What is Results-Based Leadership?
Results-based leadership has relentless
emphasis on results. It's simple equation:
Effective leadership = attributes
"This equation suggests that leaders must
strive for excellence in both terms: that is, they must both demonstrate
attributes and achieve results. Each term of the equation multiplies each
other; they are not cumulative."1
What is missing in most leadership-related
writings and teachings, is the lack of attention to results. Most of them
– such as adaptability, agility, mission-directed, or
– or on leadership competencies – such as
trust, and other exemplary
attributes, competencies and capabilities. All well and good, but what is
seriously missing is the
connection between these critical capabilities and results.1
And this is what results-based leadership is all about: how
capabilities and leadership competencies lead to and are connected to
Benefits of Results-Based
at all levels get results, results-based leadership frees productivity from
constraints of hierarchy and the limitations of position.
Results-based leaders define results by
understanding audience and customer needs. They continually ask and answer
the question – "What is wanted?" – before they decided how to meet these
Employees willingly follow result-based leaders
who know both who they are (their own
leadership attributes) and where they are going (their targeted
results). "Such leaders instill confidence and inspire
trust in others because theу are direct, focused,
Results-based leadership makes
easier. "Without a results focus, calibration of leadership becomes
extremely difficult. Measuring results helps organizations in many ways,
from tracking leaders' individual growth, to comparing leadership
effectiveness in similar roles, to clarifying the leader selection process,
leadership development programs, to
using results as the standard filters who should enter an organization and
how they should be trained."1
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Surprise To Win: 3 Strategies
Setting objectives is not
enough. The only place where meaningful management results can be won is the
outside world. Managing for results is expansion of
Management by Objectives
(MBO) into the marketplace. It is the theory and practice of how to produce
results on the outside, in the market and economy.
To achieve these results, you
should develop a solid, sound,
entrepreneurial strategy, aimed at
market leadership, based on
and tightly focused on decisive opportunities...
25 Lessons from
While boosting productivity and getting results were of paramount importance
the legendary former CEO of General Electric,
how someone got a
to perform mattered more.
25 Lessons from Jack
Welch urged other leaders at GE, "Make sure
you have the very best people to carry your
vision out. Hire
those most capable of turning visions into reality – ask questions about
how they might go about attacking a particular thorny problem. Promote
those people who have the best record of making things happen."...More
fundamentally believes that employees practice
most enthusiastically when they feel a deep sense of ownership in the work.
Fidelity fosters this feeling of ownership by
dividing power in the company among small divisions (each called a company) with
Each of these Fidelity companies is responsible for its own management systems,
its own strategies and activities – and its own results....
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