Leadership Excellence Behaviours

A new framework of nine behaviours describes important aspects of how we can all work positively and successfully here at Leeds, regardless of our role.

Leading self and others

Have you heard about our new Leadership Excellence Behaviours Framework

The Organisational Development and Professional Learning team have developed a framework consisting of nine behaviours which describe important aspects of how we can all work positively and successfully here at Leeds. 

The behaviours that make up the Framework were developed following consultation with a range of colleagues across our University through focus groups and interviews and reflect the skills that participants described as being particularly important.

  • Those behaviours are:
  • Purposeful Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking and Decision Making
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Collaborative
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Delivering Results
  • Developing Others
  • Resilience and Adaptability
  • Self Awareness

The Framework provides examples of ways in which each of these behaviours can be demonstrated in terms of how you take responsibility for yourself, for leading and supporting others and for leading across and beyond our University.

Ann Meredith, Director of Professional and Organisational Development says, “The behaviours described in this Framework are relevant to everyone at our University.  We have deliberately used the term leadership in the title as we can all demonstrate leadership, regardless of our job role or level.  The behaviours that we each demonstrate on a daily basis create the working and learning environment that our colleagues, students and partners experience.”

The new Leadership Excellence Behaviours Framework provides us with a shared vocabulary to describe and develop positive leadership behaviours across our University.  It will become integrated in to the ways that we recruit, develop and progress our people at Leeds.  You may want to think about how you currently demonstrate these behaviours in preparation for your next Staff Review and Development discussion, for example, or when applying for a new role.

Sarah Gray, Leadership and Organisational Development Manager says, “We are keen to work with colleagues across our University to discuss how the new Framework can be used to support you and your teams.  If you would like to find out more about the behaviours or the work that we are doing, do not hesitate to get in touch through leadership@leeds.ac.uk.”

Find the behaviours online at leadershipbehaviours.leeds.ac.uk

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