A SPECIFIC SKILLS DO NOT EQUAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY
Leadership Effectiveness Explained by Different Profile Characteristics indicates that Competencies Are the Key Contributors by 66% (Corporate Leadership Council 2008)
But what competencies? And are they developed in the same way by everyone? Through each personal individual strengths, weaknesses, experience. In the 2008 extensive research by Barbara A. Andres, Relationships Among Leadership Skills and Program Effectiveness… from a set of 8 archetypes, 6 can be successful leaders, each having unique skills and processes.
A GREAT LEADER IS NOT CONFINED TO A SET OF ACTIONS THAT CAN BE COPIED
According to a DCI study in 2007 relating to training effectiveness, we discovered that when individuals tried to emulate specific Leadership Models, 47% appeared inauthentic and their leadership effectiveness varied from up to 8% less effective, to marginally improved based on peer evaluations over 1 month performance. 32% had little to no application or practice of the learning, 16% show significant improvement, and 5% was inconclusive.
APPLYING STANDARD LEADERSHIP MODELS IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO DEVELOP LEADERS
Since awareness is the key factor in successful leadership, but each person has and applies different skill sets in different ways, i.e. communication is a foundational “skill”, yet, there is no ONE specific style or process of communication that significantly stood out above the others. And what worked for some, did not work for others…