Leadership Theory : Leadership Competency Model

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Three leadership models discussed take similar views on being an agent of change. The PCLCM, SLIM, and Systematic Change, all make is clear that preparedness for the change is most important. One cannot create change unless the community is ready for a change. There has to be an ownership with the followers of the change, and a responsibility of the leader to share the vision so that this ownership happens. A leader in these systems cannot be an overlord, but rather seeks to initiate change through collaboration and mentorship. Through these methods, change can be implemented. Principal Change Leadership Competency Model (PCLCM) Change models involve complex processes and in order to make sure that this change is successful there has to be a leader in places that has certain skill sets (Kin, Kareem, Nordin and Bing, 2014). The important aspects drawn from this model are that before initiating change, there has to be a recognition of a need for change. Then the change process has to be started and this can happen back setting a clear vision and creating a plan with which to implement this vision (Kim et. al, 2014). The second important aspect is preparing for change. Overcoming resistance to change is what happens at this stage and removing obstacles. Momentum develops towards the followers executing the change. The leader must be equipped with the necessary skills, and have the trust of the followers. The PCLCM model has four phases of change according to Kim et al.
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