Leadership Competencies

January 5, 2015


The following competencies, which are not listed in order of priority, are considered most important when assessing an individual's potential to assume a leadership position at the Bank.

Attitude

  • Enjoys work
  • Positive thinker
  • Desire to learn
  • Imposes high standards on self and others
  • Confident

Interpersonal skills 

  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Fair
  • Works well with broad range of individuals
  • Candid and open
  • Behavior models the Bank’s vision and values

Capacity to understand and explain

  • Able to make the complex simple
  • Rational
  • Analytical
  • Able to identify and clarify issues
  • Exercises good judgment

Ability to get results 

  • Works hard, effectively, and efficiently
  • Reliable
  • Maintains focus and perspective
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Delegates effectively
  • Demonstrates long-range planning and organizational skills

Ability to communicate and motivate 

  • Builds teamwork
  • Able to energize (mobilize) others
  • Enhances self-esteem of others
  • Good listener
  • Creates sense of passion/pride
  • Develops staff

Vision and strategic focus 

  • Conceptualizes and articulates a vision for the future that demonstrates a broad, organizational perspective
  • Influences the development of higher level organizational goals and strategies
  • Identifies effective strategies to achieve the vision
  • Demonstrates decision-making consistent with the Bank’s vision
  • Encourages and applies creativity and innovation in overcoming barriers to achieving the vision
  • Takes appropriate risks