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					                                                             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
                              completed.
  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

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                           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
                                                                                                                   equilibrium.

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
                                                                                      enhance educational
                                                                                      practice and outcomes.




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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
                                                                                       organizational system.
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.
                          productivity and
                          satisfaction.

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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
                       stability.                    stability.




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