October, 2018

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Topic Spotlight: Team Competencies

Team Competencies are the integrated knowledge, skills, judgment, and attributes that people need to perform a job effectively. By having a defined set of competencies for each role in your business, it shows workers the kind of behaviors the organization values, and which it requires to help achieve its objectives. Below is a sampling of resources available in the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) to assist you; take a moment and check them out today.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Establishing Team Goals and Responsibilities, and Using Feedback Effectively Everyone on a team has particular strengths. To get a team to perform at its best, these strengths have to be recognized, reflected in the roles and responsibilities assigned to team members, and directed toward achieving suitable goals. atm_02_a04_bs_enus 30 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Competency Traps "What got you here won't get you there." Indeed, what got you here won't even keep you here. We keep doing whatever made us successful while the world keeps changing. This is a competency trap. We need to work on things that don't come naturally. 82310 2 min
Identifying Strengths in Yourself and Others What activities drew you as a child, as a young adult, and last year? What patterns do you see? Ask your team what they see when you are at your best. See the strengths of team members and work to deepen them. Ask what's right before asking what's wrong. 69326 4 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Creativity & Problem Solving
Audio Book
The crucial element separating an exceptional career from a lackluster one is the ability to devise innovative solutions to work challenges. With research showing the direct relationship between ideas and profitability, creative thinking skills are vital to professional advancement. 115234 129 min
The Government Manager's Guide to Leading Teams, Volume 8 Building and leading teams that ensure project success may not be easy, but the techniques involved are straightforward and workable. Lisa DiTullio demonstrates that enhancing team dynamics to improve performance in the federal environment does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. 73690 270 pages

Desktop Skills Spotlight
Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Microsoft Word 2010: Creating Charts Charts in Microsoft Word 2010 are useful for showing table data in a visual format, such as a graph. In this video, Steve English uses the Chart feature to create a bar chart from a table of data and edit the appearance of the bar chart using different layouts. 47805 5 min
Microsoft Excel 2010: Elements of an Excel Chart Charts are visual representations of data. In Microsoft Excel 2010, you can easily create various types of charts from an existing data source. In this video, Adam Wilcox demonstrates how to create and modify an Excel chart. 47997 5 min

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