The reality is that the marketplace offers us so many choices for leadership & management development. How do you know which one is right, once you’ve done your due diligence?
Perhaps the best place to start is at the beginning. Obvious I know. Ask youself questions like:
What do you expect of this person?
How well and how consistently do they need to perform?
What does success look like?
What skills or competencies will drive that level of success?
The problem is that once a business owner steps past this place, it gets very complicated. Lots of learning objectives – unfamiliar words like competencies – so many consultants – link to strategy – etc.
Competencies really are a great place to begin since they help translate business strategy to management & leadership effectiveness; yet clients always struggle with how many end up in the model. I understand, but in the end, it’s why the best leaders are so valuable to us!
What if you not only had a short list, but what if a vendor could provide you evidence which critical competencies would drive managerial effectiveness? What would that be worth?
This would not only be a great thing, but a powerful realization that would re-focus much of the effort internal practitioner’s need to succeed in today’s competitive organizations.
Organization Systems International, a strategic partner and consultant of Loichinger Advantage LLC, has indeed finalized their meta-analysis. The follow competencies have been validated by research as the foundation for managerial effectiveness – regardless of market or organizational size:
· Active & Informal Communications
· Personal Drive & Energy
· Influencing Others
· Organizing & Planning
· Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
Using the Polaris® Core Competency Model, or The Career Compass®, Organizational Systems International has assessed thousands of high-performing leaders at over sixty organizations. In addtion, the Big 6 provides us focus for our development efforts.
Are you developing managers in these critical skill in your organization? What does development in these intangible areas look like? Where can I get objective advice? Stay tuned for more information. If you would like a copy of the report summary, simply ask.