10 Competencies for Managers

The market place is full of competency and behavioral assessments that assist managers in discovering their core strengths.  The list below is a sampling.  On review which competencies are your strong suits?  From that, which are the ones that can be improved upon?  Lastly what would add or take away from the list?

  1. Action Oriented – Seizing more opportunities than others is customary
  2. Dealing with Ambiguity – Making decisions and acing without having the total picture is usual
  3. Approachability – Generally gracious and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others
  4. Business Acumen – The ability to deploy strategies and tactics that work in the marketplace
  5. Genuine Compassion – Monitors workloads and appreciates extra effort
  6. Comfort Around Executives – Comfortable in dealing with and addressing more senior managers
  7. Command Skills – Faces adversity head on and is energized by tough challenges
  8. Composure – Mature and can be counted on to hold things together during tough times
  9. Managerial Courage – Takes negative action when necessary
  10. Managing and Measuring Work – Sets clear objectives and measures;

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