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5. Apply the framework

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  • To be successful managers must have a framework for their work. Without a coherent framework managers do not have a theoretical or practical base of knowledge for what they do or how they do it.


Being a manager is a profession and just like any profession, such as engineering and accounting. With all professions there needs to be a framework for the work to be done. Having a framework for managing people provides managers with a guide for effective decision making and enables productive work.

The Leadership Framework provides a set of integrated principles describing what all managers must know and must do. It clearly defines the requirements for leadership and provides practical and consistent standards expected of people leaders.

Using the Leadership Framework significantly improves your capability as a manager, the capability of your team and your working relationships across the organisation. It enables the achievement of business goals by creating a work environment where people feel productive and valued.

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