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Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Aligning Performance for Success
Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.

Building a Successful Team
Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.

Building Strategic Working Relationships
Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Building Trust
Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.

Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

Continuous Learning
Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Customer Focus
Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.

Decision Making
Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent

Delegating Responsibility
Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization's and individuals' effectiveness.

Facilitating Change
Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

Gaining Commitment
Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.

Information Monitoring
Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.

Initiating Action
Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.

Leading Through Vision and Values
Keeping the organization's vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

Managing Conflict
Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Meeting Leadership
Ensuring that a meeting serves its business objectives while using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods and considering the needs and potential contributions of others.

Planning and Organizing
Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Risk Taking
Initiating action that tries to achieve a recognized benefit or advantage when potential negative consequences are understood.

Strategic Decision Making
Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

Stress Tolerance
Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

Technical / Professional Knowledge
Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

Work Standards
Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

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