Managerial Competencies Required to Achieve Sustainable Development Projects: A Proposed Model for Managers

Afaf Hassan


This study deals with the managerial competencies of current managers that are required to achieve sustainable development projects. A comparative literature review is conducted to summarize the critical managerial competencies in general. Then, this is narrowed down to find the managerial competencies that lead to the proper accomplishment of sustainable development projects. Considering these views, the purpose of this exploration is to discover the significance of managerial competencies on the achievement of sustainable development projects. The findings indicate that communication, leadership, development orientation, achievement orientation, motivation, teamwork, innovation, and decision making are the most critical managerial competencies that can enhance the performance of managers towards achieving sustainable development projects. Thus, this article demonstrates a model inclusively for managers to link the found managerial competencies with the realization of sustainable development projects. The model is focused mainly on the specific managerial competencies that will encourage managers to perform outstanding results in recent as well as future sustainable development projects.

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