Managers assure the organization is doing things right. Leaders assure the organization is doing right things.
Presupposition: Virtually all employees want to be proud of their role, their leaders, and the organization of which they are a part. Strong leaders take accountability for this.
The role of leadership in simple but profound terms is to assure the following three things:
1. A Shared Vision for the future. It is the role of leadership to communicate and inspire the organization. 2. Confidence in team members. Leaders inspire others to delegate and to support one another for the common good. 3. Congruity and Integrity in all aspects. After having communicated, inspired, and created a team, a leader serves as a role model by “walking the talk.”
The primary accountabilities of leadership are to make sure that while operating within the above roles, there are effective measures in place at four levels:
1. Strategic Plans
2. Tactical Strategy
3. Systems Support
4. Operational Activities
Finally, effective leaders find decision-making is easy because they have clearly defined values.
A Principle Based Leadership methodology will result in Total Organizational Fitness.