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Leadership and Management Skills and Abilities

Leadership and Management Skills and Abilities

The purpose of this questionnaire is to identify where we are strong and where we need to develop the six, core leadership and management skill sets.

  • Leadership is the art of communicating a clear vision of a better future and inspiring people to willingly work together to bring the vision into reality.
  • Management is the art of formulating practical plans and managing people and resources in ways that achieve goals and actualize the vision in the most efficient manner possible.

Both leadership and management contain many subset abilities and require the development of various skills. To develop a "perfect leadership management team," every leader-manager must be proficient at all six major skills because if any one of the six skill sets falls below a minimum threshold level, that deficiency is enough to ruin the leader-manager's performance as a whole.

Just as it took only one hole in the Titanic to sink it, so it only takes one hole in a person's leadership management performance to sink it.

Here is what we do

Leader Manager Profile

We learn the range of skills necessary to be a "perfect" leader-manager. If we know what perfection looks like, then we know what we need to do to start moving towards it.

  1. Clarity of purpose, (Projecting a clear vision for a better future: Goal focus)
  2. Clear communication skills, (The ability to gain mutual understandings)
  3. Rational planner, (Time management, prioritisation, delegation)
  4. Rational conflict manager. (Performance management)
  5. Self-motivation. (Self-control and self-confidence)
  6. Inspire others. (Create a positive team culture)

We measure ourselves against the leadership management model and discover where we are strongest. If we know where our strengths lie, we can better play to them.

We measure ourselves against the model and discover where we are not strong and need to improve ourselves by gaining knowledge, training, and practice. If we know where we are weak, we can target our efforts to eliminate obvious flaws. Ideally, we build ourselves up so we have no obvious flaws in our leadership management performance profile.

We answer questions relating to the six first-level skill sets to identify where we are strong and where we are not strong.

When we have identified our "weakest link," that area is further analysed to discover the exact nature of the weakness so that we can put in place specific training designed to bring up levels of knowledge and skill and eliminate the weakness and bring it up to standard.

By training, our aim is to develop ourselves and others so that we perform strongly on every level of leadership and management. We commit to continually improve our own performance, which gives us the knowledge and ability necessary to help others improve their performance; and together we build better systems which delivers value for our stakeholders.

We strive to reach the ideal of leadership and management because we know that, the closer our performance is to perfection, the better will be our results.

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