Unit II Project
Brief Leadership Speech—Skills and Behavioral Approach
Part 1: The purpose of this assignment is for you to think critically about both the skills approach and the behavioral
approach of leadership by preparing your initial (brief) speech for the first meeting on the first day after a disastrous event.
Your audience for this speech includes those who will report to you (subordinates).
Select ONE of the following options for
Write the speech in a Word document, or
present the speech, and capture it via video.
The content of the speech needs to succinctly answer the following question:
What would you say to your team on the first day to communicate your expectations toward structure, productivity, and the
concern for people?
Structure, productivity, and the concern for people are key aspects of the behavioral approach of leadership. To keep it
simple, the length of the speech must be at least 250 words and no more than 300 words. When spoken, this is
approximately two minutes and no more than three minutes. A lot can be stated in that amount of time, so keep it concise
and on point.
If you choose the video option (and hopefully you will, as it can be a great way to demonstrate your ability to potential
employers), click here to access a guide with some helpful tips for capturing the video and uploading it to YouTube.
Part 2: The second part of this project involves completing a self-evaluation form about your speech. It requires very little
time, but you should carefully consider the guidance it offers toward a quality message. Click here to access the form.
Complete the form, save it, and submit it in Blackboard for grading.
This assignment involves submitting more than one file to one assignment. Click here to access instructions on submitting
more than one file to one assignment.