What are the key attributes and behaviors for a role model, visionary leader? About six years ago, a task force of Baldrige community senior executives under the leadership of Kathy Herald-Marlowe was charged with drafting a set of senior leader attributes and behaviors consistent with the Baldrige Core Values, to be used by the Baldrige Foundation as criteria for a leadership award. Those leadership attributes and behaviors have been used subsequently as part of the learning discussions for the Baldrige Executive Fellows. Recently, I had the opportunity to update those attributes and behaviors based on revisions to the Baldrige Excellence Framework over the last several revision cycles. The revised attributes and behaviors are listed below for your consideration with your leadership team:
CUSTOMER FOCUSED EXCELLENCE
ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND AGILITY
FOCUS ON SUCCESS
MANAGING FOR INNOVATION
MANAGEMENT BY FACT
ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY
DELIVERING VALUE AND RESULTS
How does your leadership team perform relative to these attributes and behaviors? Do the members of the team complement each other's abilities, so that all the appropriate attributes are covered? Do your team members collaborate to make sure that employees, customers, and partners are treated fairly and with respect?
Have a discussion with your leadership team to identify collective strengths and opportunities for improvement. Your leadership team will be strengthened as a result and your people will benefit from the outcome!
The Baldrige Excellence Framework has empowered organizations to accomplish their missions, improve results, and become more competitive. It includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your processes and results.
I have been checking above : "self-assessment";
Do you really think Leadership can be subject to assessment?
Yet worse, How "audacious" a pretentious can be the one who clicks this hyperlink, He might be a Leader, having the pattern, but it may look naive or simple-minded.
Perhaps you may want to email this to some forefront CEOs..
The WSJ reports they had an epiphany (in 2019) that Milton Freidman's almost 50-year old "doctrine" (1970) misguided his, Jack Welch (1981), et. al. leadership behaviors, i.e., that the primary purpose of organizational leadership is to produce shareholder value.
Some examples could have been provided to understand these soft aspects of leadership role modelling.
Thanks for the comment! There are many good examples of role model leadership in the information about the Baldrige Award recipients on the Program's web site: https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/award-recipients