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Leadership Core Competencies

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The 28 Leadership Core Competencies are divided into five leadership levels. Definitions are listed below organized by the leadership levels. Learn about the Skillsoft Leadership Core Competencies Courses FY19 (Excel Document)

Managing Yourself

  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses, pursues self-development.
  • Flexibility: Demonstrates openness to change and new information, rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions, creates a culture that fosters high ethical standards.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and appropriately responds to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
  • Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups, listens effectively and clarifies information as needed, facilitates open communication.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions, makes recommendations.
  • Public Service Motivation: Shows a commitment to public service. Enables others to acquire the tools and support they need to perform well, influences others toward a spirit of service and meaningful contributions to mission accomplishment.
  • Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure, remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Quickly recovers from setbacks.
  • Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Leading & Managing Programs

  • Creativity & Innovation: Develops new insights into situations. Questions conventional approaches encourage new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/process.
  • Financial Management: Understands the organization’s financial processes. Prepares, justifies and administers the program budget, oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
  • Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances. Collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
  • Political Savvy: Identifies the internal and external politics impacting the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment, capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Technology Management: Keeps up-to-date on technological developments, makes effective use of technology to achieve results, ensures access to, and security of, technology systems.

Leading & Managing Organizations

  • Entrepreneurship: Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • External Awareness: Understands and keeps up to date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organizations and shape stakeholders’ views; demonstrates awareness of the organization’s impact on the external environment.
  • Vision: Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others. Acts as a catalyst for organization change and influence others to translate vision into action.

Leading & Managing Programs

  • Creativity & Innovation: Develops new insights into situations. Questions conventional approaches encourage new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/process.
  • Financial Management: Understands the organization’s financial processes. Prepares, justifies and administers the program budget, oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
  • Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances. Collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
  • Political Savvy: Identifies the internal and external politics impacting the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment, capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Technology Management: Keeps up-to-date on technological developments, makes effective use of technology to achieve results, ensures access to, and security of, technology systems.

Leading & Managing Organizations

  • Entrepreneurship: Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • External Awareness: Understands and keeps up to date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organizations and shape stakeholders’ views; demonstrates awareness of the organization’s impact on the external environment.
  • Vision: Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others. Acts as a catalyst for organization change and influence others to translate vision into action.