The Keys for Success Leadership Core CompetenciesPidgeon, Kristopher DHSc, TCRN, CEN, NREMT-PJournal of Trauma Nursing: November/December 2017 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 338–341 doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000322 LEADERSHIP Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Providing leaders with skills resulting in positive behaviors, specifically increasing quality performance improvement projects and leadership style, ultimately may deliver an increase in professional development. Consisting of the topic leadership, this article consists of core competencies specifically targeted for learning leadership skills. The purpose of this article is to assist the leader with developing leadership skills, which promotes professional development. This article reviews leadership skills and describes in detail the elements of some core competencies that can enable the leader to develop skills, including strategic thinking, organizational skills, time management, decision-making, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and strategies to enhance performance improvement. The article provides the leader with insight and strategies to develop leadership skills, which can be invaluable to any leader, health care worker, or institution. Trauma Services, HCA South Atlantic Division, Charleston, South Carolina. Correspondence: Kristopher Pidgeon, DHSc, TCRN, CEN, NREMT-P, Trauma Services, HCA South Atlantic Division, Charleston, SC 29492 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The author declares no conflict of interest. Copyright © 2017 by the Society of Trauma Nurses.