Linking Skills Profile 360
What are Linking Skills?
Linking skills are a set of 13 skills essential for effective team leadership and management. Performed well, linking skills connect people with tasks in order to create high performance – teams become focused, productive, motivated, and agile. When there are gaps, teams can become misaligned, demotivated, and lack commitment; affecting both performance and productivity.
What is the Linking Skills Profile?
The Linking Skills Profile by TMS – also known as the Linking Leader Profile – is a highly-researched multi-rater/360 that reports on 13 skills essential for effective functional leadership and management; at all levels. The result is an easy to understand Linking Skills Report that details what you currently do and what you should be doing, together with suggestions for development.
If you have leaders who would benefit from the Leadership Skills Profile 360 you can chat with one of our team on 0800 043 5730. Alternatively, drop us a line and we will be in touch.
Download a sample report here
Are you an individual wanting to complete the Linking Skills Profile and receive remote feedback? Use our 1-2-1 administration and debriefing service. After checkout, we will be in touch, by email, within one business day. Please note that this is not an automated service.
Linking Skills 360 with remote debrief
£399 ex VAT
What does the Linking Skills Profile Report?
People Linking Skills
Around the outside of the model are 6 people linking skills essential for high energy team working. These skills need to be demonstrated effectively by the team leader and fostered in every team member.
Active Listening – listening before deciding
Communication – Keeping team members up-to-date on a regular basis
Team Relationships – Encouraging respect, understanding, and trust among team members
Problem Solving & Counselling – Being available and responsive to team member’s problems
Participative Decision Making – Involving team members in the problem solving of key issues
Interface Management – Coordinating & representing team members
Task Linking Skills
Inside the People Linking Skills are the five Task Linking Skills. These are essential to the key tasks of the leader and the more senior team members.
Objectives Setting – Setting achievable targets with the team but always pressing them for improved performance
Quality Standards – Setting an example and agreeing on high-quality standards of work
Work Allocation – Allocating work to people based on their capabilities and preferences
Team Development – Developing balance in their team
Delegation – Delegating work when it is not essential to do it themselves
Leadership Linking Skills
At the very core of the Linking Leader Model are the two Leadership Linking Skills of Motivation and Strategy. Unless the leader has these skills and makes them part of their daily behaviour then the team is unlikely to reach its full potential.
Motivation – Inspiring others to give their best
Strategy – Devising effective action plans to achieve goals