PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL
Building Value Based
A brief introduction
What are Competencies?
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“I am happy to tell you that I have finished reading the MS office manual”
“I see” “Can you enter this data using excel and pull it a pie chart on a power point?”
“Yes, I could do that. But it may take some more time. I haven’t used the on line help demos
yet. By next week I will be certainly ready to do it”
“Don’t bother Gopal, I just need it now. Here goes John. Hi John, will you help me with the
charts and presentation? I know you do that quickly”
“Look! I am just coming out of the meeting with boss. I am terribly upset. You have Ramesh
in your department right? Why can’t you get that done from him? I am sorry I can not help
“OK John, relax. Ramesh wont be able help me you know. He complains about work load
and if I still insist, he takes the work and that goes to the wheel of procrastination”. Let me
see what I can do. Yes. I would approach Brinda, she may help me.” Our Manager runs to
Brinda, the Secretary to VP-Finance. When approach, Brinda says, “Sir, it would my
pleasure to do that. But I am sorry, I need to complete this minutes of the board meeting.
Please understand. Moreover, it would affect my incentive plan if I don’t pass this on to the
members by the end of the day”
Knowledge of MS office is required to prepare a presentation. But, knowing that is not
enough. One must be able to apply knowledge. Application of knowledge is Skill.
Knowledge and Skill, both are required to produce results. Some times the combination of
knowledge, skill and experience also may fail to deliver good results because of absence of
another component ‘Will’, the willing attitude to do something