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Demonstrate Competence book
Competence as an aspect of trust is about being know ledgeable and prepared and getting things accomplished. Leaders who are not competent might be negligent, apathetic, tired, distracted, or unmotivated. Leaders who lack competence generally do not manage their own resources well, and they do not manage the incompetence of others well either. Although one can work on the many other aspects of trust, in professional settings, a lack of competence can overshadow all other aspects of a trusting relationship. Competent leaders are continuous learners. They have the desire to learn more and to consistently improve their practice. They attend workshops, meetings, webcasts, and other opportunities for professional development. In addition, competent leaders know that they have to interact with the various departments within the school district. They know how to build relationships that will help secure resources and get assistance when these interactions do not work effectively.