Paul Dovre explains the essential elements of presidential assessment: (1) Clarity about the personal characteristics the board is looking for in the president. (2) The president's job description. (3) An instrument or instruments to do the assessment (anonymous surveys plus interviews with key people). (4) A meaningful narrative framed around the stated expectations. (5) Meaningful conversations first with the board and then with a close group that has particular responsibilities for the president's welfare. (6) A plan to go forward -- to care for the president and help the president continue to develop.