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The Productive Leadership™ System

Maximizing Organizational Reliability
By (author)  Tom Moriarty
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Book Description



Typical leadership training never seems to ‘move the needle’ in terms of creating more effective leaders. That’s because the system that supports leadership hasn’t changed. To get true improvement in leadership, organizations need to focus on accountability. There must be an asset management system that defines and assigns accountability. Then individual leaders can learn and apply productive leadership.


The author has coined and trademarked the Productive Leadership™ System (PLS) which includes:

  • A Productive Leadership Policy                             
  • The Organizational Reliability Model (ORM)
  • The Productive Leadership Model (PLM)            
  • A Productive Leadership Development Program


The ORM overtly defines and assigns accountability across each leadership level. The PLM identifies the leadership roles, attributes, skills, sources of power and other aspects that productive leaders must master. The development program creates a leadership pipeline for professional development of current leaders and prospective leaders, and on-boarding the right people for leadership positions. 

The author includes a chapter on the human brain to show that leaders and followers are capable of learning throughout their lives, and the science behind creating habits and cultures. The book has several tools and exercises to help reinforce important concepts.

Appendices include details on the Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey (used in the 2015 Alidade MER/Plant Services Magazine Leadership Survey), an ISO 55000 overview and the Guidance and Execution Model, an example for developing processes and procedures.




Recommendations for a full Productive Leadership Development Program and training, including:

  • Characteristics of individual leaders: The desire to be responsible and having a personal mission, vision, and values that align with the leadership position.
  • Leadership roles: Expert/technician, manager/administrator, coach, systems thinker, and visionary.
  • Leadership attributes: Consistent, attentive, respectful, motivational, and assertive.
  • Leadership skills: Time management, communication, empowerment, giving and receiving feedback, and conflict management.