Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership effectiveness is a set of competencies in a cluster of highly interrelated attributes, including knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that culminate in the behaviors needed to effectively lead an enterprise to market superiority.

Leadership competencies can be technical, strategic, or behavioral. Technical competencies reflect the knowledge required to perform a specific role. Behavioral Competencies describe the KSAs that facilitate the application of technical knowledge to job-related behavior. In other words, technical competencies reflect what knowledge HR professionals apply to their jobs, and Behavioral Competencies reflect how they apply this knowledge.

A competency model is a set of competencies that collectively defines the requirements for effective performance in a specific job, profession, or organization. There are eight Behavioral Competencies and one Technical Competency, HR Expertise (HR Knowledge) in the SHRM Competency Model, which forms the foundation of the SHRM BoCK.

Leadership Competencies

Leadership & NavigationThe ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization.
Ethical PracticeThe ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
Business AcumenThe ability to understand and apply information with which to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan.
Relationship ManagementThe ability to manage interactions to provide service and to support the organization.
ConsultationThe ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders.
Critical EvaluationThe ability to interpret information with which to make business decisions and recommendations.
Global & Cultural EffectivenessThe ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties.
CommunicationThe ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders.
HR Expertise (HR Knowledge)The knowledge of principles, practices, and functions of effective human resource management.

Organizations often sort employees into categories such as A, B, and C players. They also identify “high potentials,” referred to as “hi-po’s,” for investment in leadership effectiveness coaching and development programs. Does your organization have a “hi-po” program? Have you been identified for development? If yes, good for you! I have ideas on how to maximize the benefit of any leadership development and coaching program your company may provide. strategies for developing leadership skills for those who may not have an opportunity for a formal program, either because there isn’t a budget for one or because they have been passed over for one reason or another.

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