- There are three types of competence: knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
- People want to follow leaders who are competent and able to lead them to victory and
- The Leadership Competence Pyramid has three levels: management, inspiration, and change.
- Management often gets short shrift or is seen in opposition to leadership, but it is an integral
part of a leader’s competence toolkit.
- The idea that you can be an effective leader while being a so-so manager is a myth. Leaders
must be effective at planning, organizing, directing, executing, and controlling.
- Knowledge is fairly easy to acquire, but what differentiates truly competent leaders is the
ability to perform at and beyond expectations. This requires diligent and constant practice and
- You need a growth mindset and a commitment to learning to lead and to develop your
- We can’t earn the respect and confidence of followers, peers, and superiors, unless we believe
in ourselves and are truly committed to growth and improvement.
- We need self-respect and self-efficacy to overcome the roadblocks to becoming truly effective
- Confidence and respect are built over time by competent performance of our duties as leaders.
Richard Martin is The Force Multiplier. He brings his military and business leadership and management experience to bear for executives and organizations seeking to radically improve performance, grow, and thrive in the face of rapid change, harsh competition, and increasing uncertainty.
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