Competencies for Strategic Leaders

Read about all these competencies in Core Competencies for Strategic Leaders (PDF, 403KB).

All strategic leaders in the BC Public Service are expected to demonstrate both core and role-specific competencies.

Core Competencies

  • Building strategic alliances
  • Vision and goal setting
  • Creating and managing change
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Promoting empowerment
  • Executive presence

These competencies are common to strategic leadership positions and critical in most roles. They have been identified as key to strategic leaders through a series of consultations:

  • A survey of strategic leaders
  • A focus group of selected strategic leaders
  • Input from an ADM advisory council

Role-specific Competencies

There are also five competencies that apply to specific job profiles for strategic leaders:

  • Service delivery - motivating for peak performance
  • Project management - building team orientation, design strategy and structure
  • Governance - design strategy and structure
  • Negotiations - negotiating/conflict management
  • Stakeholder relations - communicating effectively

These role-specific competencies are also defined in Core Competencies for Strategic Leaders (PDF, 403KB). A job profile may also include other competencies in addition to the core and role-specific competencies. For example, Aboriginal relations behavioural competencies may be key in some positions and financial competencies more important in others.

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