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USTA Board Competencies

USTA Board Competencies

1. Strategic Skills:  Possesses business acumen; has the ability to solve problems creatively and make good decisions; is strategically agile

2. Operating Skills:  Is able to identify and set priorities

3. Courage:  Is able to manage conflict

4. Energy and Drive:  Is oriented toward results

5. Organizational Positioning Skills:  Possesses a combination of political savvy and humility

6. Personal and Interpersonal Skills:  Possesses interpersonal savvy; develops strong peer relationships; can manage diversity and inclusion

7. Ethics/Integrity:  Possesses the highest ethical standards and professionalism; elicits the respect and trust of others

8. Knowledge: Understands the USTA infrastructure and delivery system

9. Passion:  Is excited about tennis and is committed to the USTA organization and mission

10. Teamwork/Cooperation: Participates willingly; does his/her share of work; publicly supports decisions regardless of personal opinion

11. Communication:  Has strong oral and written communication skills; communicates effectively using technology and social media outlets

12. Solicits Input:  Values the input and expertise of other Board members; encourages all Board members to contribute ideas and opinions when decisions need to be made

13. Visionary:  Possesses the ability to guide the USTA in the right direction and foresees critical future issues

14. Demonstrates Leadership:  Is respected by others; motivates others to act towards achieving a common goal; possesses the combination of personality and skills that makes others want to follow his or her direction; willing to take a stand and tackle difficult issues.

15. Reliability:  Attends meetings regularly and is punctual; completes assignments in a timely manner; grasps facts; demonstrates flexibility

16. Preparedness: Demonstrates knowledge of the agenda and readiness to discuss the issues before the board




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