These Core Leadership Competencies constitute the minimum level of fundamental knowledge, skill, ability, or expertise essential to effective leadership.
True leaders effectively influence the actions of others by mastering these Core Leadership Competencies;
Planning: How to create a Plan of Action (contingency, mitigation, etc.), train your people, manage a budget, and create a mission and vision statement.
Organizing: How to focus, prioritize, assume a new position, create structure, reduce risk, maximize systems, maximize time available, and build productive teams.
Communicating: How to better write, collaborate (buy-in, achieve consensus), speak, listen, conduct meetings, negotiate, coach, resolve conflict, provide meaningful feedback, improve communications with your Boss, and serve customers.
Delegating: The difference between authority and responsibility, how to select the BEST person for assignments, the phases of the delegation process, how to make assignments, the different degrees of delegation, a detailed delegation checklist, and what being in-charge really mean (empowerment).
Operating: Scheduling, setting standards, measuring results, making improvements, reporting status, exploiting opportunities, and tracking all the moving parts (problems unresolved, assignments, and changes).
Problem Solving: Why some assignments have problems, what to do with problems you can’t fix, brainstorming, unintended consequences, 2d and 3d order effects, Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA), how to use the problem solving process, what are the tools (decision support templates, authorization matrix, decision points, and decision matrix) to make better decisions, who’s the best person to decide, when’s the best time to decide, and how to make the BEST decision.
Awareness: Why people resist change,what you really control in life, how you can better respond to emotion, what motivates human behavior (positive and negative motivators), and how the spiritual awareness can enhance your ability to lead (power of forgiveness, prayer, commitment, intuition, expectation, desire and kindness).
Character: Where character comes from, which character traits are most important (adaptable, dedicated, integrity, justice, judgment, loyalty, moral courage, positive attitude, proactive, and dignity, respect and kindness), and what behavior will kill your ability to lead – all in preparation for creating your leadership philosophy.
Bottom-line: True leaders effectively influence the actions of others by mastering the above Core Leadership Competencies.