Leadership skills matrix template

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With our free leadership skills matrix template, you will receive a clear overview of the skills that are present in your organization, as well as those that are missing. Using this information, you can develop and implement a plan to ensure that your employees’ skills are up to date, comprehensive, compliant, and ready for the future.

  • Certified Manager (CM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB)
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
  • Certified Leadership Coach (CLC)
  • Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)
  • Certified Professional in Organizational Development (CPOD)
  • Certified Professional in Leadership (CPL)
  • Certified Professional in Management (CPM)
  • Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP)
  • Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC)
  • Certified Professional in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA)
  • Certified Professional in Innovation Management (CPIM)
  • Certified Professional in Design Thinking (CPDT)
  • Certified Professional in Agile Leadership (CPAL)
  • Certified Professional in Lean Six Sigma (CPLSS)
  • Certified Professional in High Performance Leadership (CPHPL)
  • Certified Professional in Performance Management (CPPM)

Related skills

Communication: Leaders need to be able to communicate effectively and persuasively with different stakeholders. Certifications such as the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program and the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers validate communication skills.

Strategic thinking: Leaders need to be able to think strategically and make decisions that align with organizational goals. Certifications such as the HEC Paris Executive Certificate in Strategy and Management and the MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation validate strategic thinking skills.

Team management: Leaders need to be able to manage and lead teams effectively. Certifications such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) validate team management skills.

Emotional intelligence: Leaders need to be able to understand and manage their own emotions as well as those of others. Certifications such as the Emotional Intelligence Certification from Case Western Reserve University and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence validate emotional intelligence skills.

Change management: Leaders need to be able to lead and manage change effectively. Certifications such as the Prosci Change Management Certification and the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Certification from the APMG International validate change management skills.


Skills management software can help leaders develop and track the skills of their teams, identify areas for improvement, and plan development opportunities to enhance employee engagement and retention.

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