Skill BuilderConnecting Your Talent and Leadership Development Strategies
How is self-awareness intertwined with effective leadership?
Acknowledging one’s strengths and weaknesses greatly impacts leadership style and how to influence a team. The first step in being an effective leader is to learn and understand yourself.
Skill Builder offers a comprehensive self-assessment of 15 core competencies that have been researched in part with Babson College. These core competencies center on the “human factor” or “soft skills” (which we call Core Skills) that differentiate high-performing technology organizations from organizations lower on the Maturity Curve.
You’ll begin The HR Leadership Experience by taking the Skill Builder self-assessment. This will help you identify key strengths and opportunities, which will be provided to you in a skill-gap report.
From this report, you can clearly see which skills need to be developed and set your development plan accordingly. This report enables you have discussions with your manager on internal mobility, professional development opportunities, and how you can advance your career.
With more than 5,000 microlearning resources at your fingertips within the Skill Builder platform, you’ll be able to build your career journey, close skill gaps, and develop new skills and interests.
How Growing Leaders Thrive
We’ve all faced challenges, overcome obstacles, or wanted to evolve into a new role. Growing leaders thrive when they gain real-world knowledge from experienced leaders or learn from someone in their desired career path.
1:1 Mentoring is another integral component of The HR Leadership Experience that allows you to receive candid feedback on you development and learn first-hand from the leaders who’ve helped shape the industry.
We encourage you to share your self-assessment with your mentor and ask for their specific feedback on goal-setting and the critical skills you should strengthen. Use their advice to develop and thrive in your current role while working toward your next career opportunity.
Together, Skill Builder and The HR Leadership Experience will help you be intentional with your learning and career journey while strengthening your organization’s overall talent pipeline—developing successful leaders for today and well into the future.