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Core Competencies

Self Knowledge
"Leaders know themselves; they know their strengths and nurture them." - Warren Bennis

A model leader ...
• is aware of his or her own strengths and limitations and who has the wisdom to seek feedback for personal growth
• is knowledgeable of personal values, goals, interests and motivations and has the fortitude to uphold those beliefs
• is disciplined to maintain control over one’s self.

"...leaders of the highest type do not conceive their task merely as that of fulfilling purpose, but as also that of finding ever larger purposes to fulfill, more fundamental values to be reached." - Mary Parker Follett

A model leader...
• understands the dynamics of the environment in which the organization operates, including the culture, history and politics of the region
• applies that knowledge to guide the development of the core values and mission of the organization
• is an advocate for the issues and concerns of the Ohio Appalachian region.

Human Resource Management
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A model leader...
• is a role model for and instills confidence in his or her colleagues
• develops a supportive environment to motivate and empower others
• enacts changes required to enhance effectiveness and promote the development of both the individual and the group
• fosters collaboration and cooperation within the organization.

Effective Communication
"Effective leaders can communicate ideas through several organizational layers, across great distances, even through the jamming signals of special interest groups." - Warren Bennis

A model leader...
• has full command of and utilizes all forms of communication
• employs these skills to provide meaning to and articulate the vision of the organization
• listens intently and objectively
• speaks effectively to inform and persuade.

Effective Management
"Good management consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people." - John D. Rockefeller

A model leader...
• is a problem solver
• is adept at the daily management of the organization including, being fiscally accountable and ethical, conducting effective meetings, directing and evaluating programs, and operating under the direction of a board
• collaborates with other organizations to accomplish the vision of the organization.