Authentic leaders build positive relationships by helping others grow and develop. This is similar to Blanchard’s idea of putting people first.

Blanchard says that setting strategy is an important part of leadership. Even highly engaged employees will not make an organization successful if the strategy is poorly aligned with the environment. What must a manager do to exercise high-quality strategic leadership? Check all that apply.

Thoroughly understand the organization’s current environment and possible future trends.

Know the organization inside and out, including its culture, its strengths, and its weaknesses.

Embrace the many aspects of diversity in the workforce, in the customer base, and in all other stakeholders.

Develop detailed plans that take into account resource availability and lay out clear timelines for implementation.