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MSLD Competencies

Personal Mastery Competencies

Adaptability The ability to adjust to and thrive under changing conditions in environment. 
Critical Thinking/Decision Making  The ability to analyze a problem logically and reach a timely and defensible decision.  Involves seeking information, analyzing the options, proposing possible solutions, and making a decision. 
Integrity and Ethics The ability to serve as a role model to others and to build trust with others by operating according to the highest moral standards.  
Professionalism The ability to manage one’s career by practicing self awareness, exercising the willingness to and the ability to continuously learn,  and capitalizing on relationships. 
Results Orientation The ability to take action to achieve desired results. Involves goal setting, perseverance, and a sense of urgency. 

Relational Competencies

Developing Others  The ability to help “others reach their potential” (SHRM, 2011, p. 4). Involves coaching, providing feedback, and sharing expertise. 
Effective Communications The ability to receive and transmit information to others effectively and holistically.  Involves the expression and understanding of ideas, thoughts and feelings in oral and written forms, within small or large groups. 
Inspiring and Involving Others  The ability to reward contributions and make people feel empowered and included. 
Intercultural/Global Intelligence  The ability to respect, work effectively with, engage, and involve people from varying backgrounds and perspectives. Includes cultural sensitivity, cultural adaptability, and respect for others. 
Interpersonal Relationships  This broad competency area involves the ability to relate to others in a warm and inviting manner. Includes collaborating, networking, influencing, inspiring, and interacting positively with others. 

Core Strategic Competencies

Leading Culture Change  The ability to and comfort with leading change processes within the organization. 
Strategic Vision  The ability to see a problem systemically and holistically, envision an exciting future state, and invite others to reach it. 
Business Acumen  The ability to obtain good business results. Involves utilizing and understanding business and financial terminology, recognizing business priorities, and understanding business operations. 

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