Today we are going to take a quick look at how competencies are used across various industries and fields to help better develop people in their roles and positions. Competencies are simply a description of the knowledge, skills, and behavior that people need to succeed in their work.
We specialize in providing leadership competencies to the world that can be used to build leadership capability in any person or individual, at any level of any organization. However, there are others that provide competencies for specific industries or specific job roles.
For example, if you visit the website for the Society of Human Resource Management you will see a competency model that has been developed specifically for Human Resources professionals.
As another example, go to the website for the National Education Association and you will find that they have outlined what they believe are the most important competencies for educational leaders. They say, "The NEA Leadership Competency Framework was developed by educators to provide a tool to define and assess current leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities of education leaders." They have honed in on six competency domains they feel are most important. With our leadership competencies content you can likewise hone in on what competencies you think are most important for your organization and begin to build the development programs around them you need to succeed.
Finally, the Library Leadership and Management Association has created a competency model for those who work in library sciences. They have identified 14 foundational competencies for those they serve.
Whatever your field, there is more than likely great work that has been done to help you build the skills and abilities of those who work with you. However, there is one need that cuts across every field and area of professional practice that requires a strong competency model to back it up, and that is leadership. We hope our Leadership Competencies Library will provide you the start you need to start building a leadership competencies model for your future success.