This step is the most critical of all the elements of the OLDP. This is the step that does the most to promote the concepts of the OLDP and its key elements through action and follow up in the plan they develop, the experiences they’ve learned, and the coaching and mentoring they provide their team members. When advocacy is put into action, both executive leaders and team members feel a much greater sense of obligation and accountability to one another and to the organization. The leadership action plan that each executive develops acts as a forcing function by setting the expectation that these concepts will be applied, and reminds team members that there will be follow up. These factors alone can help keep the team thinking about these things, and help create a leadership mindset across the organization.