LBO Components

The six Leadership by Objectives publications include:

  1. Managerial Leadership is present-oriented and focuses on working with each individual that a manager supervises–empowering these individuals to be more effective and engaged in their work. The relationship between a manager and others is actually a series of one-on-one relationships that vary from person to person.  A productive relationship between managers and subordinates is why this publication is vital.
  2. Organizational Leadership is future-oriented; envisioning a better future for one’s organization and looking to step outside the corporate comfort zone.  Assessing the organization’s strengths and appraising the organization’s environment are the starting processes.  This includes describing the economic engine, what the company is best at, and a review of company objectives and mission statement.  It is like using a road map; find your present location and the desired destination on the map, and then consider the places to visit along the way.
  3. Team Leadership focuses on getting team members to work well with each other—effectively, productively, and profitably.  Use this publication to build relationships between team members.  It was written for people promoted to management and supervisory positions who are now responsible for team productivity.
  4. Career Empowerment is all about one’s self.  It is a set of self-assessment activities that includes reviewing one’s experience and education, and envisioning a better future.  This involves a personal strengths assessment, clarifying personal values, writing objectives for personal fulfillment, listing work responsibilities and authority.
  5. Mastermind Circles is a “how to” guide for facilitating meetings to broaden one’s perspective, expand options for action, and hold each other accountable for progress from one meeting to the next.  Going it alone can be disastrous.  Premature disclosure to stakeholders can create problems.  In circle meetings, leaders can try out ideas with non-stakeholders in a safe environment.  It is a great benefit to have an opportunity to engage in dialogue about new ideas before presenting them to the public.
  6. Conflict Management is about seeking win-win solutions and shaping the corporate culture to use interpersonal conflict as an advantage rather than allowing conflict to be a distracting influence.