â€¢ Makes decisions even when solutions may produce unpleasant consequences.
â€¢ Support decisions other leaders make on their own.
â€¢ Obtains relevant information and diverse opinions before making decisions.
â€¢ Makes effective decisions during times of ambiguity.
â€¢ Creates an environment where complex decisions can be discussed, made and executed.
â€¢ Makes decisions in a timely manner.
â€¢ Makes decisions based on the long-term health of the center/Agency.
â€¢ Devotes appropriate time and attention to strategic issues.
â€¢ Considers Agency and center implications when approaching problems or issues.
â€¢ Consider issues from different points of view and perspectives, including many sources of information.
â€¢ Anticipates potential threats and opportunities.
â€¢ Balances short-term needs with long-term priorities.
Creativity and Innovation
â€¢ Constantly seeks new insights into his/her job, organization and the outside world.
â€¢ Applies innovative solutions.
â€¢ Encourages an environment for innovation.
â€¢ Is open to innovative approaches to existing as well as new problems.
â€¢ Facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information.
â€¢ Fosters an atmosphere of open communication in the organization.
â€¢ Practices meaningful two-way communication.
â€¢ Ensures people are clear about what the information s/he has communicated.
â€¢ Is effective at oral communication.
â€¢ Is effective at written communication.
â€¢ Holds lower level leaders accountable for communication.
â€¢ Communicates decisions, strategies and approaches and the rationale behind them.
â€¢ Communicates regularly to the organization regarding strategic issues, program progress and other important information.