3 Competencies of Leadership
“How To“ lists give good advice and not much to really get to the core of leadership competencies.
It’s kind of like dieting, stopping smoking, or raising kids. We all know not to eat lemon meringue pie and hot fudge sundaes as our basic evening meal. We all know smoking kills, first our lungs and then us. We all know kids don’t come with their own unique instruction manual. It’s the same with leadership.
There really are 3 things every leader needs to know and do.
Understand how people connect: we are interactive beings and each relationship is a two way street.
REMEMBER: the holes in your head always fit the bumps on theirs! Know yourself: take the time to learn about your personal behavior patterns along with the why and when certain folks push your buttons.
REMEMBER: what you learned in your original organization, the family is what gets played out in your present work organization!Truth wins: everyone is starving for what is real and honest and telling the truth without blame, judgment, and attack works.
REMEMBER: telling the truth is NOT spilling your guts!
Take the time to find out which of the 13 Most Common Behavior Patterns are your Achilles heel/s and get to work. You can find them in “Don’t Bring It to Work” along with the most important part; how to transform the patterns such as Procrastinator, Martyr, Persecutor, and Avoider to their positive opposites and be the leader you want to be and that those you lead need you to be.