Organizational Leadership describes the extent to which the leader’s awareness is focussed on whole system improvement, productivity and branch welfare. Organizational Leadership includes business focussed goal setting for high achievement.
Organizational Leadership aligns with five of BC Corrections’ identified leadership competencies:
Vision & Goal Setting, and
Leaders who demonstrate strong Organizational Leadership skills understand the nature of the branch and the ministry’s business and how it connects to and impacts clients and partners. They think about and navigate the structural, cultural and political nuances of the organization and demonstrate a systems perspective to leverage the resources and capabilities within the ministry. They communicate clearly and model commitment to the purpose and vision of the organization. They allocate work to meet objectives in ways that are both challenging and meaningful for employees. They set high performance standards and hold individuals and teams accountable to achieve results.
Developing strong Organizational Leadership ensures that the day-to-day actions within our Centres align with broader business initiatives of the Ministry. Individuals with competency in this area are able to develop trusting and productive relationships with partners across disciplines and hierarchies.
They are able to seek ideas, concerns and needs from stakeholders for mutual benefit on an ongoing basis, and can capitalize on the business unit’s strengths while recognizing limitations. Organizational Leadership skills allow individuals to communicate corporate goals with compelling vision, and to pursue continuous improvement and innovation.
Each topic below includes information on courses and/or workshops that are recommended on the path of organizational leadership as well as additional optional resources that can be explored.