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If you turn to most organizations – including your own – you’ll likely be able to list the “core values” that anyone within the workplace should embody. Look in the breakroom, on the annual performance appraisal, or maybe on some cool tchotchke given out at an annual workplace event; you’ll see things like “integrity,” “teamwork,” and “customer focus” listed. This is the social contract by which anyone working for that organization should abide.
These six leadership competencies wonderfully interconnect to make up the whole leadership you.
Dr. Steve Yacovelli (“The Gay Leadership Dude”) is Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC, a learning and development, leadership, change management, and diversity and consulting firm based in Orlando, FL with affiliates across the globe. With over 25 years’ experience, Steve understands the power of using academic theory and applying it to the “real” world for better results. His latest book, Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to be the King or Queen of their Jungle is available June 2019. topdoglearning.biz.
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