Leadership Competencies for Stage 2 Companies

Written by Vicki Lauter on . Posted in Stages of Growth

Leadership Competencies for Stage 2 Companies (11-19 employees)

Which of these Leadership Competencies do you possess?

A self-aware leader is a better leader.

Imagine that by simply increasing the level of staff satisfaction in your company, you could increase revenues. A study by Lyle Spencer found ‘for every 1% improvement in service climate, there’s a 2% increase in revenue.’ Take THAT to the bank!

These are the top 5 Leadership Competencies needed for Stage 2 Leaders

Emotional Self Awareness – Leaders high in emotional self-awareness are attuned to their inner signals, recognizing how their feelings affect them and their own job performance.

Accurate self-assessment – Leaders with high self-awareness typically know their limitations and strengths, and exhibit a sense of humor about themselves.

Initiative – Leaders who have a sense of efficacy—that they have what it takes to control their own destiny—excel in initiative. They seize opportunities—or create them—rather than simply waiting.

Empathy – Leaders with empathy are able to tune into a wide range of emotional signals, letting them sense the felt, but unspoken, emotions in a person or group.

Developing Others – Leaders who are adept at cultivating people’s abilities show a genuine interest in those they are helping along, understanding their goals, strengths, and weaknesses.

Descriptions of Leadership Competencies are from the book by Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership. We have mapped these to our business growth process and Leadership Competency assessment. Want to know more? Contact us.

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