Results-Based Leadership is a proven process that empowers leaders to accelerate meaningful change across an organization.
In this approach, leaders gain the skills and experience needed to be data-driven and outcome-oriented while focusing on collaboration and internal alignment. In addition to clearly defining their targeted results, results-based leaders also continually assess their progress and adapt their path as their work unfolds.
This toolkit outlines a five-step strategic finance planning process geared toward supporting programs that serve children and families. It aims to help public and community leaders work together to examine what they want to finance, how their current investments align with their financing goals, and which strategies can help them achieve these goals. This process and toolkit were developed to support Evidence2Success, an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative meant to help leaders identify the resources that they need to start up, scale and sustain evidence-based programs that produce positive results for children and families.
Having the right conversations is key for leaders to achieve results, and to the Casey Foundation’s leadership development approach. A new video describes ten conversations that results-based leaders can use to get or stay on track.
A new Casey Foundation video highlights the use of data walks as a results-based leadership tool that can build stakeholder relationships and assess data while accelerating the process to improve outcomes for families and children.
A Foundation video lays out common conflicts on a circle graph. Being able to identify and discuss the types of conflict that are occurring will allow partners to better determine how to resolve them so productive work can continue to happen.
Giving and encouraging feedback is an essential part of being a leader. A new Foundation video explains how “situation-behavior-impact” feedback can promote awareness of how behaviors affect team members and improve team function.
Proposal-based decision making — an alternative to the majority-rules approach — creates decisions that all group members can support.
Community partnerships in the StriveTogether national network are applying the tools of results-based leadership (RBL) — the Casey Foundation’s unique approach to leadership development for social change — to support the success of every child from cradle to career.
Senior Leadership Fellow Donna Stark’s career has long focused on building a culture of results. In more than two decades at Casey, she’s steered both system reform and community change efforts and helped social sector leaders improve the odds for vulnerable kids. In this Five Questions edition, Stark discusses Casey’s results-based framework and shares how the Foundation’s leadership development work has changed through time.
Outstanding human service and social change leaders from 13 states will develop results-based leadership skills to build bright futures for children and families.