At CCL, we define leadership in terms of outcomes — what leadership brings about. As a collective human process, leadership can best be described as what is done to set direction, achieve alignment and get commitment.

Shortened to the acronym DAC, the direction, alignment and commitment definition is a powerful framework for understanding and calibrating the effectiveness of leadership in your organization.

To help you apply the DAC Leadership Framework to practical situations faced by your group, team or organization, CCL has developed the DAC Explorer. Currently in beta testing with CCLLabs, the DAC Explorer is a card deck to get you thinking about the leadership practices in your organization. What is working well, what is contributing to DAC? What leadership practices are not effective or are undermining DAC? What new leadership practices are needed?

2 thoughts on “Leadership: A Definition

  1. Tim says:

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

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