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Employer of Choice Category: Leadership Effectiveness/Stability

Leadership Effectiveness/Stability
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Employer of Choice candidates should describe in essay form how they systematically* create ongoing effectiveness in organizational leadership through habits, policies and practices that build trust in leadership, encourage workforce engagement, emphasize transparency in operations, communicate effectively with the organization and individuals within it, and ensure leadership continuity and stability. Responses to this item will address the following:

  • How do organizational leaders communicate with the overall workforce as part of the routines of ongoing operations? How do they ensure that two-way communication (information flowing out from leaders as well as receiving input from team members at all levels) takes place on a consistent, meaningful basis? How do senior leaders listen to and learn from workforce members to create actionable information for improvement of the organization and the workplace experience?

  • How do senior leaders inspire and demonstrate trust in their workforce? How do they ensure that trust levels are high among and between work groups and individual team members?
  • How do senior leaders ensure that, as individuals, they are accessible/available to members of their organizational workforce?
  • How do senior leaders ensure transparency in operations to inform and equip workforce members to do their best in their jobs?

  • How do senior leaders ensure that every member of the organizational team understands their individual role in fulfilling the organization’s Mission?


Day-to-day actions of organizational leaders demonstrate the organization’s “values in action,” highlighting role model behaviors and desired habits for every individual member of the workforce. It is essential that the organization integrate systematic processes, policies and ongoing mechanisms that enable leaders at all levels to foster a healthy and successful organization, and that these leaders are actively engaged in these efforts in both their functional leadership role as well as their routine interpersonal interactions. Such practices may include one- and two-way communications, rounding for outcomes, employee forums, relationship building, succession planning, mentoring and coaching, accessibility and availability strategies, etc. 


  • Does not meet: limited practices or early stage implementation
  • Meets: practices are generally established and showing maturity in implementation
  • Exceeds: practices are comprehensive and well established, fully implemented, outcomes measures in place to assess effectiveness

*“Systematic” is defined as follows: a process or approach that is systematic is characterized as well-ordered and repeatable, and uses data and information so that learning and improvement are possible.

Sample of Organization's "Exceeds" Criteria Rating
for Leadership Effectiveness/Stability 

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