Leadership Assessment – Core Leadership Competencies for Fostering Healthy, High Performance Work Culture

A leader plays a critical role in fostering employee mental wellness, safety, and high performance. As such, it is paramount that leaders possess the core competencies (sets of demonstrable knowledge, skills, and abilities – KSAs) to do so effectively.

Insight offers a comprehensive multi-tool leadership assessment that focus on the essential KSAs that leaders need to foster a healthy, inclusive, high performance work culture. These include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management, including Behaviour Regulation, Self-care, Setting Healthy Boundaries, Stress Tolerance and Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management/Building, including Conflict Resolution, Teamwork
  • Consultative and Supportive Leadership Approaches
  • Accountability for Self and Team
  • Honesty, Integrity, and Trustworthiness
  • Objectivity and Fairness
  • Empathy and Respect
  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Critical and Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Effective Communication, including Supportive Listening, Constructive Feedback Provision
  • Flexibility
  • Empowerment
  • Effective Change Management
  • Intercultural and Diversity Management

Being aware of one’s leadership strengths as well as areas for development is the first step towards enhancing one’s behavioural, functional, and/or professional competencies in the areas. Proper leadership assessment would especially benefit:

  • New and emerging leaders who want to better understand their areas of strength as well as their areas for development.
  • Leaders who may require the development of new KSAs to better manage new responsibilities and/or increased complexity in their role.
  • Leaders who simply want to build on their existing KSAs or demonstrable competencies as part of their commitment to continuous professional development.

Insight’s team, comprised of proven organizational leaders, seasoned management development specialists, and mental health specialists also offer tailored leadership training, coaching, and support to help leaders advance their KSAs, competencies, and personal effectiveness.