Tag Archives: competence

June 17

Some Things Don’t Change

A recent survey by the Ketchum Group’s Leadership Monitor was picked up by a variety of blogs and newspapers due to the “shock” value of the survey conclusions: women outperform men in the top four key leadership metrics. At first glance, this is the type of headline that provides the television talk shows and roundtables the opportunity […]

March 28

The Difference Between Training and Development

The Center for Creative Leadership has been studying the development of leaders for over 30 years, which qualifies them to say a thing or two about how to get from A to Z in the pursuit of your own leadership zenith. One consistent topic is the identification of the various types of learning experiences and […]

February 26

Competence vs. Character – The Army Dilemma

Recently, the top two generals in the United States Army, Chief of Staff Ray Odierno, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, told the Associated Press that the Army has suffered from a loss of focus and a failure to balance character with competence ….Sometimes in the past we’ve overlooked character issues […]

February 07

How Much Are Style Points Worth?

Before you spit your morning beverage of choice out, have confidence that the answer to the title of this blog will be to your liking. I was struck by a recent post in Leadership Freak that discussed more than a few ways to be IR-relevant.  It also recalled for me an item in Forbes from a […]