Board members know that their role is to direct, protect and enable the work of the organization. Executive Directors and their key staff leaders know their role is to lead, manage and accomplish the work of the organization. They all know the importance of staying disciplined to those roles. All of which lays the foundation for becoming more effective as individual leaders and thus as an organization.
Those roles can be seen as ordered pairs of influence and potential effectiveness; direct and lead focusing on the future of the organization, protect and manage focusing on the operational aspects of the organization and enable and accomplish focusing on their active roles in the organization.
The truth is that each key board and executive team member comes “wired” or “equipped” to be better at one or some of their three roles than the others. Strengths based leadership development requires an exploration of each person’s strengths (wiring/equipping), developing strategies to use their strengths, recruiting others who can assist them in areas that are not their strengths and watching “game film” together over time. Such development for key Board and Executive team members can be a strategic investment for maturing organizations.
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