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About the Leadership Framework

This Leadership Framework has been developed to help you identify the strengths you have in specific leadership attributes. It will help you and your PDR reviewer identify the development that would be appropriate for you.

This Leadership Framework has been developed to help you identify the strengths you have in specific leadership attributes. It will help you and your PDR reviewer identify the development that would be appropriate for you.

The framework has been developed specifically for Loughborough University, with significant input from staff across the organisation. The attributes used are ones staff felt were important for an effective Loughborough leader.

This framework is aimed at anyone in a current leadership role or with aspirations to take on a leadership role, or who have leadership elements within their role (for example programme directors, project managers).

The questionnaire should be completed once a year before your PDR (the closer to the date of your PDR the better). The results will be discussed at your PDR so that any future leadership development needs can be identified and recorded.

The questionnaire will be saved as you answer the questions, so you can always return to it later. Once you have submitted your answers you will have access to your report. Do note, once you press "submit" you cannot go back and change your answers.

All of your answers are confidential. You are the only person that has access to the data, so you will need to share the results with your PDR reviewer.

The report you receive will give you an indication of the level of leadership you are operating at in any one of the six attributes. These levels are split between:

Entry level

Would usually refer to leaders working at a supervisory level or in first line management roles or possibly someone who does not have direct line management, but as part of their role leads projects and others in their department or school. This level is focused on 1-1 or immediate team leadership in their own area

Intermediate level

Refers to leaders who are managing a team, or a number of teams and projects. They are more likely to be working on projects or with people across departments and/or schools. These leaders are likely to be more experienced and therefore are becoming more involved in activities across the university. They may lead their department

Advanced level

Someone who is in a clear leadership role with organisational responsibility for certain projects or managing a number of teams. Will usually be operating at a level where they are involved in strategic direction of the organisation.

You will be asked to grade your level of activity over a number of questions across all three levels. The grades you are assessing yourself against are:

  1. "I don't do this" - it is not part of my role or I am not currently able
  2. "I sometimes do this" - I could do better, or more often
  3. "I frequently do this" - pretty consistent, some room for improvement
  4. "I always do this" - there is limited room for improvement

If you have any questions about the framework you can contact the working group leader, Siobhan O'Reilly, Deputy Director of HR (Staff Development) on llf@lboro.ac.uk.

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