The Three-Dimensional Leader: Negotiating Your Mission, Resources and Context (MRC) is a value system designed to motivate a focus on three essentials. The most effective leaders
- stay focused on the mission the organization wants accomplished;
- inspire, train, motivate and support people as the chief organizational resource necessary to achieve it, and
- understand the context of relevant variables the organization continually must adjust to amend operations to fulfill its goals.
While the “mission, resources and context” model seems simple, sustaining an MRC focus is challenging and rare. This is because people either fail to fully realize their organization’s mission, or they lose sight of it very quickly in the heat of the moment and when faced with the numerous temptations that distract us to pursue private interests or initiatives.
Three-dimensional Leaders keeps a long range view of the organization’s MRC’s. Two-dimensional leaders only see one or two of the MRC elements. One-dimensional leaders do not care about their organization’s mission, and instead use their positions to pursue personal agendas. One-dimensional leadership is all about “me,” not the mission.
What Kind of Leader Are You?
Even though you may be amazingly talented and charismatic, if you can’t get groups of people to achieve the mission, you are not a 3-D leader. Two-dimensional leaders also fail to treat all the people in the organization objectively. As they play favorites, they set up “us vs. them” dynamics, pitting members of the organization against each other.
See In 3-D
Three-Dimensional Leaders discern the context and encourage others to use their gifts, talents and abilities to solve problems that accomplish organizational goals. The 3-D MRC management system improves, oversight, workplaces and organizational performance by promoting better leadership and goal-focused employee behaviors.