Leadership excellence is the subject of a great many books and journal articles, but there is no widespread agreement on what an individual needs to be or do in order to succeed in this area. Fortunately, several themes emerge in the published work of some of the best thinkers on the subject of Leadership Excellence.
Out of the hundreds or thousands of human behaviors, there are only a handful that can be directly tied to outstanding leadership.
Our Leadership Effectiveness online assessment focuses on eight most-often-cited behaviors or attitudes. We will refer to them as “competencies” or competency areas; the main factors that generally determine the relative success of an individual’s efforts to lead others in a wide variety of situations, ranging from leading a soccer team or a Fortune 500 company to leading an ad-hoc team of citizens pushing for a new school.
No one piece of the puzzle is enough for effective leadership; each piece works in combination with the others to reveal a fully integrated model. When all eight competencies are present, the individual’s effectiveness as a leader will be obvious. Improving performance in all eight of these competency areas will make each of us more effective leaders.
· Emotional Intelligence
· Contextual Thinking
· Directional Clarity
· Creative Assimilation
· Change Orchestration
· People Enablement
· Reciprocal Communication
· Driving Persistence