Achieve Desired Results

Leverage knowledge and develop, advocate, and implement plans to achieve organizational goals.

Key Behaviors:

  • Optimizes performance within the organization by developing priorities and setting goals to achieve IC and NIH objectives.
  • Sets and communicates clear, well-defined expectations for outcomes and milestones.
  • Establishes means of tracking, measuring and reporting organizational performance and objectives.
  • Delegates responsibility to others based on their ability and potential.
  • Holds self and others accountable for results.
  • Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
  • Takes responsibility for leading, directing, implementing and managing change.
  • Accurately assesses potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives.
  • Promotes the advancement of high quality science.
  • Designs and/or implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.
  • Demonstrates technical expertise.
  • Understands organizational information needs and deploys the necessary tools, resources, and processes to effectively capture and distribute knowledge.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.