Domain

5

Fundamental Competencies

These competencies are foundational for success in each of the domains.

Competencies

Competency

A

Competency

B

Effective Communication

  • Communicates effectively in a variety of ways, including oral and written mechanisms.
  • Listens effectively, probes for new ideas, and invites responses.
  • creates open channels of communication
  • Keeps others well informed.
  • Listens carefully to input and feedback; encourages others to express contrary views.

Leadership Pillar: Adaptive, Distributive, and Inclusive

Competency

C

Initiative

  • Drives for results and success.
  • Sets high standards of performance.
  • Pursues aggressive goals and works hard to achieve them.
  • Displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing the work.

Leadership Pillar: Outcome Focused

Competency

D

Interpersonal Relations

  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
  • Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

Leadership Pillar: Adaptive, Distributive,, and Collaborative

Competency

E

Competency

F

Resilience

  • Deals effectively with pressure.
  • Remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
  • Stays calm and clear-headed under high stress or during a crisis.
  • Recovers quickly from setbacks.

Leadership Pillar: Adaptive

Competency

G

Personal Leadership

  • Has a sense of presence and self-assurance.
  • Recognizes how his/her emotions and moods affect the organization and adapts accordingly.
  • Sets a personal example of what he/she expects from others.
  • Readily shares credit and gives opportunities for visibility of others.

Leadership Pillar: Distributive and Inclusive

Competency

H

Socially Responsible

  • Shows a commitment to serve the public.
  • Has ability to weave social/moral discourse into aspects of the system and the agency’s work.
  • Displays attention to ethical principles and moral imperatives.

Leadership Pillar: Inclusive