leadership levels and competencies for success Leadership Development Mike Cardus

A fantastic graphic representation of the indicators of successful leadership necessities. Illustrating that as people progress through their leadership careers, the skills they need do not remain static.

For example, directive leadership played a negative role at the executive level. Empowering leadership is what is required at this level. Although a top-down, command and- control approach proved to be counterproductive, neither supportiveness nor abrasiveness differentiated the effectiveness of executives at this level. That is, interpersonal skills are not as necessary at the top as they are at other managerial levels. Interestingly, work-life balance correlated negatively with effectiveness, confirming what most executives already assume: anything less than full devotion to the job may compromise results…

One area that is common to all is the need for the skill of “Learning Agility.” This indicates that for effective leadership (as well as in life), the ability to learn and apply new learning is necessary across the board.

Graph from Korn / Ferry Briefings on Talent & Leadership.