Distinguished Leaders Specialize in Transcendent Behaviors

Transcendent behaviors exceed expectations and responsibilities. They go above and beyond by consciously and purposefully choosing to resist pressure from others while pursuing transformative changes. Transcendent behaviors are designed to incrementally reform dysfunction, whether of people, policies, or practices that have been supporting the dysfunctional status quo. They set the standard for ethical, kind, and fair ways of thinking, talking, and acting.

Examples of Transcendent Behaviors include, but are not limited to:

• Improving your leadership style
• Focusing on people first, profits second
• Ethically leading the unethical
• Engaging the indifferent
• Supporting the morally courageous
• Encouraging intellectual curiosity
• Rewarding initiative and creativity
• Insisting upon collegial teamwork