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 7 Elements in Every Organization


There are 7 elements in every organization

  1. LEADERSHIP – The organization’s capacity to provide leadership on all three dimensions – organizational, operational and people.
  1. PURPOSE AND VALUES – The sense of clarity in the organization’s purpose and values.
  1. VALUES – The organization’s capacity to not only set directions but think strategically.
  1. SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES – The organization’s ability to align the systems and structures to support and further the purpose, values, and vision.
  1. PEOPLE SELECTION, DEVELOPMENT, AND SUCCESSION – The organization’s ability to align its selection, development, and succession processes to the organization’s purpose, value, and vision.
  1. EXECUTION – The structure and process in place to make sure that the organization’s purpose, values, and vision are translated into goals it can work.
  1. CULTURE – The personality of the organization and its impact, positive or negative, on the accomplishment of the organization’s goals.


CITE: GREAT LEADERSHIP: What it is and what it takes in a complex world by Antony Bell



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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