Organizational leadership core competencies are the skills, qualities, and behaviors that make them dynamic and successful leaders. There are many elements to leading, and so there are many traits that leaders must embody. A large part of my organizational leadership journey has been learning how to recognize areas for improvement and identify my leadership competencies. I have come to realize that every leader has strengths and weaknesses, and it is only through self-reflection and analysis that we develop a plan to better ourselves and grow as leaders.
I intend to identify and outline the eight core competencies of organizational leadership that have had the most impact on my personal and professional development over the past two years. Self-reflection has shown me that project management, diversity & inclusion, empathy, team dynamics & collaboration, organizational understanding, responsibility, relationship building, and ethics are the competencies that best represent areas of personal and professional growth for me. I have come to recognize that collaboration and communication are significant aspects of my leadership style. I believe strongly indeveloping cohesive teams that display diversity in their members’ strengths and backgrounds. I also value unshakeable ethics and taking responsibility for both failures and successes. And most importantly, I know that successful leadership begins with building relationships and trust.