Leadership that supports competence

Please share the post if you think it's good :)

Kompetensfrämjande ledarskap

What does the need for competence mean, when talking about motivation?

We continue our series of blog posts about what makes us motivated, and what you as a manager can do to create the right conditions for high motivation in your team. As mentioned in the previous blog posts, we all have three basic psychological needs that we as leaders need to work with to create the right conditions for coworkers to feel and perform well: autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

The need for competence means that we want to feel good at what we do, develop, and be challenged. In this blog post, you get concrete tips on leadership behavior that promote the need for competence, and we also give examples on behavior that counteract competence, thereby reducing employee engagement.

What leadership promotes competence?

Leadership that promotes competence means that you as a leader create a feeling in your coworkers that they are good at what they do, that they develop and that they are challenged. Here are some concrete examples of behavior in a leader that promotes competence:

Behavior that is negative for the need for competence

Here are examples of leadership that is negative for the need for competence, and thereby reducing employee engagement as well as the performance in your team:

Do you want to increase your team's motivation through your leadership?

Come along to our webinar with Charlotte Hagö about how to lead with the heart! (In Swedish)

More from our blog you might like?

Becoming a manager for the first time is an exhilarating experience, filled with opportunities for personal growth and the learning of new …

We are living in a changeable world where many companies are confronted with the challenge of not merely adapting but also steering …

Easter week is underway, marking a period characterized by historical and cultural rituals where many deviate from the mundane to honor and …

Do you like our blog posts?

Get them sent to you so you don't miss any tips!

Scroll to Top