We use an approach called results-based leadership to help professionals in nonprofits and public systems make positive, measurable change for children and families, whether that means increasing the percentage of children ready to learn in kindergarten or decreasing the time young people spend in juvenile detention. Our results-based leadership efforts include:
The Foundation’s results-based leadership development programs are centered on development of five core competencies:
- Be results based and data driven, establishing clear goals and using data to assess progress and change course as needed.
- Use the self as an instrument of change to move a result, based on the belief that individual leaders are capable of leading from whatever position they hold.
- Bring attention to and act on disparities, recognizing that race, class and culture impact outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable children.
- Master the skills of “adaptive leadership,” which makes leaders aware of the impact of values, habits, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors associated with taking action to improve results.
- Collaborate with others, understanding that the capacity to build consensus and make group decisions enables leaders to align their actions and move work forward to achieve results.