The 4-R Model
Leadership Dev - Leadership Dev

Organizational dynamics are complex and ever changing. At the forefront of this environment are leaders that can make or break an organization's success. The old cliché' that leaders are born isn't correct. Work Effects believes that leaders can be built by honing their existing traits needed to be successful.

Work Effects has found that there are five core traits to building trusted leaders called BASICTM virtues. If these are practiced by a leader, and in-turn exist in the organization they lead, the leader will thrive:

  1. Beneficial Partnerships - the leader's capacity to foster collaborative relationships. To collaborate is to "co-labor" and work in an interdependent fashion to achieve common ends.

  2. Aligned Emotions - the leader's emotional maturity including knowing one's passions, wants and needs, and the emotional states of followers.

  3. Sustained Determination - the inner strength to initiate action in the face of obstacles, not shrink in the face of resistance, and to sustain momentum in the face of adversity.

  4. Intellectual Flexibility - the capacity to see adapt to the world accurately with the help of others.

  5. Character - one's moral integrity, which is the inner strength to live in accordance with high moral standards.

Based on analysis of over 400 leadership models, The Work Effects 4-R Model of Transformational Leadership (4-R), takes the popular tasks/behaviors view of traditional leadership models and turns them on their head by identifying the core foundations of leadership: relationships, roles, responsibilities and results. A simple yet powerful way to develop the transformational leaders within an organization, 4-R is structured in the following way:

  1. Revolution 360TM - Unlike typical assessments, this 360 provides leaders with valuable feedback about their core virtues, their cascading impact they have, identifies the source of their real strengths and pinpoints specific areas to prioritize for further development. For more information on Revolution 360, please click HERE.

  2. Check-Up 360TM - Work Effects knows that what doesn't get measured does not change. Work Effects created the Check-Up 360 to ensure actions are implemented and leader's become more effective. After development areas have been identified , we stay with them and make sure they are re-evaluated on the individual areas each leader has targeted for development to determine progress and ensure accountability in their development. For more information on Check-Up 360, please click HERE.

About Work Effects
Work Effects, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a consulting firm with over twenty years of experience.  We help our clients deliver strategic results by developing more trusted leaders and organizations through training, coaching, and assessment programs.  With innovative solutions in the areas of leadership development, culture management, and performance management we have become an industry leader in building trust from the inside out.  We construct programs that are as unique as the client’s organization.  Our modular solutions use scientific tools such as our Revolution 360TM which assesses a leader's transformational capabilities, our Trust & CapacityTM survey, which identifies the root culture drivers of an organization,  our Performance Sum TM, which measures and tracks individual and organizational performance, and our Conflict Lens TM, which identifies constructive outcomes to conflict in the work-place.  We work with clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 100 companies.  Our highly experienced team of employees and consultants is very passionate about our work and the impact we have on others.

For more information on Revolution 360TM and Check-Up 360TM, please click here.

Contact Work Effects at 612-333-4272 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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