This article examines the career narratives of healthcare executives to develop a model of executive leadership competencies. Interviews with thirty executives drawn from a health leadership podcast are examined for themes of leadership failures and surprises. Grounded theory is used to identify a pattern of weaknesses from the lived experiences the executives, then a positive model of leadership is developed from these lessons learned the hard way. The final model consists of three nested categories: organizational awareness, constructing the team, and self-regulation.

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J. BONICA, CHRISTOPHER MAYHUGH, MARK D. MELLOTT, Mark. Learned the Hard Way: A Model of Executive Leadership Competencies. Global Journal of Management And Business Research, [S.l.], aug. 2020. ISSN 2249-4588. Available at: <https://journalofbusiness.org/index.php/GJMBR/article/view/3194>. Date accessed: 06 mar. 2021.