Managing Leading Actions

managing leading actions

Summary of Managing Leading Actions for the Well-Living Workplace

The following 31+ statements highlight key actions useful for those who manage and lead a well-living workplace – a place of work where people live and work well together.

The list is a composite of managing leading actions suggested by customers and clients over the past 30+ years. We continue to refine and update the list through your comments.
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Managing Leading Actions

Cope with more than being local … Think beyond borders of your immediate influence … Negotiate your position in a state of shift.

managing leadingWork within a wide variety of collaborative arrangements … Assess the evolving network of organization that influences you and you influence.

Respond at the rate of knowledge generation … Reinvent your ‘organization of the organization’ … Demonstrate technological savvy … Encourage learning through socio-intellectual diversity … Develop a storehouse of best practices.

Deal with ambiguities and uncertainties … Reconcile apparent paradoxes … Enrol persons to evolve with paradoxes … Grow systems capable of delivery while holding paradoxes … Guide persons to assess the reality of the situation … Demonstrate the resiliency of tenacity and persistence.

Ensure interpersonal competence … Create fellowship among those you serve and those who contribute to success … Start with full confidence in the potential of those involved … Treat each person as a person … Exercise authority that is person specific … Ensure intercultural and intergenerational competence.

Leadership Legacy Well-Living WorkplaceShare through sense of selflessness and service … Exhibit sense of humility in success and courage in failure.

Offer a point of view from where you are headed … Base your direction on substantive knowledge … Develop a beneficial course of action … Inspire the direction you ask others to work from … Focus on what matters most … Share a short, organic process message.

Encourage persons to reflect on ethical values – trust, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and citizenship … Support and model the values to be nurtured … Distinguish between those who are committed and not committed to values.

Show others how to lead … Share leadership among those assigned accountability … Link transition through innovation and creativity.

+1 Account for your performance … Oblige the committed to take responsibility for what they have decided.

Having read the list … ask yourself this question:

Am I competent to ____ (add the statement).
If your answer is yes – educate others.

If your answer is no – find an educator and learn to action

~ first published as:
Hobbs, S. (2003). What Do Leaders Do?: Mix and Match Activity. Team and Organization Source Book. ASTD.

In Closing

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– a place of work where you can experience
these above mentioned actions
with your staff, volunteers and customers.


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