Thursday, February 2, 2017

The War for Leadership Talent

Often leaders are selected for their technical skills, and ability to get things done.  They also tend to be the ones that express their opinions and make decisions quickly.  The loudest ones in the room or the ones playing golf with the current CEO are often selected for the top roles in companies.

Do these people make the best leaders?  Not necessarily.  Studies show that great leaders are the ones that focus on people, care more about the company and people than themselves and are focused on creating a great culture with excellent values and behaviors that are lived.

So, when you select your next leaders make sure they are liked and respected, and have great people skills.  The difference between an individual contributor and a leader are the ability to influence and work with others.  Look and train for people skills not ego and you will be amazed at the results. 


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