Visionary Leadership

Visionary Leadership - Baldrige Health Care Core Value

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Visionary Leadership

Your organizationís senior leaders should create a leadership system that includes both health care provider and administrative/operational leaders and fosters the integration and alignment of health care and business directions. Your organizationís senior leaders (administrative/operational and health care provider leaders) should set directions and create a patient focus, 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 in health care, 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, communicating, coaching the workforce, developing future leaders, reviewing 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.


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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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