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Where’s the Gap?

Leadership Competencies We Can Build On

The menu below outlines the many aspects of leadership my programs impact and can help identify performance gaps. Because the Accelerated Leader Program™ (ALP) is my end-to-end process for leadership development including ALL the individual offerings on the services page, all the competencies below are potential gaps it can address.

The individual components of ALP (Leadership Dynamics™, Productivity Toolkit™ and 1:1 coaching are available separately and focus on a smaller group of the competencies.

Organizations without formal learning plans find this list a useful place to start to help set learning objectives together in The Accelerated Leader Program.

Traits of Accelerated Leaders

  • Proactively shaping the future – Driving change “from below” and not relying on direction or instruction from supervisors.
  • Bigger, wider thinking – Thinking beyond their department and the day-to-day; create compelling ideas for the future and implements them effectively.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking – Looking for opportunity; generating and driving value for both internal and external customers efficiently and effectively.
  • Impacting and influencing others – Successfully communicating ideas and direction; create not only mental but emotional buy-in and commitment.
  • Accountability and solution mindset – Consistently taking responsibility despite setbacks and obstacles; moving the situation forward.
  • Remaining results oriented – Becoming focused more on results they create and less on who gets the credit.
  • Appetite for innovation and appropriate risk – Not being limited to past solutions and increasing the comfort level for trying new approaches.
  • Raising the bar – Consistently looking to improve services or situations and not settling with the status quo. Sets BHAD goals (Big, Hairy and Audacious).
  • Maximizing personal capacity – Understanding and using technology as an ally to stay on top of commitments, communication and projects; being highly organized.
  • Managing sticky situations – Dealing with conflict and managing challenging people quickly, effectively and appropriately.
  • Executive presence – Showing greater confidence and engagement in group situations or senior-level discussions.
  • Flexibility and adaptability – Being able to adapt to changing situations and maintaining an open mind to other ideas and approaches.
  • Working with velocity – Increasing the comfort level in ambiguous situations; becoming more decisive and generating momentum as a result.
  • Being client oriented (both internal and external) – Understanding their needs and building relationships that support the business; communicating effectively with them.
  • Trust and respect – Fostering an environment both within the team and elsewhere that breeds honest, constructive communication.
  • Sharing information – Openly sharing needed information across other functions or business units; encouraging cross-team communication.
  • Developing and coaching their team – Being regarded as a great coach and is viewed as someone “to go to”; understanding what motivates the team and providing opportunities for them to grow.
  • Empowering others – Creating an environment of success by empowering others and giving them the support, direction and autonomy they need to get things done.

If you just came from the Accelerated Leader Program™ page, you may wish to return there to find out more about how ALP is structured.

Alternately, if you came from the Who’s the Best Fit page, you can return to where you left off here.

Otherwise, if you haven’t checked out the Free Resources page, I’d encourage you to visit it here. You will find my complimentary Leadership Springboard Workbook and other great ideas guaranteed to help you and your team get results faster.