MODEL the WAY - Leaders set the example, demonstrate desired expectations and behaviours, commitment to the team and goals, and actively engage in the work necessary for change to occur. Leaders clearly communicate and respect, attentively listen to, and encourage the voices of all stakeholders. Leaders thoughtfully plan, assess, reflect, provide feedback, and are open to receiving feedback to ensure forward momentum. Leaders take risks, try new methods, innovate, and foster a climate of collaboration. Leaders trust in others, are open not only with beliefs and opinions, but also with insecurities, fears and doubts. Leaders are not afraid to be vulnerable. Leaders are GENUINE and express their beliefs and desires in their own authentic way. Consistency between the leader's words and actions results in building trusting relationships and credibility.
INSPIRE a SHARED Vision & the MULTIPLIER Effect- Leaders are positive, realistic, and passionately believe that people can make a difference. Leaders attract others through their energy, optimism, hope and strong conviction. With intention, investment, and quiet persuasion, strong leaders draw enthusiastic supporters. Leaders look forward and keep end goals in mind. Leaders deeply listen to others to determine what is most important, using the teams values and beliefs to build a common, focused direction. Leaders align goals and practice to help achieve success and enlist and empower others to help the team stay the course. Leaders grow other leaders, giving credit to contributions, building capacity, providing leadership opportunities, allowing others to fulfill their potential. Leaders support their team and show interest and concern for the aspirations and challenges others have.
Agents of CHANGE - Leaders are honest and knowledgeable. Leaders are committed to driving change~critical thinking and problem solving are essential in day to day business. Leaders are determined, patient and persistent and persevere in the face of adversity. Leaders are creative, inquisitive investigators who experiment, take risks and learn along side their team. Leaders act as critical friends...asking tough questions and challenging the status quo.
CELEBRATE Success and ENCOURAGE the HEART - Leaders create an environment that builds capacity, accountability, and self-confidence. Power is shared. Valuing voice and providing choice enable shared leadership and ownership. Contributions are recognized and successes (not matter how small) are celebrated. Strengths within the team are highlighted. Leaders say thank you, praise and honour the work and commitment of team members. Leaders know their team members and demonstrate appreciation in ways that respect individual personalities. Leaders are caring, compassionate, and understand that they are only as strong as those with whom they work.