Levels of Leadership

I’ve been reading again. Currently, I’m reading Good to Great by Jim Collins. In his book, he identifies five specific levels of leadership that increasingly improves the performance of the organization.

  1. Highly Capable Individual – Makes productive contributions through talent, knowledge, skills, and good work habits.
  2. Contributing Team Member – Contributes individual capabilities to the achievement of group objectives and works effectively with others in a group setting.
  3. Competent Manager – Organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives.
  4. Effective Leader – Catalyzes commitment to and vigorous pursuit of a clear and compelling vision, stimulating higher performance standards.
  5. Level 5 Executive – Builds enduring greatness through a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will.

Where do you think you land? What thing(s) can we do to better our leadership skills?

I hope that this book will help shed some light on this subject. What observations have you made along your journey?

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