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Key leadership competencies

In 2005, the Government announced a key leadership competencies profile that outlines the leadership skills, abilities and characteristics and behaviors that are needed by managers at all levels to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

In 2008, the Employee level of the Key Leadership Competencies profile was developed to identify effective leadership behaviors for employees without any supervisory or managerial responsibilities. The profile supports employee learning and development by listing competencies that help focus discussions on performance, learning needs and career plans.

The profile

The profile contains

  • a model comprised of four competencies and accompanying definitions (common to all management levels)
  • specific effective behaviours for each competency for each of the levels in the profile (DM, ADM, DG, Director, Manager, Supervisor and Employee)
  • generic ineffective behaviours for each competency for all levels in the continuum