The 12 TMDC Leadership Competencies

Since 1990, organizations around the world have used the TEAM MANAGER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (TMDC) to provide their employees with individualized, objective assessments and development counseling in 12 critical leadership competencies.  Participants live the life of a Team Manager in this highly interactive, personalized, simulation-based program as two highly skilled coaches observe their performance and provide feedback.

Operational Competencies

  • Performance Standards
  • Coaching & Training
  • Priority-setting & Organization
  • Problem-solving & Decision-making

Interactive Competencies

  • Facilitation
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Delegation

Personal Competencies

  • Energy & Enthusiasm
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Situational Sensitivity

Since 1991, an increasingly sophisticated research base from Team Manager Development Center participants has been developed to gain a better understanding of first-line managers. As a starting point, we have evaluated the relative strengths and weakness of participants across our 12 competency areas.

The database currently contains results from over 2000 TMDC participants (82% men and 18% women).  Education level varies widely, and age is concentrated in the 30 to 50-year range.


The NEO-PI-R (NEO Personality Inventory Revised) is a personality instrument that measures the Big Five personality traits of Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience.  This instrument is used to provide TMDC participants with supplemental information about their personal behaviors that will help them be successful in their work.

You can take part in one of our 2019 TMDC sessions or learn more about hosting your own company-specific one!