Leadership: What is it really?

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If you are unsure about how to identify and discuss what leadership in the aged care sector looks like then I would love for you to check out the Aged Care Leadership Capability Framework. This has been created by the Australian aged care industry to identify leadership from the front of house staff all the way up to CEO.

A great resource to understand the expected behaviours of aged care leaders, and guide your professional development discussions (and goals) with your mentor.

  • Self: Understanding, care, and overall relationship with self. 
    • Allowing for greater recognition of personal contributions as an exemplar and an inspiration to others within and outside of the organisation.
  • Others: Ability to communicate with, relate to, and work effectively with others.
    • Recognising the value to trust-based relationships in facilitating achievement of org, client, and community objectives.
  • Purpose: How one can articulate, promote the org spirit, purpose and strategic direction to engage and empower others. 
    • Also how the leader recognises their roles as a representative of their employing organisation and all it stands for.
  • Business: To achieve org goals within a dynamic operating environment and in accordance with regulatory governance, risk management, ethical, equity, and commercial requirements. 
    • Recognising that effective business management facilitates achievement of organisational goals.
  • Change: Fostering a working environment that supports and encourages creative, holistic approaches to improvement, innovation and transformation in the org, community, and industry.
    • Meeting the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.

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