Four Simple Actions

Leadership Made Simple

Great leadership doesn’t have to be complex—simple actions can have a profound impact. Four Simple Actions can help all leaders at IU build stronger teams and create a culture where staff employees feel heard, valued, and motivated. This simple approach to leadership is a communication framework that all leaders of staff employees should implement and what all staff should expect from those who lead them.

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Introducing Four Simple Actions
John Whelan, Vice President, Human Resources
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Four Simple Actions employees want from leaders:

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ASK me what I think.
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TELL me what you expect of me.
3
SAY something positive about my work.
4
SHARE information that will help me.

ASK me what I think.

Watch the video to learn how James C. Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Dean of the University Graduate School, builds trust by regularly seeking input.

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Ask me what I think.
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TELL me what you expect of me.

Watch the video to learn how Lauren Robel, Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost, creates a culture where employees thrive by setting clear expectations.

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Tell me what you expect of me.
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SAY something positive about my work.

Watch the video to learn how Nasser H. Paydar, Executive Vice President and IUPUI Chancellor, helps motivate his team by sharing positive feedback.

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Say something positive about my work.
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SHARE information that will help me.

Watch the video to learn how Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, IU East Chancellor, increases engagement by sharing information employees need.

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Share information that will help me.
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The Four Simple Actions Challenge

Registration for the summer 2019 challenge is now closed. To be notified about future challenges, click the button below.

Quickly integrate the Four Simple Actions into your leadership style with the Four Simple Actions Challenge. During this four-week challenge, participants will learn how to easily implement the four actions and track their experiences online. Any staff or faculty leader from any IU campus who manages staff employees can participate.

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