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12 Core Competencies For Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

At its root, leadership is a collection of competencies. This list outlines the most central of those competencies. Asked to define what a great leader is, many people might say something like “Great leaders have integrity” or “Great leaders inspire people” or “Great leaders lead by service and setting the right example.”.

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Test Your Core Competencies


I also like Hamel and Prahalad three-question test for helping clients determine if one of their capabilities is actually a core competency : Does the capability make a disproportionate contribution to the ultimate customer value, and/or does it allow the company to deliver value to customers in an appreciably more efficient way?


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How To Build a Future Others Don’t See

Leading Blog

Chipping Toward Your Next Big Move We are advised to stick to our core competency. Am I focusing too much on what I believe is my core competency?” Tragically poignant observation: “ He was the gatekeeper of a world he didn’t understand anymore. ” Don’t let that be said of you. We see this too often.

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Mastering Board Member Selection: A Comprehensive Guide by N2Growth

N2Growth Blog

Understanding and Identifying Key Competencies Defining Core Competencies The journey to a high-performing board begins by identifying the key competencies for effective governance and strategic input.

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What is drama costing your organization?

Lead Change Blog

Three core competencies for compassionate accountability. Listen in as Next Element Co-Founder and CEO, Nate Regier discusses how drama costs the US workforce over $350 billion per year in lost productivity, absenteeism, passive-aggressive behavior, and wasted energy. How conflict can be a creative force.

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Competencies – are they dead? Or are we ignoring the true 3 core competencies?

Rapid BI

Are competencies and how HR (and managers/ professional bodies) often relate to them irrelevant in today’s business world? Do we actively ignore true core competencies? I was at a training workshop recently, and the trainer was talking about competencies. The post Competencies – are they dead?

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How to Make an Even Better Career Elevator Pitch

Let's Grow Leaders

Leadership Skills: 6 Core Competencies Let’s Grow Leaders ( Related articles about communication, confidence, and leadership: Presenting to Executives: How to Have More Confidence. What’s one piece of career advice you wish you had learned sooner? How to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Great Idea.

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