(Nelson & Ortmeier, 2011)
LEADING PEOPLE (leadership factor #1)
1. Leading Courageously (competency) - Courageous leaders take charge and convey authority in tackling challenges, asserting themselves, pursuing their agenda, and influencing other leaders.
2. Creating Alignment (competency) - An effective change leader creates alignment by ensuring the structure, systems, people, and processes are aligned in support of organizational goals.
3. Team Leadership (competency) - A team leader assembles the right talent, maximizes cross-functional resources, practices group decision-making, empowers others to lead, and builds a sense of team.
4. Developing Leaders (competency) - A leader who develops others effectively identifies talent, creates a development culture, promotes succession planning, challenges others, and provides coaching and support.
THINKING AND DECIDING (leadership factor #2)
5. Strategic Thinking (competency) - A strategic leader brings a broad, longer-term, and informed perspective to bear on issues and problems in order to grow the business and compete in the market.
6. Business Acumen (competency) - A leader with strong business acumen understands the global environment, business model, and key drivers of the organization, and leverages this understanding to recommend alternatives and measure performance.
7. Critical Thinking and Judgment (competency) - A leader who thinks critically demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize, and manage complex information to develop well-reasoned solutions, navigate ambiguity, and make decisions.
ACHIEVING (leadership factor #3)
8. Drive for Results (competency) - A results-driven leader demonstrates strong passion, urgency, and determination in moving things forward and accomplishing goals.
9. Innovation and Risk-Taking (competency) - An innovative leader explores new ideas, experiments with risks, improves how things are done, encourages creativity, and examines assumptions in challenging the status quo.
RELATING TO PEOPLE (leadership factor #4)
10. Interpersonal Effectiveness (competency) - An interpersonally effective leader interacts and communicates in a manner that demonstrates consideration, care, and concern for others.
11. Building Collaboration (competency) - A collaborative leader participates with and involves others, promotes cooperation, builds partnerships, and resolves conflicts.
MANAGING WORK (leadership factor #5)
12. Planning and Organizing (competency) - A planful, organized leader anticipates the future and establishes clear priorities by making time to create plans, involve others, and secure resources.
13. Managing Execution (competency) - An execution-focused leader knows how to get things done by clarifying roles, delegating responsibilities, monitoring progress, and ensuring results.
MANAGING SELF (leadership factor #6)
14. Resilience (competency) - A resilient leader adapts to changes and recovers from setbacks with composure, optimism, and confidence.
15. Integrity (competency) - A high-integrity leader demonstrates trustworthiness, fairness, and personal responsibility, as well as an uncompromising commitment to ethical and values-based behavior.
16. Learning Orientation (competency) - A learning-oriented leader actively pursues personal growth and improvement.