need to add leadership competencies
to your manager's skills?
Many organizations are struggling with the transition into a global economy, forcing them
to flatten their management hierarchy. As a result, today's managers are faced with increased responsibilities as they
take on the traditional competencies utilized by a manager, while also learning and applying
new leadership skills.
This new business environment has produced more virtual and diverse teams. Overseeing
a culturally and geographically diverse team requires today's managers to be extremely
flexible, often requiring them to adapt to the changing management landscape quickly.
Decision-making, being assertive with ideas, communicating
more clearly, and clarifying goals and objectives while inspiring creative commitment are all
competencies that have increased in today's management role.
In recognizing this challenge we've created an instrument that literally merges the concepts
of management and leadership roles. For over three decades we've had both front-line management and senior
leadership assessments, but not until we combined these concepts under one assessment were we truly able
to offer our clients a hybrid instrument, effectively measuring both skill sets. This
mid-management assessment was essentially an "up-leveling" of the traditional front-line tool.
We added in such competencies
as envisioning opportunity, risk-taking, clarifying objectives, and positioning these concepts in simple,
- Leadership Competencies for Managers - This survey uniquely combines leadership and management
competencies to provide
your managers with a competitive advantage in today's ever-changing business environment.
- Group Report For Planning Training & Development - A group feedback report (aka composite or aggregate report)
can be utilized to identify how the group's skills rated compared to the organization as whole, or
to TBC's international norms. Results can clearly highlight the particular areas that a group
might need training in, helping provide the foundational knowledge necessary
to build targeted leadership/management development curriculum.
Click here to see an example of
a matrix from a group report.
The Flip Side
The reverse of this challenge is oftentimes a problem within smaller to mid-sized companies
that find themselves growing quickly. Their leaders are promoted through the ranks so fast that
they are not able to acquire the management skills necessary for their role. The Leadership
Competencies for Managers (LCM) is an instrument than can help solve this challenge.
Having a dozen role-specific assessments at our disposal, we've had a long standing philosophy that
one size does not fit all when it comes
to measuring unique roles. With that said, if we had to choose one instrument that tackles the
"one size fits all" mentality then LCM would be it.