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Global OD Competency Framework

Credible Strategist

The Credible Strategist competency area includes three specialties:

  • Credible Influencer
  • Collaborative Communicator
  • Cross Cultural Navigator

Learn more about each specialty and access self-development resources below.

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Credible Influencer

Develop this competency

  • Empathetically relates to clients, understands their needs, and has the knowledge to translate the business reality into terms that can be agreed and committed to by the client
  • Has astute awareness of and effectively works with internal and external formal authority (political and stakeholder systems), accountabilities, and power to lead, manage and influence
  • Demonstrates assertiveness, courage, and resilience when speaking one's mind on critical and contentious issues
  • Structures dialogue (e.g. the setting, diversity of persons present, sequence of events) to create a desired impact and to maximize the chances of a favorable outcome
  • Plans and delivers presentations that are impactful and persuasive with their intended audiences

Collaborative Communicator

Develop this competency

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and tailors communications in ways that meet the needs and motivations of client groups at all levels
  • Listens actively and attentively to ideas and concerns to realize win-win solutions
  • Seeks and offers clear, open, and honest feedback
  • Designs and delivers effective communication strategies by utilizing the full range of communication vehicles and channels
  • Leverages technology and social media to connect people and ideas, especially in a virtual environment

Cross Cultural Navigator

Develop this competency

  • Applies a global perspective to recognize and address issues that are beyond a national perspective
  • Understands and takes into account the global, local, historical, political, cultural and social contexts and underlying issues of diversity to effectively intervene in the organization/system
  • Able to effectively work with and within diverse cultures
  • Effectively navigates the complexity of global and multi-national structures and intervenes appropriately
  • Well informed and up to date about global trends that affect organizations

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