If you know me at all, you know I’m an evangelist for a values approach to growth and development.
This values approach is focused on leadership growth and development through a conscious use of core strengths and continual skill development. This focus on continual development is to balance and enhance the application of skills through practice while growing in effectiveness of competency demonstration.
A competency is a specific skill where you as the leader have developed a significant proficiency. You perform it well consistently and almost flawlessly.
In order for a particular skill to be a competency, it must pass the 3 tests:
- It has application to a wide variety of environments
- It must make a significant contribution to the desired end state/product/service
- It should be performed authentically – thus creating further distinction between your organization’s environment and that of others