(1) Leads Others: Leaders motivate, inspire, and influence others to take the initiative, work toward a common purpose, accomplish tasks, and achieve organizational objectives.
(2) Extends Influence: Leaders extend their influence beyond direct lines of authority and chains of command.
(3) Sets Example: Leaders are role models for others. They provide tangible evidence of desired behaviors, and reinforce verbal guidance by demonstrating commitment and action.
(4) Communicates: Leaders express ideas and actively listen to others. Effective leaders practice communication techniques to build working relationships and translate goals into actions. Communication is essential to all other leadership competencies.
(5) Shapes Environment: Leaders are responsible for establishing and maintaining positive expectations and attitudes that promote team morale and effective work behaviors.
(6) Preparedness: Leaders are prepared to execute their leadership responsibilities fully. They are aware of their limitations and strengths, and develop and improve their knowledge and skills.
(7) Develops Others: Leaders encourage and support the growth of individuals and teams to prepare others to assume positions within the organization and to promote a more versatile and productive organization.
(8) Achieves Results: Leaders provide guidance and manage resources to ensure consistent and ethical task accomplishment.