Top Six Competencies that Predict Star Performance
I've often posted these bullets over my workspace, as a reminder of ways to maintain high performance. Not that I don't possess these qualities, but it pays to refocus from time to time, to maintain a high level of competence.
- The drive to continually improve performance. These people measure how well they do, search for ways to improve outcomes, set challenging goals, and innovate.
- They are impactful: they can make persuasive arguments based on hard fact, they know how to tailor a presentation to their audience, and they are concerned about their own or their organization's reputation.
- Conceptual thinking: they identify underlying problems and address them, they recognize the key actions that will make a difference, and they spot patterns that matter and make essential connections.
- Analysis: They anticipate obstacles, break problems down systematically, see consequences and implications within a system, and draw logical conclusions.
Initiative: they are persistent in tackling problems, and take on a challenge or solve a problem on their own before being asked to do so.
- Self-confident: they trust their judgment, seek out challenges, and operate best when given independence.
* Please note that this was taken from a freely-available online article, a link for which I can not find.