What if Ron Ritchhart’s cultural forces were applied to the concept of leadership?
How might a leader, in any context, ensure that he or she provides time, sets expectations, engages in interactions, uses language, models actions, creates an environment and ensures opportunities that empower the community to flourish?
As a leader, irrespective of your context, what kind of culture do you create?
Do you convey clear expectations and ensure shared understanding?
Do you model the attitudes and dispositions you hope to see in others?
Is there adequate time for in-depth exploration, planning, collaboration and reflection?
Do you build positive relationships, respect the contributions of others and value diverse perspectives?
Are processes in place for identifying problems, exploring solutions, reflecting and giving feedback?
Does your language reflect shared beliefs, demonstrate support, reveal vulnerability and invite constructive questioning?
Do you encourage learning and growth, experimentation and innovation? Are there opportunities for new leaders to develop?
Does the physical, emotional and cultural environment facilitate autonomy, mastery and purpose. (Dan Pink)