Ethical leadership competence is an issue that is gaining attention. Expectations of “good leadership” are increasing and leaders and organizations are scrambling to keep up. While sometimes people disagree about implementation, there is a strong consensus among scholars and research organizations that today’s leadership requires broad, high level thinking.
With expectations for good leadership continuing to expand, some organizations still do not have leader competence on their strategy agendas.
5 Compelling Reasons Leader Competence Should be a Top Strategic Priority:
- Competence informs thinking. Failing to stay competent, leaders may not be capable of thinking through the complex issues and situations they face in a global society and economy.
- Competence informs action. Failing to stay competent, leaders may solve the wrong problems or solve the right problems the wrong way.
- Competence fuels learning and growth. Failing to stay competent, leaders may get “stuck in place” and become entrenched…
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