Effective leadership for clinical psychologists at all career stages can be strengthened by an awareness of personal qualities and values, and by the application of our professional skills and knowledge. Our core psychological competencies and relationship expertise in engagement and collaboration can serve as valuable tools for effective leadership. However, this document sets out a continuing developmental framework for leadership behaviour which is both incremental and cumulative from pre-qualification, to director levels of the profession. As such it may inform pre-qualification training curricula and both personal and organisational programmes of continuing professional development. It may serve as a reference point for career progression (e.g. through the knowledge and skills framework) and as benchmark criteria for recruitment at various bands of the profession. Most fundamentally it aims both to inform, and to be a tool to promote, personal and professional development for all members of the profession.