“Above the Line Leadership© is a disciplined approach to decision-making that ensures mission advancement.”
– Steve Logan, Founder of Mappings
Above the Line Leadership©
is unique to Mappings
Above the Line Leadership requires disciplined focus on…
Ends (more than Means)
Believing (more than Doing)
Dreaming (more than Becoming)
Right Things (more than Things Right)
Function (more than Form)
Theory (more than Practice)
Planning (more than Executing)
Deciding (more than Acting)
Visionary (more than Tactical)
Clarity (more than Creativity)
Below the Line Leadership requires disciplined focus on…
Means (more than Ends)
Doing (more than Believing)
Becoming (more than Dreaming)
Things Right (more than Right Things)
Form (more than Function)
Practice (more than Theory)
Executing (more than Planning)
Acting (more than Deciding)
Tactical (more than Visionary)
Creativity (more than Clarity)
5 Essential Elements to Every Individual and Organization
4 Above the Line and 1 Below the Line
Above the Line© Elements
What are we ultimately seeking to accomplish?
What is true about this purpose?
What will we accept as evidence that we are accomplishing our purpose?
How will we behave as we accomplish our purpose?
Below the Line© Element
What will we provide to others and ourselves in order to accomplish our purpose?
The importance of
Leading Above the Line©.
Conversely, MAPPINGS has observed how leadership teams that give little consideration to “Above the Line” essentials tend to become the most frustrated (and the most frustrating), resulting in high turnover of staff and volunteers, never-ending destructive conflict, mission drift, and minimal, positive impact.
For the sake of mission advancement:
Above the Line Leadership© encourages mission-minded individuals to sufficiently consider 4 (Above the Line) dynamics prior to making any (Below the line) decisions.