How Effective Competencies, Relationships, and Learning Capabilities may be Measured as Factors in Future Leadership Development
Leadership competencies denote leadership behaviors and skills, which contribute to superior organization performance (Gómez, Lorente & Cabrera, 2009, p. 6). With competency-based strategy to leadership, firms may better recognize and develop the next cohort of leaders (Gómez, Lorente & Cabrera, 2009, p. 4). While certain leadership competencies are considered crucial to all organization, a firm should define and specify what attributes of leadership are unique to the particular firm to develop competitive advantage.
Effective competencies may be measured when choosing and developing leaders, this is the point when it is essential to consider the competencies, which the individual possesses as well as compare them with the ones, which need extra development for success within a leadership role or function. By examining his/her current competencies as well as comparing them to the skills required to fill position of leadership, organizations may make informed decision when hiring, developing, as well as promoting leaders (Hotho & Dowling, 2010, p. 5).
Effective competencies may be measured through ensuring leaders have a level of personal or self-awareness as well as developing a capacity to examine personal learned as well as development since they understand that attributes of leadership may be defined, practiced, improved, learned, as well as passed to others.
How Effective Relationships May be Measured as Factors in Future Leadership Development
Effective relationships may be measured via the results teams produce, which contribute to the overall goals of the organization. The measurement should go beyond the usual practice of gathering participants’ feedback by use of evaluation forms, which rates the leadership training quality. Moreover, relationships may be measured by the ability of employees to apply practices of leadership within their workplace, because it is the direct output of the development process of leadership.
How Learning Capabilities May be Measured as Factors in Future Leadership Development
Learning capabilities can be measured in terms of personal learning as well as changes within practice. Moreover, measurement can be based on the evaluation of indicators of an individual improvement, for instance, enhanced professional knowledge (Jean & Sinkovics, 2010, p. 3). Learning capabilities may also be measured by the level to which, an individual or team changes result in farther-reaching goals, including system, organizational, as well as societal changes.
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