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71 Inspirational Quotes on Competence (LEADERSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous Competence Quotes

Trust is a function of two things: character and competence. Character includes your integrity, your motive and your intent with people. Competence includes your capabilities, your skills, and your track record. Both are vital.”

Stephen Covey
By stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence. - Michael J. Gelb
By stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence. – Michael J. Gelb
If you want to be successful, don't seek success - seek competence, empowerment; do nothing short of the best that you can do. - Jaggi Vasudev
If you want to be successful, don’t seek success – seek competence, empowerment; do nothing short of the best that you can do. – Jaggi Vasudev

“Competence means keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything.”

Chris Hadfield
Everybody's got a different circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is. The important thing is staying inside the circle. - Warren Buffett
Everybody’s got a different circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is. The important thing is staying inside the circle. – Warren Buffett
Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may. - Jon Stewart
Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may. – Jon Stewart
Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence. - George S. Patton
Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence. – George S. Patton

“My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskillful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.”

Thomas Hardy
Pride in office without competence is as much a sin as competence without confidence. - Peter Tremayne
Pride in office without competence is as much a sin as competence without confidence. – Peter Tremayne
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt

17 Influential Competence Quotes to Improve Self-Confidence

“I want to remind you that success in life is based on hard slogging. There will be periods when discouragement is great and upsetting, and the antidote for this is calmness and fortitude and a modest yet firm belief in your competence. Be sure that your priorities are in order so that you can proceed in a logical manner, and be ever mindful that nothing will take the place of persistence.”

Walter Annenberg
Competence is a great creator of confidence. - Mary Jo Putney
Competence is a great creator of confidence. – Mary Jo Putney
Diligence Leads to Competence. - Jeffrey Benjamin
Diligence Leads to Competence. – Jeffrey Benjamin
You must have confidence in your competence. - Elijah Cummings
You must have confidence in your competence. – Elijah Cummings

Knowledge is great. Competence is great. But the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment. And in this world, the combination is a breath of fresh air.”

Guy Kawasaki
A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It's the testing point of our character and competence. - Stephen Covey
A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It’s the testing point of our character and competence. – Stephen Covey
One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas. - Brian Tracy
One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas. – Brian Tracy
Learn to do the common things uncommonly well. - George Washington Carver
Learn to do the common things uncommonly well. – George Washington Carver

“Remember, ‘Rome was not built in a day.’ Instant success is never possible. Competence results only from sustained, consistent, self-disciplined effort over an extended period of time.”

Bud Wilkinson
When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up the same time. - Zig Ziglar
When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up the same time. – Zig Ziglar
The most important thing in terms of your circle of competence is not how large the area of it is, but how well you’ve defined the perimeter. - Warren Buffett
The most important thing in terms of your circle of competence is not how large the area of it is, but how well you’ve defined the perimeter. – Warren Buffett

“Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.”

Bunker Roy
Act with purpose, courage, confidence, competence and intelligence until these qualities 'lock in' to your subconscious mind. - Brian Tracy
Act with purpose, courage, confidence, competence and intelligence until these qualities ‘lock in’ to your subconscious mind. – Brian Tracy

“Self-esteem should not be confused with self-confidence. Self-confidence is believing in your competence and your ability to do something, whereas self-esteem is believing in your goodness.”

Mark Goulston
To know one's own limitations is the hallmark of competence. - Dorothy L. Sayers
To know one’s own limitations is the hallmark of competence. – Dorothy L. Sayers

“People have more freedom to bring more of their personal qualities into the role they play once they have established themselves and their competence is no longer in question. But this is always within limits.”

Robert Greene
No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence. - William Glasser
No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence. – William Glasser

9 Enlightening Competence Quotes About Leadership

“Effective leadership is the only competitive advantage that will endure. That’s because leadership has two sides- what a person is character and what a person does- competence.”

Stephen Covey
There are three qualities a leader must exemplify to build trust competence, connection, and character. - John C. Maxwell
There are three qualities a leader must exemplify to build trust: competence, connection, and character. – John C. Maxwell
Leadership shows judgment, wisdom, personal appeal and proven competence. - Walt Disney
Leadership shows judgment, wisdom, personal appeal and proven competence. – Walt Disney

“Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.”

Harvey Mackay
Trust has two dimensions competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome. - Simon Sinek
Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome. – Simon Sinek
To be a manager requires more than a title, a big office, and other outward symbols of rank. It requires competence and performance of a high order. - Peter Drucker
To be a manager requires more than a title, a big office, and other outward symbols of rank. It requires competence and performance of a high order. – Peter Drucker

“Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organization not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics.”

