Gwen, Inc. helps leaders increase personal and organizational effectiveness by focusing leaders on developing the 4 Cs: confidence, competence, courage and calm. These are the four core competencies of Gwen Inc., and the company utilizes an array of programs and services to help leaders incorporate these competencies into their ongoing professional and personal growth and development.
Confidence is an anchoring leadership competency that serves as a “springboard” for the development of the other Cs. Developing personal confidence is primary for career success and leads to other types of confidence that contribute to business success. When leaders develop strong strategic plans they increase organizational confidence by providing specific focus and strategies for achieving business goals. Gaining and sustaining the confidence of internal and external stakeholders adds value to leadership efforts. The continual assessment of employee confidence in leaders helps build organizational culture. These additional forms of confidence position leaders to conduct good business on behalf of organizations and companies.
Competence includes skills leaders develop to perform in the workplace. Today’s business environment demands competence in new skill areas, which directly connects to building operational capacity in all industries. Nonprofit leaders are particularly challenged because current trends mandate they function more like private sector counterparts. Many leaders recognize current skills are not sufficient to ensure the long-term viability of the organization. Our competence building work takes on an organization development approach, emphasizing skills such as data driven decision making, strategic critical thinking, sustaining market share, dealing with competition, sophisticated fiscal analysis and strategic staffing and hiring. Competence in these areas is a determinant of individual leadership success and the overall success of an organization or company.