competencies include the development of self and others and the
ability to demonstrate and elicit accountability, which increases
efficiency thereby allowing resources to be more profitably
is a process that is at least partially related to the acquisition
of skills. A skilled manager will perform better than an average
manager in adapting to new leadership situations, even in the absence
of natural talent. Furthermore, a manager with both talent and skill
will outperform a manager with talent and undeveloped skills.
skills are identifiable and transferable. Practical leadership skills
in each of the following four areas can be effectively elicited
through behavioral modeling.
Skills have to do with the ability to understand, motivate, and communicate
with other people. Facility with these skills results in the ability to enter another person's
model of the world, to get them to recognize problems and objectives,
and to understand the problem-frame within which they and the company
Thinking Skills enable the leader to identify and comprehend the
problem frame in which the leader, his or her subordinates, and
the company are operating. The ability to think systemically in a
practical and concrete way is probably the most definitive sign of
maturity in a leader. System Thinking is at the root of effective strategy
formulation and the ability to create functional teams and other
systems. An example of System Thinking is the ability to recognize multi-level processes
have to do with how the leader deploys him or herself in a particular
situation. Self-skills allow the leader to choose or engineer the
most appropriate state, attitude, criteria, strategy, etc. with
which to enter a situation. In a way, Self Skills are the processes
by which the leader leads her or himself.
Skills are typically specific to a particular content area. They
tend to produce technical competence in achieving specific objectives
(for instance, a strategy for using spreadsheets, making financial
projections, computer models, etc.).
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