Gallup has been researching top-performing leaders for more than 40 years. One crucial discovery has been that top performance is strongly correlated to seven main leadership activities or “demands.” Those demands are: visioning, maximizing values, challenging experience, mentoring, building a constituency, making sense of experience, and knowing self.
Focusing each leader’s growth on the seven demands can accelerate leadership development. This artcle outlines the seven demands and suggests probing questions for developing leaders in these key areas.
Source: Gallup Management Journal / Barry Conchie with Jerry Hadd / http://gmj.gallup.com/content/default.asp?ci=19666