First I like his suggested skills for managers. Clearly I like his last two items regarding conversation.
- Noticing what is going on
- Facilitating free-flowing conversations
- Articulating what is emerging in conversations
And his concluding paragraph:
The competencies in competency frameworks do not acknowledge the interdependence of human beings and the importance of context. If you are using competency frameworks, it is likely then that you are using the wrong competencies and you should therefore limit the importance you place on such competency frameworks.
Credit: Are You Using the Wrong Leadership Competencies? by Stepen Billing
Worth a read and reflecting on.