How does your organisation support leadership at all levels?
To enable effective leadership at all levels, employers must create a supportive environment where individuals can use and develop their own leadership skills to the best of their ability. As a manager it is crucial that you value and support the development of the leadership capabilities of your staff and of the people who use your service, their families and carers. This includes encouraging and enabling initiative, creativity, measured risk-taking and professional autonomy.
The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) sets out six organisational capabilities which provide employers with a springboard for building cultures which are supportive of developing leadership at all levels.
The six organisational capabilities are:
In this section you will find more information about the CLF organisational capabilities and access to a tool which will help you to assess how well your organisation is currently able to evidence these. You will find resources to help you develop an organisational culture that encourages leadership at all levels to create a positive impact on outcomes for people who use services.
Everyone's leadership learning is different. We've put together a selection of tools to help you assess where you are now and what you want to achieve on your leadership journey.
There are a range of standards that people working in social services must meet in their job roles and some of these relate to leadership.