The best leaders I know serve largely as Architects of organizational culture.
In very overt and transparent ways, these Architects are:
- Futures-oriented -- They focus constantly on the "horizon" and help those around them do the same.
- Clarifying -- Even when the ambiguities and contradictions of contexts muddle things up, they keep their attention on worthy and noble driving principles.
- Relational -- They understand that how we treat each other is a powerful "attractor" in creating a sense of safety, belonging, appreciation, effectiveness, and value among/between organizational members.
- Outcome-focused -- They provide operational discretion and support and forgiveness in abundance, so long as folks are achieving results (or authentically trying to).
- Continually improving -- They invest heavily on better getting ... personally and professionally and collectively.