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The Directory for Building Competencies Dennis Kravetz

The Directory for Building Competencies

Dennis Kravetz

Published November 30th 2010
ISBN : 9780927764087
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425 pages
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The Directory for Building Competencies enables you to improve competence in the areas of your choice. Each of the 31 chapters is a different competency (e.g., interpersonal relationships, communication, planning). These competencies were picked by aMoreThe Directory for Building Competencies enables you to improve competence in the areas of your choice. Each of the 31 chapters is a different competency (e.g., interpersonal relationships, communication, planning). These competencies were picked by a group of the largest corporations in America. When turning to the chapter of your choice you will find 25-35 action items of one or more paragraphs each that help you build that competency.You pick the action items of your choice and put them into practice and increase competence. These action items are practical and they work--they come from years of coaching people and designing training courses. Managers use the book for coaching their staffs on how to improve performance. This book makes it easy to do performance appraisals because it enables supervisors to share exact actions that employees can take to change behavior and build competence. In adddition, both managers and employees use the book for self-development. While both supervisors and employees need all of the competencies in the first 25 chapters of the book, the last six chapters are more unique to those who supervise others.The actions can be applied to both your work life and your personal life. For example, you can use the actions to improve interpersonal relationships with a spouse or family member or share the actions with them so that they can put them into practice and improve. There are over 700,000 copies of this book in print form. Paper-bound editions of this book ranged from 375 to 425 pages so there is a great deal of depth here. The eBook edition has been revised and updated from the print version.Think of buying this book not only for yourself but for others as well! If it helps you improve competence, it can also help your staff or the people in your personal life improve, but they need a copy of their own to benefit. Many corporations have bought it in bulk for their staffs. See another book of ours called The Competence Builder for action items on still yet other competencies.The competencies covered in this book (each is an entire chapter) are as follows:1. Verbal communication2. Interpersonal Relationships3. Writing4. Listening5. Planning6. Organization7. Setting Priorities and Managing Time8. Project Management9. Work Quality10. Work Quantity11. Work Habits12. Gathering and Analyzing Information13. Problem Solving and Decision Making14. Financial and Numerical Skills15. Creativity and Innovation16. Flexibility and Handling Change17. Career Development and Personal Motivation18. Managing Career and Personal Life19. Stress Management20. Confidence and Self-Image21. Balancing Independence and Dependence22. Selling and Negotiating23. Customer Service24. Developing a Business Focus25. Technical Job Knowledge and Skills26. Leadership27. Coaching and Counseling28. Team Building29. Motivating and Inspiring30. Delegating31. Staff Selection