sunnuntai 8. marraskuuta 2009
I just found an excellent checklist of commonly sought management competencies. The list with it's variations is widely used by headhunters and HR people when they assess management's abilities and competencies. I think this list is comprehensive and it's one way to assess and benchmark your personal abilities. How well you fulfil the criteria?
Flexibility: The ability to take decisions and to act, that is, coming to conclusions and taking appropriate action.
Tenacity: The ability to stick with a problem until it is solved (and to recognize when there is no solution).
Independence: The willingness to question the accepted way of doing things.
Risk Taking: The extent to which a manager is prepared to take calculated risks.
Integrity: The recognition and maintenance of high personal standards and the implementation of appropriate moral and ethical norms.
Communication: The ability to convey information clearly, both orally and in writing. The ability to listen.
Impact: The ability to create a favourable first impression.
Persuasiveness: The ability to persuade and influence others.
Personal awareness: The awareness of other people and the need to take into account their thoughts and feelings before acting.
Teamwork: Contributing in an active and co-operative way with the rest of the team. Supporting others. Making decisions by consensus.
Openness: The ability to take constructive criticism. The ability to build on the contributions of other people.
Innovation: The ability to come up with imaginative and practical solutions to problems.
Analytical skills: The ability to break problems down and work on them sequentially.
Numerical problem solving: The ability to understand and analyse numerical information.
Problem solving: The ability to evaluate a situation and come to with solutions which meet customers' needs.
Practical learning: Being able to absorb, learn and apply new methods.
Detail consciousness: The ability to process large amounts of complex information.
Leadership: The ability to guide the actions of, and achieve results through, other people.
Empowerment: The concern for developing other people and allowing them freedom of manoeuvre.
Strategic planning: The ability to hover above the day-to-day detail and see the bigger picture.
Corporate sensitivity: An understanding of where the business is going.
Project management: The ability to define of how a business needs to be controlled and subordinates organized.
Resilience: The ability to "bounce back" when things are not going to plan.
Energy: Otherwise known as stamina and drive.
Motivation: The ability to motivate self and others.
Achievement orientation: The drive to set challenges targets and the drive to meet them.
Initiative: The ability to spot and solve problems before they arise and to act on opportunities when they present themselves.
Quality focus: The commitment to getting a job done well.