Executive Leadership

Robert D. Herman and Dick Heimovics



1. Facilitating interaction in board relationships listens and help the board resolve differences

2. Showing consideration and respect toward board members

3. Envisioning change and innovation for the organization with the board

4. Providing useful and helpful info to the board

5. Initiating and maintaining structure for the board

6. Promoting board accomplishments and productivity

Leadership Across the Boundaries: Impact on External World

1. Spend time on external relations

2. Develop an informal information network: face to fact communication helps build credibility and trust

3. Know your agenda: A limited focused agenda helps bring order and direction in a complex and rapidly changing environment

4. Improvise and Accept multiple, partial solutions

Using the Political Frame

1. Structural frame: clear procedures and clear goals

2. Human Resource Frame: defines problems in interpersonal terms and relies on team building, open communication, and collaboration

3. Political frame: use personal and organizational power externally and are sensitive to external factors that may influence internal decisions and policies

4. Symbolic frame: charasmatic leader to evoke an emotional response in the organization allowing it to perform on a higher plane of performance and value