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Professionalism and Ethics

Leadership Core Competencies The 28 Leadership Core Competencies are divided into five levels. Definitions are listed below organized by the leadership levels. Managing Self Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development. Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.