Leaders face myriad challenges in developing effective people. A caring leadership approach can form the basis for transformation of our people – developing, nurturing and mentoring them will create happier and healthier environments that generate greater innovation and better outcomes.
Role modelling the principles of caring could truly change the culture of the Company.
What does a caring leadership model look like?
How would it envision a set of values that addressed leadership responsibilities and also align with our mission that is critical to the well-being of our people and our customers?
Judy McDowell, Randy Williams and Donald Kautz with their Caring Leadership Model© identify a set of five values that are essential to success for any leader in today’s environment – especially if “success is defined not by wealth alone but by how a leader cultivates and enriches the human condition”.
- Always lead with kindness, compassion, and equality.
- Generate hope and faith through co-creation.
- Actively innovate with insight, reflection, and wisdom.
- Purposely create protected space founded upon mutual respect and caring.
- Embody an environment of caring-helping-trusting for self and others.
It is therefore possible for us to create an environment of care, support and collaboration – a culture of respect that promotes the flourishing of the human spirit.
This ultimately creates not only a positive return on our quarterly score card, but a culture shift that produces sustainable results.