For Senior Level Administrators
- Visionary Leadership
Develops a clear direction and "picture" for the future of the business. Creates a long-term, big picture view of the business. Creates a climate that supports future-based thinking, analysis, and decision-making.
- Drive for Results
Focuses on bottom-line results and achievement of goals. Sets and pursues aggressive business goals. Monitors and addresses team and organizational performance issues.
- Technological Leadership
Allocates financial and human resources to acquire and utilize the most appropriate technologies in information, communication and operational systems for competitive advantage.
- Financial Leadership
Understands and applies key financial information in the development of strategy, allocation of resources, capital expenditures, and overall corporate decision-making. Effectively allocates resources through the development and analysis of income and expense budgets.
- Cross-Functional Versatility
Maximizes value by ensuring that all decisions and practices add superior value. Effectively builds cross-functional capabilities through strategic alliances. Effectively encourages cross-functional partnerships in achieving corporate goals.
- Depth of Industry Knowledge
Is a consummate consumer of industry information. Frequently attends seminars, conferences, classes, and other educational opportunities to deepen industry knowledge. Teaches (shares) with others information, knowledge, and industry best practices.
- Political Leadership
Understands the dynamics of political systems and power relationships within the organization. Strategically asserts political power and influence to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Fosters a culture that minimizes the negative aspects of political infighting.
- Strategic Problem Analysis
Analyzes situations, identifies alternative solutions, and develops specific actions; Gathers and utilizes available information in order to understand and solve organizational issues and problems.
- Decision Making
Makes high quality decisions when required. Thinks and plans strategically.
- Entrepreneurial Leadership
Seeks opportunities to expand existing businesses. Take strategic risks in entering new markets, developing new products, and funding new business ventures.
- Driving Strategic Direction
Ability to identify and communicate achievable organizational strategies and initiatives. Identifies potential risks and opportunities to achieve business goals and objectives.
- Driving Change
Drives innovation and change. Creates and inspires innovative ideas, technologies and processes. Values and creates opportunities for innovative thinking that leads to the development of new products or services. Understands the need to allocate time, energy, and financial resources to creating a culture of innovation.
- Building Strategic Relationships
Ability to initiate and cultivate strategic internal and external networking relationships that foster both individual and organizational goals. Builds and maintains effective and collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Empowering Others
Inspires extraordinary performance by fostering empowerment. Motivates others to achieve superior business performance by supporting autonomy and independence. Supports risk-taking and innovation.
- Team Building
Ability to create and develop motivated, cohesive, and high-performance teams.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
Ability to effectively manage interpersonal relations in a cooperative, sensitive and collaborative manner. Seeks to listen and understand diverse viewpoints. Expresses sensitivity and empathy towards others.
- Oral Communication/Presentation
Ability to present individual and organizational viewpoints to groups in a clear and persuasive manner. Ability to express written thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner. Ability to convey oral thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to negotiate and effectively resolve interpersonal differences with others. Ability to utilize appropriate interpersonal styles and approaches in facilitating a group towards task achievement.
- Coaching/Talent Development
Ability to attract, develop and retain talent. Ability to coach, train and develop others.
Ability to effectively manage one's own time, energy and abilities for continuous personal growth and maximum performance.
Ability to maintain balance and performance under pressure and stress. Ability to effectively cope with ambiguity and change in a constructive manner.
- Engenders Trust
Acts with courage. Confronts difficult issues and takes constructive and responsible action. Acts with integrity. Displays honesty and candor.
Reprinted with permission from Envisia Learning.