The 33 competencies are derived from a database of tens of thousands of people. Through this lens one can see how the competencies are demonstrated at work. They also help in identifying strengths as well as areas in need of improvement.
The 33 competencies, based on the competency model of highly effective global leaders, were developed and later updated in Japan by Dr. George O. Klemp, Jr of Cambria Consulting, Inc.
The 33 competencies are divided into four sets of attributes. As one goes down the list, the attribute becomes less concrete and more abstract.
Intellectual Attributes: Characteristics of patterns of thinking, or thinking processes. They explain, for example, the order in which one processes information, approach one takes when forming an idea, etc.
Interpersonal Attributes: Characteristics of relationships with people, groups, organization, or society. They explain thinking and behavior with regards to relationships with others, for example: ways of relating to others, gains from relationships, influencing others, adaptability to situations, etc.
Intra-Personal Attributes: Characteristics that are triggered or strongly influenced by one's own self-perception. They explain different thinking and behavioral patterns that occur as a result of how one understands and views oneself.
Motivational Attributes Characteristics of one's sources of energy. They explain, for example, why one puts a lot of his/her energy into certain things, and what his/her motivations are.