Friday, February 6, 2009

Principled Leadership

Something I have been thinking about recently...

Principled Leadership has the following principles representing actions that leaders need to take to transform their organizations into outcome and value focused organizations serving clients' and employees' needs:

  • Leaders communicate a shared vision - decisively.
  • Leaders confront problems directly and candidly
  • Leaders centralize by mission and decentralize by operations.
  • Leaders create an organizational culture that identifies and tries to live by key values.
  • Leaders create an organizational structure and culture that empowers their employees and themselves.
  • Leaders ensure that staff are trained in a human technology that can translate vision into reality.
  • Leaders relate constructively to employees.
  • Leaders access and use information to make change a constant ingredient of their organization.
  • Leaders build their organization around exemplary performers.