Today's organizations are faced with many challenges: increased complexity of work, a need for more resources paired with the reality of cost cutting, lack of training for new leaders, and tired and stressed workers. To manage these challenges and more, organizations need leaders who focus on developing their people to move toward specific goals. To be an effective leader, individuals need to develop 10 competencies in the areas of kwing oneself, working with other people, and integrating it all. This Infoline enables leaders to assess their own leadership skills and identifies ways to build skills and kwledge in the 10 leadership competencies: self-awareness, resiliency, interpersonal skills, communication skills, employee development, vision creation and actualization, customer orientation, strategic business acumen, project leadership, change manageme
Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of the ATD Press books Project Management for Trainers, Leadership Training, and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management, among other titles. In addition to her many books, she contributes frequently to Computer World, Cutter Executive Reports, and Network World, among others, and publishes Learning Flash, an electronic newsletter. Lou speaks at several national and international conferences, such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a master's degree in instructional technology from Indiana University.