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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The 3 C's of Leadership

The leadership playing field is about three big things —
Credibility, Competence, & Consequence.

1.Credibility: This is who you are.
It gets at who leaders are to their followers, the quality of the relationship, and earning the right to lead. It’s really a matter of character and understanding that leadership is an earned, versus granted, position. You are being called to a higher ground of credibility to be authentic, trustworthy, and compelling. A leader can behave in ways that can either increase these areas or unknowingly break them down.

 2.Competence. This is what you do.
You have to get the job right. This one is built on the premise that every leadership problem can be categorized into three key areas: People, Strategy and Execution. You’d be shocked at how enormously liberating it is when leaders are provided with this framework. It often gets them “unstuck” because it helps them categorize their problems, which is the first step to solving them.

3.Consequence. This is how you do things.
The legacy you leave. This one is about decision-making, communication, and impact. How did you make decisions? How did you choose to communicate your decisions? What is your reputation and your impact on others? 

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
-Psalm 139:23

*Adapted from Ken Blanchard FB page.   

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