The Productive Leadership System;
Maximizing Organizational Reliability
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Industrial Press – The Productive Leadership System
Author: Thomas J. Moriarty, PE, CMRP
Plant Services Magazine Human Capital Author since 2009
The book will be priced at $44.95 and the publisher is Industrial Press.
Publish Date: November 2019
All organizations are capable of overcoming the barriers that impede excellence. But in order to do so, there must be a system in place. The author has coined and trademarked the terms Productive Leadership Model™ (PLM), Productive Leadership System™ (PLS), and Organizational Reliability Model (ORM) to help create a framework, or reliability “ecosystem” within which leaders across each leadership level are accountable to identify and implement requirements such as:
- Direction, which includes mission, vision, values and objectives
- The methods used to identify, assess and define responses to internal strengths, weaknesses, and external opportunities, and threats (SWOT)
- Implementing guidance (policies, plans, processes, procedures and measures) that inform other leaders what they are accountable for, with what assets/resources, and how their performance will be measured
- Assets include the things that are needed to carry out guidance; personnel, equipment, tools, software, contractors, raw materials, utilities, etc.
Using this leadership ecosystem, Moriarty provides recommendations for a full Productive Leadership Development Program. This includes a Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey (available on the affiliated website), along with recommended standardized leadership training.
- Characteristics of individual leaders; the desire to be responsible and having a personal mission, vision and values that align with their leadership position.
- Leadership roles; expert/technician, manager/administrator, coach, systems thinker and visionary.
- Leadership attributes; consistent, attentive, respectful, motivational and assertive.
- Leadership skills; time management, communication, empowerment, giving and receiving feedback and conflict management.
- Sources and use of position and personal power.
- Understanding needs theories and methods of influencing performance.
- Setting goals that lead to attainment or exceeding objectives.
Included are additional support materials such as ISO 55000 overview, the Guidance and Execution Model, for generating core management processes, and a detailed discussion of how to create your own Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey. There are a number of exercises such as a time log exercise to help track leadership role allocation and time management categorization.