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Are You Using the Wrong Leadership Competencies?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 12 April 2010



Are You Using the Wrong Leadership Competencies?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 118
Posted DateMonday 12 April 2010 16:21 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.changingorganisations.com/2009/09/are-you-using-t ... 
PeopleStephen Billing 

I very much like what Stephen Billing has to say in this post Are You Using the Wrong Leadership Competencies?

First I like his suggested skills for managers. Clearly I like his last two items regarding conversation.

  • Self-reflection
  • 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. 

Worth a read and reflecting on.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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