Leadership is not a Title.
What does great Community and Organizational Leadership look like?
Level 5 Leadership is described in the book Good to Great, written by Jim Collins, PhD, MBA.
Great leaders display a powerful mixture of personal humility and indomitable will.
They're incredibly ambitious, but their ambition is first and foremost for the cause, for the organization and its purpose, not themselves.
While great leaders can come in many personality packages, they are often self-effacing, quiet, reserved, and even shy.
Every good-to-great transition in the organizational research that Dr. Collins and his team conducted, began with a Level 5 leader who motivated the enterprise more with inspired standards than inspiring personality.
How can Leaders transition from Good to Great?
It’s a Commitment.
Great leaders commit to achieving the communities purpose and strategic priorities; not their own.
They lead by example rather than by fiat or fear.
They say no only to be able to say yes to right things that will enable the communities success.
Leaders empower employees to apply themselves to achieve shared strategic priorities.
They ensure the availability of real-time performance data to enable the community or organization to rapidly learn and adjust.
When those you serve are Empowered to do their best, then you’re Leading!
Leadership Assessment & Development
Includes evaluating how Leaders:
Establish clear and compelling vision and values
Promote legal and ethical behavior
Communicate with and engage employees, key partners, and the public
Create a wide-spread environment for social success
Focus on strategic priorities and action