Clear Messaging – Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations

You have a vision, you have the fence posts – the results – now you must be able to communicate those expectations clearly. The most important trait for a leader is their ability to provide clear messaging on results and expectations. Messaging isn’t about just words, it’s about being simple and knowing how the activities …

Reflective Research – Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities (T-11)

Like all leadership capabilities, strategic thinking is something that can be developed and learned. Strategic thinking requires: a long-term and systemic perspective, critical thought, a knowledge of context (both macro – i.e. large trends, and micro – i.e. intra-organizational dynamics), the ability to consider the consequence of actions, an ability to empathize with those who …

Reflective Research – Results-Based Leadership (T-14)

Read the following interview: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235317634_Results-based_leadership_An_interview_with_Dave_Ulrich What are the “four attributes of leadership?” and how do they align to the LEADS framework? Please upload your reflection below.

LEADS Link – Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations (T-10)

Read the vignette about co-author Bill Tholl riding the tractor in the Saskatchewan prairies on Chapter 7, under “Set Direction” section. A CEO of several national health organizations, who grew up in the Canadian prairies, and happens to be one of the two co-authors of this book, is fond of telling a story about growing …

Heroic Deed – Leaders Craft a Shared Vision: Linking Strategy to Results​ (T-12)

For this Heroic Deed you have two options: Option 1: Plan a Vision Session Please draft a plan for multi-part visioning session. Identify who the stakeholders are and who the vision is for. Include in your plan a draft agenda for your first visioning session. Please consider the following: What activities will you use to …

Sharing a Vision – Leaders Craft a Shared Vision: Linking Strategy to Results​ (T-12)

A shared vision doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone has to approve of the exact sequence of wording. There are two keys to ensuring a vision is shared: Allow people meaningful avenues to provide their input. Ensure their input is listened to and addressed. Let’s look at some techniques that can be used to address each …

What is a Vision? – Leaders Craft a Shared Vision: Linking Strategy to Results​ (T-12)

What is a Vision? A vision expresses a desired future state – it is typically long-term, broad and aspirational.​  Visions exist for any enterprise that needs clarity of purpose and direction. Individuals, units, departments, organizations and systems can articulate a vision. ​ A system’s vision and the mandate for a particular organization, gives a frame of reference for individual work and can …

Heroic Deed – Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities (T-11)

You have two options to complete this Heroic Deed. Option 1: Strategic Interview Conduct a “strategic interview” with someone who you consider to be visionary. Ask them at least two questions: How do they define strategic thinking? What have they done to develop their strategic thinking abilities? Upload a summary of your interview. Option 2: …

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