Extra Leadership Competencies

Proactive Insights' 360° feedback surveys and reports are based on 10 key leadership competency profiles that reflect the leadership skills, abilities and characteristics that are needed to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. These extra leadership competencies were uncovered from three decades' worth of research. These competencies are timeless, universal and foundational for success. When these extra skills, abilities, and characteristics are integrated and flawlessly executed, an exponential boost to the power of 10 can occur.

Extra Leadership Competencies Summary



Builds a shared vision and influences people to follow. Implements strategic planning with goals and action plans.


Interpersonal Skills

Creates an environment where opinions and ideas are welcome. Expresses facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner and facilitates win-win situations.


Problem Solving

Identifies and analyzes problems and appropriately applies procedures, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise. Develops networks, builds alliances, introduces new skills, knowledge, and drives process improvement.


Leading People

Addresses and prevents workplace conflicts and puts wider organizations goals before his/her own goals. Promotes and leads by example with a work-life balance and has a sincere interest in the well-being of all employees.


Team Building

Motivates, inspires, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and guiding employees. Influences others toward a spirit of service and meaningful contributions to mission accomplishment.



Inspires a servant leadership culture that is engaging and fun. Anticipates and meets the needs of clients and is sensitive to essential factors that influence employee happiness.


Professional Development

Creates a culture of continuous learning and development. Actively seeks feedback on own performance and treats mistakes of others as a learning development opportunity.


Leading Change

Unleashes the special talents, skills and creative potential of others. Encourages new ways of looking at things and suggests innovative and / or technological solutions. Demonstrates creativity and innovation in identifying and solving problems while supporting calculated risk taking.


High Trust

Creates an environment of mutual trust and respect while walking the talk. Encourages diverse or opposing viewpoints and exercises good judgement by making sound and well-informed decisions.


Results Focused

Ensures progress through meaningful tasks and making headway. Meets commitments made to getting things done, and focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes.

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