Who Can Be Leaders?

Greenberg, Herb; Sweeney, Patrick
March 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Mar2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p17
The article discusses the findings of a Caliper study among 300 chief executive officers (CEOs) and company presidents on the most difficult and important aspects of leadership. Results indicated that having the right vision and being surrounded by the right people are considered by respondents as the most critical elements. It also notes qualities accounting for 40% of innate leadership ability as to respondents including the skill in building relationships, adeptness at directing and influencing others and being assertive, bright and persuasive.


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