In case you ever wondered why there aren´t many leaders in life and in business, it´s part of a strong self-competence and social competence a leader needs. Deciders ARE responsible for their decisions.
SELF-Competence includes the planning and deciding part while SOCIAL Competence carries the responsibility part. And everyone understands what happens to leaders when they decided for a rather “poor” decision – even if it was a calculated risk which is not uncommon – as the current VW affair shows.
Being a leader asks for a lot of guts. Not everybodies life offers all the challenges or personal talents a leader needs for such a strong role. It´s the responsibility part where people start shying away from leadership…. in the moment you use your social competence you step off of your own life and you take over responsibility of other peoples future, life and for their decisions. No easy task!
Leaders need to understand their own decision making process – either for a family life or for small business. This clarity is even more relevant when discussed over months in a team, because the decision result concerns thousands of employees.
Nobody can predict the future!
But with a sound decision you have the ability to partly predict your future. Play safe?
For a while. Maybe.
Innovation and increasing sales doesn´t appear from following the rules or from playing safe thou´…..
Q.: What do you do to improve your social competence and how does it affect your leadership skill?
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BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –