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Skills Inventory

How to Use This Book and Skills Inventory

Corporate Board Member RoundtableBA to Boardroom is designed to be a reference tool for you as you move through your career and life. It provides invaluable information for those entering the workforce; either as a college student or a person transitioning back in after time away. It is also a great resource for people taking on greater management and leadership roles. This book features an array of personal and professional skills. They are identified through personal stories that illustrate how they were applied in actual situations.

The discussion of skills is expanded at the end of chapters to give you enough detail to begin working on using the skill effectively. You can choose to skip over skills you don’t need at the moment. Chances are as you move through your career, you will find that you need certain skills and the approach used here can change with you as your career changes. There are personal skills, management skills and leadership skills along with insights on career related topics. The idea is for you to have them all in one place rather than searching through multiple books or articles.

Developing these skills will not lead everyone to the boardroom nor is that even an aspiration for many people. If you choose to work on building these skills, you will become more successful in your career regardless of the field you choose or the level you aspire to. As an added benefit, when consistently applied, they will help you in your life outside of work as well.

Index of Skills

Individual Skills

  • Personal Skills
  • Taking Your Skills Inventory
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Negotiating a Salary
  • Background Checks
  • Goals, Roles and Expected Results
  • Managing Up
  • Rapid Learning
  • Communication Skills
  • Moving Laterally
  • Managing by Fact
  • Peer Relations
  • Business Writing Skills
  • Business Plans
  • Personal Plan

Insights

  • Changing Organizations
  • Decisions – Head versus Heart
  • Organization Culture
  • Personality Types
  • Consensus versus Collaboration
  • Role of a Mentor

Insights

  • Changing Organizations
  • Decisions – Head versus Heart
  • Organization Culture
  • Personality Types
  • Consensus versus Collaboration
  • Role of a Mentor

Leadership Skills

  • Self-Regulating
  • Creating High-Performing Teams
  • Situational Leadership
  • Facilitation Skills & Running Effective Meetings
  • Change Management
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Influencing
  • Negotiating

Life Skills

  • Credit
  • Investing
  • Insurance
  • Does Renting Make Sense?
  • Vacation Tips
  • Getting Involved