Leadership Rubric (7-8-00)
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Leadership: The ability to balance the forces of stability and change in order to maximize human and collective organizational performance;
knowing when and how to apply techniques, technologies, and strategies that promote required or desired change; using periods of equilibrium
for the organization to engage in reflective periods of self-appraisal and reflection; knowledge of and ability to engage in rational leadership
activities such as planning, evaluation, implementation, and assessment regarding results.
Levels of Achievement:
Criteria Exemplary Proficient Marginal Unacceptable
Balance: Analyzes a hypothetical Understands and, with Has some knowledge Is not able to analyze a
Fostering actions toward situation in which the minor difficulty, analyzes about the process of hypothetical situation or
achievement of vision, elements and interactions a hypothetical situation of analysis and the exhibit an understanding of
mission, and goals of vision, mission and the exhibiting the inter-relatedness of the interactive nature
goals can be maximized inter-relatedness among vision, mission and between vision, mission,
and lead to an inclusive vision, mission and goals goals. Is unable to and goals or translate them
action plan or agenda and plan development. translate this relationship into a coherent action plan
which is clear, easily into planning, work and or agenda.
translated into work tasks, evaluative agenda.
and evaluated when
Balance: Leads and empowers Is hesitant but able to lead Requires significant Is not able to lead or
Facilitating group group members towards and empower group assistance in leading and empower a group to
process consensual solutions members in consensual empowering group develop a consensus which
which maximize solutions resulting in members in consensual results in the members’
members’ commitment to group satisfaction with solutions resulting in commitment/satisfaction
and satisfaction with agreed responses within a group satisfaction with regarding their responses
agreed upon responses specific time, e.g., 30 agreed responses after an within a specified time
within a specified time minutes. extended time period. limit, e.g. 30 minutes, even
limit, e.g., 30 minutes. if extended
Balance: Is able to identify the Has some understanding Has difficulty Is not able to identify or
Utilizing situational, situational, contextual, of the situational, understanding and relate any specific
contextual and cultural and cultural aspects of an contextual and cultural identifying the organizational context,
aspects of organizations organization which are aspects of an organization situational, contextual culture, or situationally
effectively necessary to attain balance relative to balance and and cultural aspects of an unique aspects of
and that will lead to improved productivity of organization relative to organizational balance in
improvement in individuals and balance and improved any setting. Is not able to
productivity of the organizations. productivity of identify the contrasting
individuals and the individuals and settings or conditions
sub-group and organizations. within settings involving
organization. stability between chaos and
Change: Articulates and Articulates and Is limited in ability to Is not able to interpret the
Understanding change distinguishes the benefits distinguishes the benefits articulate and distinguish benefits and limitations of
models, processes, and and limitations of change and limitations of change the benefits and change models, processes,
impacts models, processes, and models, processes and limitations of change and impacts.
impacts, as well as, the impacts. Has some models, processes and
ability to stimulate difficulty in relating the impacts. Has limited
potential benefits to potential benefits to understanding and
enhance educational educational practice and inability to stimulate the
practice and outcomes. outcomes. potential benefits that
practice and outcomes.
Change: Is able to analyze and With limitations, is able to Has limited Is not able to explain the
Understanding the impact articulate the impact of analyze and articulate the understanding and impact of chance, nor
of change change within and outside impact of change within difficulty analyzing and articulate the impact of
an organizational system. and outside of an explaining the impact of change within and outside
organizational system. change within and an organizational system.
outside of an
Change: Is able to make informed Is generally able to make Has difficulty in making Is not able to make
Understanding the choices, and synthesize informed choices and informed choices and informed choices, nor
dynamics of change and the potential gains and synthesize the potential synthesizing the potential compare and contrast the
its impact on the human limitations of the gains and limitations of gains and limits of the potential gains and
condition dynamics of change and the dynamics of change dynamics of change and limitations of the dynamics
its impact on human and its impact on human its impact on human of change and its impact on
conditions and conditions and conditions and human conditions and
performance. performance. performance. performances.
Stability: Is able to distinguish work Is generally able to Has little understanding Is not able to demonstrate
Understanding the settings that are balanced identify the concept of and some difficulty an understanding of the
balance between chaos between chaos and organizational balance in demonstrating the concept of organizational
and equilibrium equilibrium from those a work setting. Is able to concept of organizational balance in work settings.
that are not. Can write analyze and identify the balance in work settings. Is not able to identify the
prescriptions or contrasting settings or Has difficulty identifying contrasting settings or
recommendations in conditions involving the contrasting settings or conditions within setting
which either chaotic or at rebalancing and improved conditions within settings involving stability between
risk settings can be human productivity. involving stability chaos and equilibrium.
re-balanced, leading to between chaos and
improved human equilibrium.
Stability: Is able to explain how the Is generally able to Has some understanding Is not able to demonstrate
Applying traditional management of practices explain the relationship of but exhibits significant verbally or visually how
management practices of planning, influencing, traditional management difficulty in explaining stipulated goals, missions
and organizing must be practices (planning, how stipulated goals, or visions and purposes can
implemented and fused to influencing, organizing missions, visions and be developed and
attain the stated purposes and implementation) to purposes can be interrelated in the
of the organization via the the achievement of stated developed and traditional management
goals, missions, and purposes of the interrelated in the practice of planning,
vision activities and organization via the goals, traditional management influencing ,and
statements to create and mission and vision practices. organizing.
maintain organizational activities of organizational