Nationally awarded gold medallion from Reader Views and Nautilus Book Awards. Organizations are always developing and so are leaders. When leaders invest in the simultaneous development of their character and their competence it enhances their leadership capacity. Capacity is the ability and readiness to lead at higher levels of organizational complexity.
Dick is the president of The Leadership Development Group. He is a leadership strategist with a passion to help organizations unravel the complexities of developing engaged leaders. His assess, learn, and grow model assists organizations in the design of structures and systems that accelerate leadership development for emerging and seasoned leaders. Daniels hosts The Leadership Development Group on LinkedIn Groups. This online forum includes more than 28,000 global members sharing best practice insights. He is VP of Consulting Services for Right Management Florida/Caribbean. Leadership Briefs was awarded the First Place Gold Medallion for the Business Book Category by the Midwest Independent Publisher's Association. His newest book was just released and reviewed on Amazon. Leadership Core: Character, Competence, Capacity. He is an ICF Certified Executive Coach and serves on the board of Hodos Institute providing leadership research and training throughout Eurasia.
The thesis of Leadership Core is that a leader needs to work on character and competence simultaneously to impact their capacity to lead at higher levels of organizational complexity. If you only work on character, people like you but don't eventually respect you. If you only work on competence, then people respect you but eventually will not like you. So, let's consider half of the formula of leadership core...character!
Character – The consistency of who you are in public and in private. It represents the soft skills of leading that reflect who you are when everyone is looking and especially when no one is looking. Character brings forward the values that define the culture. It touches the interpersonal side of work life in all the relationships necessary to reach strategic outcomes. Character is evidenced in one’s positive influence. Influence can be forced on others because of your title or position, but it will not be perceived positively, and it will not be effectively sustainable.