High Quality Leadership Theory©

High Quality Leadership Theory© emerged from debates regarding leaders who achieved incredible feats, that potentially were detrimental to others or sacrificed key values. Scholarly peer reviewed, High Quality Leadership Theory© provides a more holistic and inclusive definition of leadership and the impact it has on the quality of an organization. High Quality Leadership Theory© combines technical and moral attributes in a new way and provides a more comprehensive framework to develop multi-faceted solutions for companies.

Acceptance of High Quality Leadership Theory© focuses on enhancing an organization’s culture.  Through combining leadership capacity with a moral compass, High Quality Leadership Theory© powers a culture rich in empathy, high in superior results, and brimming with fully utilized people.

Built on two foundational constructs, each supported by four core domains, High Quality Leadership Theory© was developed to be more exhaustive than other current leadership paradigms.

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Capacity is Technical / Effective Leadership. It is defined as one’s skill to lead and relates to one’s leadership capabilities. Capacity includes four domains, Cognitive Ability, Getting Results, Span of Control and Compensation Attainment.

Compass is Morally based Leadership. It is defined as one’s moral directive to lead and relates to one’s ethical character. Compass is comprised of the four domains of Selflessness, Accountability, Integrity and Spiritual Behavior.


Cognitive Ability. The degree to which a person is perceived to be a deep thinker, smart, and academically gifted.

Getting Results. The degree to which a person is perceived to have a propensity toward action, risk, curiosity, and courage.

Span of Control. The degree to which a person is perceived as being skilled, well-organized, and can effectively coordinate and control the activities of those they lead.

Compensation Attainment. The degree to which a person perceives that they themselves have achieved successful salary attainment.

Selflessness. The degree to which one foregoes their own self-interest in the interest of others’ wishes, goals, and successes.

Accountability. The degree to which one takes a personal ownership of choices and outcomes.

Integrity. The degree to which one is truthful and trustworthy.

Spiritual Behavior. The degree to which a person is perceived as having a value system and conscience that it derives from a spiritual sense of connection to a higher power.

This new model of leadership bridges the gaps that have existed in other models and presents an assessment tool that is more comprehensive than the dominant leadership instruments.

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Value Proposition Powered by High Quality Leadership Theory©

High Quality Leadership® isn’t just a firm, it is a methodology.  We focus on identifying the strengths and weaknesses within organizational cultures and leadership structures across all industries.  We find innovative solutions to common leadership failings and fallacies.  Working with our clients, we discover hidden talent within their organizations and expand their teams where needed to deliver on objectives.  After decades of working closely with some of industry’s largest organizations, our founders defined a better way to instigate and advance leadership initiatives—to coach, guide and place executives at pivotal positions throughout companies.

Building a High Quality Organization® is the antidote to the Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and Hiring Shortages. By partnering with our “workplace culture-enhancement company”, you will:

  • Sleep easy knowing your team has the best-trained team-leadership skills anywhere
  • Revitalize employee engagement and productivity
  • Strengthen commitment and customer relationships
  • Supercharge teamwork and collaboration
  • Stimulate innovation and creativity
  • Kill turnover and absenteeism
  • Invigorate a strong employer brand and attract top talent who praise their leaders
  • Awaken better business results and competitive advantage