The Three Fundamentals of Leadership
Within each of the three Leadership Fundamentals in the Hallmarks of Excellence® in Educational Leadership
model, three leadership competencies have been identified that precisely describe the characteristics of highly effective leaders in education. These nine competencies are required knowledge and essential behaviors that are present in extraordinary leaders.
MASTERING YOUR CORE
Builds trust and speaks and lives truth with honesty, courage and finesse.
Understands and manages personal emotions and respects the feelings and attitudes of others.
Assumes responsibility for identifying areas for personal growth, able to discern best practices, and readily shares knowledge and skills with others.
FORGING THE PATH
Sizes up situations quickly, acts decisively, and anticipates change to initiate solutions.
Well-developed global life view, understands the times and issues, and equipped to develop and deploy strategic action.
Articulates ideas and influences people through clear, coherent written and oral communications.
Able to align and mobilize the company’s processes, resources and people to achieve measurable, bottom-line results.
Selects talented people, creates and models an empowering environment, and promotes diversity (culture, race and gender) to realize business success.
Listens to customers and dedicated to achieving quality service and personal excellence.