Loreen Sherman Reviews the PAM Assessment in Business Skills for Today to Help Leaders Impact their Organization
Leaders search for ways to have more impact in their organizations. As a leader teaching managerial decision making skills in her business seminars, Loreen Sherman noted that the Personal Assessment of Management Skills (PAMS) was an assessment for organizational behavior. The assessment works on a rating scale that divides major areas for a leader to evaluate his/her competency. Corporate business skills for leadership are important to build.
The PAMS Assessment that David A. Whitten and Kim S. Cameron developed includes:
- Levels of self-knowledge
- Stress factors
- Problem-solving Approach
- Generate easy, difficult or complex alternatives
- Foster creative or innovative solutions
- Response to negative feedback
- Definitive power and influence control factors
- Motivation performance
- Corrective actions
- Dissatisfaction and complaint resolution
- Mediation to reduce conflict
- Empowerment of others
- Opportunity openings
- Delegate responsibility
- Meaningful role responsibility as team leads
- Interactive and collaborative team member
- Strive for excellence
- Change leader
As a leading authority on organizational leadership development, Loreen Sherman, a business expert, recognizes that the use of questions in tools for assessment is critical. Questions help leaders explore who they are and what they do. Visit Loreen at http://www.loreensherman.com to learn more.
This question poses reflection on two different aspects of leadership:
(1) Hard Skills.
(2) Soft Skills.
Hard skills are considered the technical, how-to-do’s. Every business has a set of specific skills that enable the business to grow because of the performance of particular how-to’s.
Soft skills are the interactive, communication and people skills that allow the business to connect with, interact and network with others. Read the rest of this entry »
Executive Leadership and Words
Two men are executives in the same office. One has been the team lead for a very high profile project. He has been subjected to a large amount of stress because his team member does not pull an equal weight but tends to get equal credit. The long office hours add to the stress of the situation but when the VP of Business Development addressed the team and gave special accreditation to the slacker, the team lead was pushed to his limit. In the parking lot the two met and the razor edge tongue took its course:
Executive Team Lead: “You know that the VP of Business Development was really stretching the play when he congratulated you on your efforts, he should have said lack of efforts… Read the rest of this entry »