Leiden University Career Zone
Managing for results
Directing and steering a (project) group in order to achieve the desired objectives and results.
- States the expected performance or results in clear, specific arrangements that include a time frame
- Ensures that within a team or working group tasks are allocated clearly in order to achieve results.
- Offers guidance and direction when people express doubt about the chosen approach.
- Monitors the progress made in achieving results and compares these to the original objectives.
- When performances disappoint, addresses the person(s) in question.
- Expresses his or her appreciation to team members who achieve the agreed goals and results.
Creating synergy in a group, encouraging mutual commitment and motivating them to form effective alliances, while taking account of the diversity within the team.
- Invites group members to make their own contribution.
- Inspires the team.
- Ensures there is collaboration and cohesion.
- Ensures and maintains an open style of communication among others by setting a good example here.
- Knows how to encourage people to find solutions if others are getting in the way.
- Organises the decision-making process in such a way that everybody can make their own contribution, thus ensuring the decision is well-supported.
Assisting and encouraging others so that they make the best possible use of their personal and professional qualities and develop their talents further in ways that benefit their careers.
- Supports less experienced group members with their work.
- Provides accurate feedback on a member’s performance, positive or negative.
- Encourages group members to come up with solutions and action.
- Encourages group members to actively work on their career opportunities.
- Helps staff or group members to develop their potential talents.
- Gives group members instructive and challenging tasks.