Robin S. Sharma
The principle of democracy is all about delegation of power by the vast majority of citizens through a few chosen representatives chosen on merit and competence. - N. R. Narayana Murthy
The principle of democracy is all about delegation of power by the vast majority of citizens through a few chosen representatives chosen on merit and competence. – N. R. Narayana Murthy

“Competence goes beyond words. It’s the leader’s ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how – and know that they want to follow you.”

John C. Maxwell

2 Enriching Competence Quotes on Writing and Literature

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”

C. S. Lewis
So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence. - Flannery O'Connor
So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence. – Flannery O’Connor

6 Motivational Competence Quotes on Education

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals’, the ones who somehow know how to teach.”

Peter Drucker
If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve. - William Glasser
If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve. – William Glasser
The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience. - John Dickey
The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience. – John Dickey

“Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?”

William Glasser
We would like to have every middle and high school become a place where there will be lots of examples of youth competence and confidence. - Bill Drayton
We would like to have every middle and high school become a place where there will be lots of examples of youth competence and confidence. – Bill Drayton
To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education. - John Dickey
To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education. – John Dickey

8 Wise Competence Quotes on Politics and Governance

“I think the thing that our government lacks – just about more than anything else – is technological competence. We have some of the greatest white-hat hackers in the world here in the U.S., but the government seems to be technologically illiterate.”

John McAfee
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare. – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“I don’t ascribe to myself any special competence in economic insight. I translate what I hear from highly intelligent people into political and philosophical propositions.”

Henry Kissinger
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything. - Peggy Noonan
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything. – Peggy Noonan
The Tories win elections when they lead on economic competence. - Maurice Saatchi
The Tories win elections when they lead on economic competence. – Maurice Saatchi

“It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land.”

Jim Costa
People generally think of Conservatives as competent, and they need to see that competence in action in delivering the public services that matter to everyone. - Jeremy Hunt
People generally think of Conservatives as competent, and they need to see that competence in action in delivering the public services that matter to everyone. – Jeremy Hunt

“President Obama and members of his administration constantly express rage and anger over events totally within their control. It’s an odd and unsettling fact of American life that so many Americans seem to think that such expressions of frustration should substitute for actual competence.”

Ben Shapiro

10 Competence Quotes that Will Make You Think

“I’m not a great deductive thinker, but I will admit to having competence in a very wide range of things – not being afraid to try to write about baseball, choral music and dinosaurs in the same week and see connections among them.”

Stephen Jay Gould
The people who hold that our culture is an oppressive patriarchy, they don't want to admit that the current hierarchy might be predicated on competence. - Jordan Peterson
The people who hold that our culture is an oppressive patriarchy, they don’t want to admit that the current hierarchy might be predicated on competence. – Jordan Peterson
The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard. - Ayn Rand
The code of competence is the only system of morality that’s on a gold standard. – Ayn Rand
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence. - Ayrton Senna
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence. – Ayrton Senna
The test of true competence is the end result. - L. Ron Hubbard
The test of true competence is the end result. – L. Ron Hubbard
Power is competence. - Jordan Peterson
Power is competence. – Jordan Peterson
There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill. - Fred Thompson
There’s a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill. – Fred Thompson
Competence is the enemy of change! - Seth Godin
Competence is the enemy of change! – Seth Godin
A 'competence' that has no defined borders cannot be called a true competence. - Li Lu
A ‘competence’ that has no defined borders cannot be called a true competence. – Li Lu
The only way one should buy stocks is if you understand the underlying business. You stay within the circle of competence. You buy businesses you understand. - Mohnish Pabrai
The only way one should buy stocks is if you understand the underlying business. You stay within the circle of competence. You buy businesses you understand. – Mohnish Pabrai

2 Competence Quotes on Software Engineering

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence. - Niklaus Wirth
Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence. – Niklaus Wirth
In any software work, you have IT consultancy competence required to build the systems. - Azim Premji
In any software work, you have IT consultancy competence required to build the systems. – Azim Premji

2 Competence Quotes on Acting

But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with. - John Cleese
But then acting is all about faking. We’re all very good at faking things that we have no competence with. – John Cleese
The Oscar or the Emmy says you've reached a level of competence in this business, and I would love to have one. - O. J. Simpson
The Oscar or the Emmy says you’ve reached a level of competence in this business, and I would love to have one. – O. J. Simpson

2 Competence Quotes on Sports

“But the best teams I’ve encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure and processes cover a full range of distinct competencies necessary for success.”

Jesse James Garrett
Thirty percent of coaching is tactics, 70% social competence. - Julian Nagelsmann
Thirty percent of coaching is tactics, 70% social competence. – Julian Nagelsmann

3 Funny Competence Quotes that Will Make You Laugh

I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary. - Billy Joel
I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary. – Billy Joel
You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal. - Douglas Coupland
You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal. – Douglas Coupland
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. - Laurence J. Peter
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. – Laurence J. Peter

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