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LEADS is a leadership capabilities framework representing an innovative and integrated investment in the future of health leadership in Canada. It provides a comprehensive approach to leadership development for the Canadian health sector, including leadership within the whole-system, within the health organizations, and within individual leaders."
-Canadian College of Health Leaders
- an acronym representing five domains:
- Lead Self
- Engage Others
- Achieve Results
- Develop Coalitions
- Systems Transformations
- each domain consists of four capabilities with measurable and observable behaviours
- the capabilities and behaviours represent what good leadership in health care looks like, and is required by all to think and act as one health system
- an evidence-informed, by health-for-health framework
image source: LEADS Overview, Nova Scotia Health Learning Management System [LMS]
Why do we use LEADS at Nova Scotia Health?
- it is our organizational model for personal and organizational leadership development
- it is our standard for measuring leadership expectations and accountabilities
- it identifies behaviours that are expected to be demonstrated by ALL physicians, employees, learners and volunteers
- it is a reference for Nova Scotia Health performance planning and development
We provide a comprehensive introduction to LEADS and about each domain with knowledge checklists of actions for the physician leader. Understanding and being able to action LEADS as a physician leader are pre-requisites to successful leader-organization integration.
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See also LEADS through the perspectives of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
"An EDI-informed leader reflects on their own social, economic, gender, (dis)ability and racial position, they consider how this impacts their work." -Canadian College of Health Leaders