The Good, the Bad, and the Effective


What We KnowSometimes effective leadership is as hard to come by as buried treasure. But don’t worry; we’re here to give you a map wherein X marks the spot for leadership mastery.

We define leadership as the ability to build an effective team, so a good leader must be someone others are willing to follow. There are four essential characteristics people look for in a leader:

  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Competence
  • Vision

Bad leaders, on the other hand, are ineffective and ultimately will fail because they are unable to build or maintain a functioning team. Some shared qualities of bad leaders include being arrogant, manipulative, emotionally volatile, and micromanaging.

So how can you ensure that your leadership style belongs in the first category and not the latter? Rodney Warrenfeltz, managing partner at Hogan, has built a four domain competency model for organizational success. The fourth domain, leadership, provides sample competencies such as providing direction, support, and standards for accomplishment and communicating a compelling vision.

Check out our whitepaper, What We Know About Leadership for more about the leadership domain and unearth organizational effectiveness.