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The Leadership Excellence Model

December 06, 2012 by Jeff James, Vice President & General Manager, Disney Institute

In today’s business environment, change is guaranteed and constant. To survive and thrive, a leader cannot merely react to change; he or she must anticipate change and proactively plan for it. The Leadership Excellence Model begins with a very simple definition: a leader is anyone who influences change.

There are four key functions each leader must perform in order to facilitate change:

Envision the Future
Create a picture of the change that needs to occur and communicate your vision with a passion.
Organize the Operation
Identify what needs to get done to bring about the change and put the right people in place to execute.
Engage the Team
Actively involve people in the work and let them take ownership of their contribution to the change.
Commit to Results
Put accountability measures in place to ensure progress is made toward the change.

Over time, a leader’s behavior leaves a legacy for the organization and everyone the leader touches. What do you want your legacy to be?

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