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To be successful, you will require the following skills and abilities:

Self-Awareness and Self-Management

  • Take responsibility for your own performance and health
  • The qualities of reliability, honesty, integrity, resilience and confidence
  • Actively seek opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building and growth and take action to achieve your goals
  • The willingness to work through the personal experience of an unsuccessful outcome and be able to learn from it
  • Keep your emotions under control when provoked, faced with opposition or hostility from others, or when working under stress
  • Communicate intentions, ideas and feelings openly and directly, and welcome openness and honesty even in difficult negotiations

Thinking Skills

  • Systematically organize and compare aspects of a problem and determine “if this is done then that will happen”
  • Identify patterns or connections between situations that are not obviously related and categorized by linear thinking
  • Make the best decisions possible with the information available

Engagement and Awareness of Others

  • Adapt and connect with others to work effectively in a variety of diverse situations with diverse individuals or groups
  • Work collaboratively by valuing the diversity of others and fostering respect and equity in the workplace
  • Encourage team members to cooperate, support each other, share knowledge and expertise
  • Listen well and encourage the open exchange of information and ideas
SOURCE: Competencies ( )
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