Texas A&M University

Mays Business School Core Competencies

 

Texas A&M University's Mays Business School has 7 core competencies to build a leader of character who contributes significantly in the corporate sector.  To hear some of my experiences in the Mays Business School core competencies, please select the Reflections link. 

Communication

Definition:  The act of organizing information into a manner understandable to an audience.

Criteria:

  • Know the audience

  • Listening

  • Being concise

  • Writing well

  • Comfortable at speaking

Reflection

Artifact

Creating New Opportunities

Definition: Determining there is a better way to achieve a goal. 

Criteria:

  • Necessitates improvement in a process

  • Risk-taker

  • Thick skin

  • Understand the environmental factors

  • Willingness to act/work alone

Reflection

Artifact

Acting Ethically

Definition: understanding the rules of engagement and carrying out the mission without intent of personal gain. 

Criteria:

  • Identify what is good and evil

  • Accountable for own actions

  • Sincerity

  • Work towards the greater good

Reflection

Artifact

Problem Solving

Definition: a person or organization taking an ambiguous situation and finding the solution to the problem.

Criteria:

  • Curiosity

  • Know the objective

  • Situational Awareness

  • Planning

Reflection

Artifact

Leadership

Definition: Setting a planned course of action to influence a group of people to reach a mutually agreed upon objective. 

Criteria:

  • Self-Belief

  • Selflessness

  • Character

  • Conviction

  • Honor

Reflection

Artifact

Management

Definition: Allocate limited resources for the optimal outcome of the organization or situation at hand. 

Criteria:

  • Results-based process to achieve objectives

  • Plans and Planning

  • Know the role of your employees and thier mission

  • Understand the capacity and scale of your assets

Reflection

Artifact

Working With Others

Definition: Cooperating in a manner within a group creating solidarity and focus on the mission at hand. 

Criteria:

  • Acknowledging differences in opinion and strategy

  • Holding achieving the mission as the priority

  • Open and objective discussions

  • Build trust with one another

Reflection

Artifact

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