The Global Competency Framework in Korn Ferry's Leadership Architect™ (which the author below is referring to) distinguishes four factors that are critical for effective leadership:
- People and
It is indeed noteworthy that four of the top five leaderships gaps identified are within the People Factor (with the fifth in Self).
- Where are your personal gaps?
- Where are the gaps of the leadership team in your organization?
- How are you going to close them to utilize people's full potential and improve performance?
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Using a model developed by Korn Ferry for its Voices 360 instrument, we identified the competencies below as the top five leadership gaps across their organizations: 1. Develops talent— helping them meet their career goals and the organization’s goals 2. Values differences— recognizing the value that different cultures and perspectives offer 3. Demonstrates self-awareness— using feedback and reflection to gain personal insight 4. Adapts to situations— adapting approach and demeanor to fit shifting demands and situations 5. Builds effective teams— developing strong teams that apply diverse skills to achieve team goals Notice anything that these leadership gaps have in common? They are all related to interpersonal effectiveness and emotional intelligence. They do not include other leadership factors like business insight, financial acumen, strategic mindset, managing execution or driving results. They are all on the softer side of leadership competence.