Leverage Competencies: What You Need To Lead

Ferling, Rhona L.
November 2000
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p45
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study from the Financial Executives Research Foundation, "Leverage Competencies: Leadership Success for Financial Executives." Leverage competencies are the core leadership qualities that include strategic thinking, innovation, and the ability to manage risk. Researchers Frederick Militello, chief executive officer at Finquest partners and adjunct professor at New York University, and Hudson Valley Associates psychologist Michael Schwalberg comment on the gap between the two skill sets of basic and leverage competencies. The financial executive's role of consigliere, or strategic partner, requires the "soft skills" of strategic vision, entrepreneurial drive, empathy, flexibility, and social skills that enhance the ability to communicate and motivate. INSETS: A Blueprint for Leadership;LEADERS OF THE PACK.


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