- Paperback: 629 pages
- Publisher: Lominger Ltd Inc; 4th edition (January 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974589233
- ISBN-13: 978-0974589237
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The competencies in this book are organized into six factors: Strategic Skills, Operating Skills, Courage, Energy & Drive, Organizational Positioning Skills, and Personal & Interpersonal Skills. The authors add the two negative factors Trouble With People and Trouble With Results. Nested within these factors are clusters and individual competencies. One might quibble with the details, but this map covers the terrain.
Readers are skillfully guided through this territory. The initial chapters provide solid advice for deciding which competencies to develop, recognizing that sometimes it is more useful to compensate for a weakness with other strengths and that it is possible to unproductively overuse one's strengths. The authors' willingness to deal seriously with negative issues such as overapplication of strong competencies and barriers to success is valuable--and often lacking in competency publications.
Individual competency chapters have a predictable and useful structure. Each chapter begins by locating the competency within its factor and cluster and "inspires" the reader with an appropriate quote. The reader encounters concise lists of the behavioral indicators of unskilled performance, skilled performance and overuse of this competency. These lists cross-reference other competencies that can either substitute for unskilled peformance or compensate for overuse.Read more ›
My Team members each have a copy. Works well with 360 degree review approach.
After I have a new representative for about 90 days, I print off the competencies I think they excel in, and those I think they need work on. Have them read them (underused, competent, and overused) and make their own KPIs for the coming quarter, half year, whatever.
They're invested in their development along the way and they become aware of what they need to improve upon to be at minimally competent and what they need to exploit.
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This is a fantastic book that should be on every leader's desk. I strongly recommend it's use by managers, consultants and coaches.Published 4 months ago by Stanley R. Tilton
This is a great book for bringing developmental theory to practical application.Published 8 months ago by John P. Hannah