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What is Execution?

Setting goals, monitoring progress, and taking the initiative to improve your work.

Teams prioritize this talent for a role because:

  • Remaining committed to pursuing goals and reaching deadlines increases productivity and the quality of work
  • Seeking out challenges contributes to organizational performance and personal development
  • Developing novel solutions and persevering through challenges helps to overcome obstacles
  • Being thorough and detail-focused ensures that expectations are met

An ideal candidate will need to:

  • Attend to details to ensure accurate and timely completion of projects
  • Solve complex problems despite time pressure
  • Consistently surpass quality standards
  • Develop specific and challenging goals that will push one’s limits
Execution includes the following competencies:
  • Focusing On Quality of Output: Meeting expectations by being thorough, organized, and detail-oriented, and accepting responsibility for mistakes.
  • Monitoring Progress: Monitoring performance and comparing performance to standards to ensure high expectations are met.
  • Setting Challenging Goals: Setting goals that are measurable, time-based, challenging, and both short and long-term focused.
  • Taking Initiative: Proactively and assertively contributing, surpassing expectations, and developing oneself.
  • Following Instructions and Directions: Reading, listening, understanding, and following instructions and directives.
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