Defining Direction



Description Examples
Understanding Context and Identifying Opportunities Understanding current context and anticipating factors that might be influential in future.

Responding to changing circumstances by developing a clear view of what is required

Identifying ambitious new opportunities and better approaches

Striking the right balance between caution and ambition

Jodie Clark, Senior Lecturer, D&S
Uniting around a shared vision Developing a clear shared vision which is aligned to University goals by involving diverse groups.

Agreeing commitments with appropriate partners of what needs to be achieved and how success will be evaluated

Showing commitment to a shared vision

Tom Russell, Head of SPI, Finance and Planning
Agreeing a Plan Working across organisational boundaries to formulate strategy to achieve vision

Agreeing clear goals and operating values people can believe in

Committing to shared and individual responsibilities

Helen Aram, Assistant Registrar, Registry