Developing the core competencies of management and leadership can help you become a better manager and leader and boost your career. The truth is it takes time and there are no shortcuts. The key is to get going…
I recently got to work outlining the traits, attitudes, skills and knowledge required to become a good manager and leader. I ended up with a list of items and then compiled them into categories that I think make sense. Those categories include mastering daily management; mastering crisis management; mastering strategic management and mastering self-management. It’s in the early stages of development, and I haven’t yet written any definitions of the categories.
See what you think…
Mastering Daily Management
- Planning and Delegating
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Mastering Performance Feedback
- Managing Budgets/Resources
- Managing Conflict
- Managing Core Processes
Mastering Crisis Management
- Identifying and Prioritizing Areas for Attention
- Preventing Crises
- Mitigating Impact of Crises
- Attending To The Aftermath of a Crisis
Mastering Strategic Management
- Becoming a Systems Thinker
- Developing Vision, Mission, Values, Strategy (incl. KPIs/Scorecards)
- Managing Key Initiatives and Projects
- Managing Change
- Developing a Motivating and Collaborative Environment
- Developing Your Staff
Mastering Self Management
- Developing Greater Self Awareness
- Presenting and Influencing
- Developing Your Listening Skills
- Managing Your Time and Priorities
Now here are some questions to ask yourself. The answers may just help you become a better manager and leader, and also give your career a big boost.
Based on your experience…
- Which categories/items do you think need the most attention in the business world?
- Which categories/items are most important?
- Which categories/items do you personally need to improve on?
- Which categories/items are you strongest on?
- What’s missing from this list?
Core competencies are designed to help you identify and then work on your strengths and remedy your weaknesses. The key is to get to work…