The purpose of the Leadership section is to give IT leaders guidelines for improving their teams and their leadership skills. First, leaders are reminded of the enterprise’s current IT roles and responsibilities. Second, leaders are guided on how to create strong teams. Third, leaders are encouraged to consider what type of leader they are and want to be. Finally, leaders are guided in communicating departmental goals both within and external to their department.
The Leadership section involves four steps:
- Organizational awareness
- Leadership planning
- Communicating with business units
When you have completed the Leadership program you will have:
- A mapping of the organizational structure in order to put all the employees, roles, and teams into context.
- Suggestions for organizing and evaluating teams.
- Plans to improve leadership skills for yourself and others.
- The templates and tools for communicating department success and challenges to others either internal or external to your department.
Leadership practices are centered around the idea that to be an effective leader is to take a holistic view of leadership. Look at the picture from all angles: yourself, your team, and your organization.
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|FastTrack Activity||Leadership FastTrack Tool|
|Include Job Descriptions for All Existing Roles||Job Descriptions Template|
|Develop and Communicate an IT Organizational Chart||Organizational Chart|
|Communicate IT Departmental Goals||
IT Mission and Vision Statement Template
Departmental Goals Template
|Communicate IT Initiatives||IT Annual Report|
|Create and Manage High-Performance Teams||
A Checklist for Team-Building
Team Selection Tool
Team Charter Template
Employee Recognition and Reward Program
|Include Team Optimization Processes||
Six Hat Problem-Solving Tool
Team Brainstorming Template
|Evaluate Your Leadership Approach||
Leadership Skills Inventory
Leadership Assessment and Action
|Plan for Improvement||A Personal Approach to Planning for IT Leadership Success|
|Develop a Communication Plan||
Communication Plan Template
Communications Scheduling Template
|Communicate IT Operational Strategies||IT Operations Plan Template|