Engaging, Participating, Interacting, Creating – Fulfillment, Leadership, Organization, Wisdom

Four Competencies of Great Leadership

Posted by Herman Najoli on June 28, 2009

In living an epic life, you also have the priviledge of modeling leadership to those around you. There are four quadrants of leadership: bad leadership, average leadership, good leadership and great leadership. You want to be in the “great leadership” quadrant.

Good leadership takes people from point A to point B. Great leadership does a lot of great stuff, like empowering people so that they can go from point A to point B. What other competencies do great leaders embody? 

First, they articulate a clear and compelling vision.

They are visionary. They communicate a common vision that gives people a purpose and meaning. It outlines the priorities of the group and the direction that is is going in. 

Second they act confidently and optimistically.

The leader’s confidence, conviction and optimism is contagious. It rubs off on the followers. Lack of this weakens leadership of its potential.

Third, they express confidence in their followers

Great leaders have high confidence in people and make them feel good about themselves. They foster their confidence and optimism.

Lastly, they lead by example.

One leadership proverb says, “Example is the main thing in influencing others.” Their example leverages the whole organization and enables people to come into their full potential.


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