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TOP 100 REVIEWERon February 16, 2013
FYI presents a comprehensive list and description of competencies needed for leadership, according to the Lominger Group. This model may differ in some respects from the one used by your organization, but it won't be far off.

The competencies in this book are organized into six factors: Strategic Skills, Operating Skills, Courage, Energy & Drive, Organizational Positioning Skills, and Personal & Interpersonal Skills. The authors add the two negative factors Trouble With People and Trouble With Results. Nested within these factors are clusters and individual competencies. One might quibble with the details, but this map covers the terrain.

Readers are skillfully guided through this territory. The initial chapters provide solid advice for deciding which competencies to develop, recognizing that sometimes it is more useful to compensate for a weakness with other strengths and that it is possible to unproductively overuse one's strengths. The authors' willingness to deal seriously with negative issues such as overapplication of strong competencies and barriers to success is valuable--and often lacking in competency publications.

Individual competency chapters have a predictable and useful structure. Each chapter begins by locating the competency within its factor and cluster and "inspires" the reader with an appropriate quote. The reader encounters concise lists of the behavioral indicators of unskilled performance, skilled performance and overuse of this competency. These lists cross-reference other competencies that can either substitute for unskilled peformance or compensate for overuse. Then, following a list of some causes underlying poor performance, comes an extended discussion of several strategies for developing the competency and sources for further reading.

You can find the best competency chapter for your needs in under two minutes. This competency chapter can then be read and understood in under 10 minutes. Developing the competency will take longer, of course. But this book helps the reader diagnose and begin remediation with some confidence that the right disease is being treated--and treated effectively.

This book is worth having--and using.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2008
Not only a succinct guide for improvement in itself, many references to detailed research on improvement of individual traits.

My team members each have a copy. Works well with 360 degree review approach.

As you climb the corporate ladder, you spend most of your time evaluating people. This is not a natural skill but a learned one.
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on April 24, 2014
This is an excellent resource when you need to work with your staff to improve their performance. I use it when writing up performance reviews as well as coaching documents.
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on November 28, 2013
Practical, easy to use, reflect business' needs.
Its made for the manager who wants to know how to évaluate the skills of is employes.
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on October 1, 2015
Nothing spectacular
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