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Core Competency

XLI Steward

  • Driven by XLI’s purpose
  • Models core values: We not me. Be true. Go beyond.
  • Practices Servant Leadership by empowering others, modeling humility
  • Leads with heart
Core Competency

Courageous Leader

  • Holds and works through differences with care and respect
  • Functions effectively through uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Willing to share perspectives honestly, have hard conversations and make hard decisions
  • Holds self and others accountable for behaviors and results
Core Competency

Bridge Builder

  • Collaborates across markets, departments, trade entities, geographies and with external parties
  • Builds relationships; assumes positive intent, actively fosters trust in support of teamwork and partnership
  • Uses compelling reasoning to influence and gain the commitment of others
  • Listens deeply and communicates effectively for different audiences
Core Competency

People Builder

  • Develops and sparks the potential in people through teaching, mentoring and coaching
  • Cultivates a culture of inclusion and belonging, invites diverse perspectives and differences
  • Exhibits empathy, active listening, and concern for the well-being of others
  • Able to identify, attract, and hire top talent
Core Competency

Continuous Learner

  • Maintains curiosity, seeking knowledge and growth from inside and outside XLI
  • Willing and able to receive, apply and give constructive feedback
  • Sees mistakes and failure as a learning opportunity for self and others
  • Open to change and growth, even when it may be uncomfortable
Core Competency

Business Acumen

  • Analyzes risks and opportunities with a view to long-term business results
  • Broadly defines “customer” to include internal and external parties and offers customer-centric solutions
  • Understands the business and industry, and how different functions work together
  • Makes sound, timely decisions with a focus on what is best for the overall company
Core Competency

Strategic Edge

  • Demonstrates both passion and perseverance, fosters innovation and encourages the same in others
  • Steadfastly drives themselves and others toward desired results
  • Executes and follows through, creatively overcoming obstacles and roadblocks
  • Adheres to processes and systems, and drives their continuous improvement

Our People

Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

XL strives for a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. The breadth of our talent pool adds layers of richness to our company culture, including the unique ways of innovating and problem solving that each individual brings to our projects.

People Philosophy

The 7 Core Competencies

Our leadership framework offers seven core competencies, to create a common language and consistent messaging around professional development, while also providing a roadmap for individual growth.

Executive Leadership

Our leaders pride themselves on more than their executive expertise: they also prioritize the development of people. They believe that anyone can be a leader and understand that individuals from our team will become the leaders of tomorrow. That mindset informs our decision-making and internal operations.

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