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Leadership Competency Assessment Template

Use this competency assessment template to evaluate if potential leaders have the ability to lead and support their subordinates. Evaluate if a candidate can engage and motivate individuals while maintaining professionalism. Provide an overall competency assessment rating if the candidate is suitable for the job based on the total score accumulated.

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Decision Making
Working knowledge and understanding of applicable collective agreements, information systems, and financial policies & processes
Ability to gather relevant information, utilize various problem-solving tools and methods to draw accurate conclusions
Seek input from relevant stakeholders to increase the probability of success and collaboration
Effectively analyze and evaluate information and situations and render effective decisions
Demonstrate creativity and innovation when reaching decisions or solving problems
Development of Others
Effectively recruit, select, develop, and retain talent
Engage and motivate individuals
Coach and develop individuals for continuous development
Foster a learning and development culture
Support Work Performance
Align people, work, and systems with the strategic directions
Make appropriate work assignments, set individual goals, milestones and performance indicators with each individual on the team
Evaluate results and provide feedback
Discuss and document performance discussion with a goal to improve individual performance
Utilize the PDG process to advance, support, and develop individuals
Support under-performing employees in an appropriate and timely manner.
Building a Team
Work cooperatively and constructively with others to achieve valued outcomes, including partnering, teamwork, and building alliances to achieve win-win solutions
Build participative approaches to assignments
Develop and maintain professional working relationships, especially in difficult situations
Consider and respond appropriately to the needs and feelings of different audiences/situations/cultures
Build trust, respect, and commitment
Value Diversity
Value diverse approaches to work, abilities, perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds
Modify behavior and leadership style to engage individuals involved
Perceive and react to the needs of others
Promote equitable, fair treatment and opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment
Support employees requiring accommodations respectfully and effectively
Reference Guide: • Look at the total score above and select the relevant overall competency rating: Competent: 90-100% Needs Work: 40-89% Not suitable: 0-39%
Recommendations / Overall Competency Assessment Rating
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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