A Common Leadership Model: The Key to Clear Leadership

Leadership contract provides a common language

When you enter a leadership role in AS3, you will be presented with a leadership contract. It might seem like a big word to call it a contract because it is not legally binding. And that's not the intention either.

It is, on the other hand, a personal contract that you make with yourself and your immediate leader. The goal of the contract is to create a common language and an opportunity to be in dialogue with your own immediate leader on how you intend to take on the leadership role.

The leadership contract is based on four principles that we have collected in a model called the Leadership Model.

The principles are: "Take responsibility", "Create value", "Motivate" and "Step into character".


Leadership contract provides a common language

When you enter a leadership role in AS3, you will be presented with a leadership contract. It might seem like a big word to call it a contract because it is not legally binding. And that's not the intention either.

Those four principles are the manegment pointers that secure, that we can create good results and well-being in our organisation.

The keyword for both the leadership contract and the leadership model is CLARITY.

Our ability to lead the organisation is crucial factor, and therefore it is essential that you are clear in your leadership. But what does it mean to be clear? And how do you activate the four principles mentioned above in your daily leadership?

I will present you with answers to these questions below. 

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Allan Gross-Nielsen, CEO, AS3

Take responsibility

Most of us take on responsibilities in everyday life. But it is important to be aware that you now enter a new role as leader, and with that role follows a new responsibility. What exactly characterizes your leadership role? And what is the responsibility you must take to be in that role? These are some of the considerations you should make when you say yes to the responsibilities of a leader in AS3. With the leadership role follows some challenges that one must accept. Your employees should therefore be able to trust you to say "I have it" when challenges come knocking.

Step into character

It is a well-known Kierkegaardian expression that we have used here, but what exactly does it mean to step into character? It means you must show who you are, what you want and what you stand for. As a leader, you must be there for your employees, solve the challenges and make the necessary decisions, both when things are going well, when something is difficult and when it is developing. No one should play the role of Superman, because none of us are. And you should never try to be something you are not, even though it can be experienced as a challenge in the leadership role. But you must be there, just as the person you are - even when it's difficult.


A motivating daily life is something we create together, and it is very important for all of us to experience everyday life as motivating. One of the keys to motivating is by being present in daily life. As a leader, you must follow up on your employees, not just professionally but also personally. Some of you will experience the challenges of distance management. And that's not the easiest thing. But then it's about finding other ways of showing your presence. Your employees must also feel that they have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. Therefore, AS3 focuses on creating a feedback-friendly culture that motivates the individual to develop themselves and the overall organization. As a leader, therefore, it is also your responsibility to contribute to your employees are comfortable giving as well as receiving feedback.

Create value

Leadership is about creating good results and thereby contributing to healthy growth. The good results must be felt in the department, by the employees, by the customer, at AS3 and in society. The good results arise in the cooperation of the organization, but this cooperation requires clear leadership.

At the leadership programme we will explore the Leadership Model further. I hope, you will benefit from both the Leadership Model, the Leadership Contract and your overall leadership responsibility. And I also hope, that your employees will say, that they benefit from your leadership because that is when the clear leadership really kicks in.