 15–20 minutes. Please complete the Global Leadership Inventory linked in the Required Resources section of this assessment. The results will figure into your work in this assessment. You may also opt to take any of the free, online leadership assessments linked in the Suggested Resources section. These assessments may help clarify your leadership strengths. Research the characteristics and traits of highly effective global leaders, as well as ways and opportunities to improve your own leadership skills. Through the assessments in this course, you have read about leadership theories and models, and completed assessments that were designed to help you understand the skills and competencies needed to become an effective global leader. You should be well-prepared to complete this assessment. As you prepare your global leadership development plan, consider that the best leadership development plans do not focus only on areas of weakness, but also incorporate strategies for increasing areas of strength. In this way, you can highlight your current and future value for any global organization. Requirements Create a PowerPoint presentation of 12–15 slides that clearly demonstrate your knowledge of the traits and characteristics of effective global leaders, and which outlines your plan for ongoing leadership development. Please use the speaker notes area of each slide to expand on your talking points. A title slide that includes your name, the course number, and the assignment title. An Introduction that analyzes the characteristics and responsibilities of effective global leaders. In 1–2 slides, reflect on what it means to be an effective global leader. (This may come primarily from Assessment 1, but also from other Assessments.) In 1–2 slides, explain how the global leadership concerns for the future impact you personally. (From Assessments 2, 3, and 4.) Personal Leadership Competency. In 3–4 slides, analyze your personal level of leadership competency. Use the results from the Global Leadership Inventory (linked in the Resources activity) and any of the suggested self-assessments you took. Link in Assessment 2 and Gardner’s Five Minds. Identify your strengths and areas for improvement. Global Leadership Development. In 3–4 slides, analyze strategies and best practices for ongoing global leadership development. Outline your actual leadership development plan to improve your competencies. Explain how you plan to continue your leadership development. Explain the types of training and development activities that will help you improve. Conclusion. Reference slide that includes at least 10 resources. Follow APA guidelines for all citations and references. Throughout your presentation, be sure to use the leadership theories and models that have been discussed in this course to support your statements about and strategies for being a global leader. In addition, the speaker notes should contain 50–75 words per slide. Be sure the design and layout of your PowerPoint reflects your target audience. Additional Requirements Include a title slide and reference slide. Number of slides: 12–15 not including title slide and reference slide. Number of resources: at least 10. APA format for citations and references. Appropriate use of speaker notes.