Covering both the individual and organizational leadership landscape, the 5 Leadership Domains of the LEADS framework represent the key skills, behaviours, abilities, and knowledge required to lead at all levels of an organization:
In the Lead Self domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment leadership capability framework, a leader is self-aware; manages self; develops self; and demonstrates character.
Emotional intelligence, which describes the intra- and interpersonal aspects of intelligence, underlies all four of these Lead Self capabilities.
Read more about the Lead Self domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Capability Framework.
Engaging and connecting with others is an essential element of leadership. Without willing, energized, and engaged followers, a leader is unable to accomplish results on any significant scale.
Leaders engage others through personal influence, teamwork, communication, and creating and managing performance expectations. Leaders also focus on the whole organization by providing an engaging vision and looking after the health of the organization.
Read more about the Engage Others domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Capability Framework.
Achieving results is a set of core capabilities for all leaders.
In this domain, leaders are accountable for managing the resources of the organization to achieve results. The four key capabilities in this domain are: setting direction; strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, and evidence; taking action to implement decisions; and assessing and evaluating.
Read more about the Achieve Results domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Capability Framework.
Read more about the Develop Coalitions domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Capability Framework.
Many studies, commission reports, media editorials, and reports from professional organizations have called for major reform in the Canadian health sector. The demand for change is further fueled by funding pressures, demographics, public expectations, and technology.
The Systems Transformation domain of leadership capabilities generates the strategic ability to create the changes that are needed. It helps prepare leaders to address fiscal, technological, and professional challenges, particularly in the large, integrated health systems that are becoming the norm in Canada.
Read more about the Systems Transformation domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Capability Framework.
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