‘The New Competence’ of Leadership

In the early 1980s, as the leadership movement was starting to gather momentum, Donald N Michael identified these five abilities for the agile leader in a fast changing new era. He called them ‘the new competence’. They are:\r\n


  1. Acknowledging and sharing uncertainty
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  3. Embracing error
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  5. Responding to the future
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  7. Becoming interpersonally competent (i.e. listening, nurturing, coping with value conflicts etc.)
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  9. Gaining self-knowledge.
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\r\nMarking each of these out of 5, I wonder how I’m doing?\r\n\r\nI think, better than halfway, not quite three quarters.\r\n\r\nWork to be done.

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