In one case, we had 140 of the organization’s top leaders in an offsite retreat go through a shifting process to identify and vote on their top 10 competencies.
In the dark ages of medicine sick patients were often bled under the badly misguided belief that bloodletting released toxins (“humors”) and restored the body’s proper balance.
We have work areas that play to our passions and turn us on and areas that are a real chore and turn us off.
One-size-fits-all competency models don’t account for those differences.
What’s implied is that the pathway to peak performance is improvement across dozens of skills and behaviors.
This pathway to perfection is overwhelming and completely unrealistic.
Most competency models weight all the competencies and dozens of underlying behaviors equally.