Grasps the essence of new information. Masters new technical and business knowledge.
Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues self-development.
Seeks feedback from others and opportunities to master new knowledge.
Ideas for Developing this Competency:
- Subscribe to a publication that covers an area of which you have not had previous exposure or experience.
- Take on a special assignment that will challenge you.
- Arrange a detail in another part of the organization or another agency or non-profit
organization to gain experience.
- Try a new skill in a volunteer organization.
- Serve as a mentor, advisor, or trainer for new employees.
- Teach someone or a group something you just learned or in which you have expertise.
- Spend time with experts, model others who are competent at a skill you are interested in
- Read books, articles and manuals.
- Conduct research; seek information from others.
- Try to learn something new every day.
Find time to reflect on what you have learned.
- Keep a journal of what you learn every day.
- Conduct interviews with
professionals in unfamiliar disciplines to gain knowledge.
- Go out lunch with someone different.
- Complete the Leadership Needs
- Ask others how they would like
- Get regular feedback from a variety of people on a regular basis to learn how you are
doing in a particular skill area, track your progress.