Visionary Leadership

Visionary Leadership - Baldrige Education Core Value

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Visionary Leadership

Your organizationís senior leaders should set directions and create a student-focused, learning-oriented climate; clear and visible values, and high expectations. The directions, values, and expectations should balance the needs of all your stakeholders. Your leaders should ensure the creation of strategies, systems, and methods for achieving performance excellence, stimulating innovation, building knowledge and capabilities, and ensuring organizational sustainability. The defined values and strategies should help guide all of your organizationís activities and decisions. Senior leaders should inspire and encourage your entire workforce to contribute, to develop and learn, to be innovative, and to embrace change. Senior leaders should be responsible to your organizationís governance body for their actions and performance. The governance body should be responsible ultimately to all your stakeholders for the ethics, actions, and performance of your organization and its senior leaders.

Senior leaders should serve as role models through their ethical behavior and their personal involvement in planning, communications, coaching the workforce, developing future leaders, review of organizational performance, and recognizing members of your workforce. As role models, they can reinforce ethics, values, and expectations while building leadership, commitment, and initiative throughout your organization.

In addition to their important role within the organization, senior leaders have other avenues to strengthen education throughout the institution. Reinforcing the learning environment in the organization might require building community support and aligning community and business leaders and community services with this aim.

Question: Is the "Focus on the Future" Core Value a duplicate of the "Visionary Leadership" Core Value? Take a look and see what you think.



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Baldrige Program Failure 2022

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