I find that leadership skills and competencies are sometimes over-complexified by people trying to sell a product. The reality is that leadership comes down to one thing, practice. Within that practice are two distinctions regarding leadership competencies. First is that everyone is a leader, even if only of themselves. Second, that there are no leadership competencies, only life competencies that leaders use. Drawing a distinction between competency buckets solidifies the mistaken belief that humans make life easier by compartmentalizing work and personal, when it actually makes life harder.
Humans have only one brain, one body, one self. When a person tries to compartmentalize, they lose access to their wholeness or whole “ness.” Ness being essence, soul, or spirit. Compartmentalizing results in a decrease in possible actions in the moment because the actions can only be accessed from another compartment that is offline. Emotions in the workplace are a common example.
The Life Competencies I use with clients:
If you want to be a more effective leader, that's what you want to practice.
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Mike Coe. Transition, Creativity, and Leadership Coach