Our leadership concept expresses the fundamental approach to leadership that SLU management (the Vice-Chancellor and the Management Council) wish to see permeate/characterise leadership at SLU.
The leadership concept has evolved as a result of group interviews in conjunction with a needs survey intended to identify the skills required of leaders. In other words, the content of the leadership concept originates in SLU's leaders' own idea of what should typify a leader at SLU.
Leaders at SLU
- Pay attention to needs and events in the world around them, and have an ability to see operations and activities in a wider context.
- Strive to achieve coordination and establish contacts for successful activities and achievement of goals.
- Formulate common goals on the basis of the University's mission, see the "big picture" and keep strategic orientation alive.
- Balance the task of leadership with academic freedom, and establish internal rules and procedures; also define roles and responsibilities in consultation with colleagues.
- Create a structure for creativity, effectiveness and efficiency.
- Foster a working environment characterised by openness, diversity, challenges and playfulness.
- Highlight best practices and positive subjects in day-to-day activities.
- Find pleasure and commitment in leadership and strive for sustainability and balance in life.
- Find their own personal way of leading and are secure in their role as leader.