Thank you for your thoughtful responses to our main topic story on The Definition of a Successful Leader.
Many of you cited some of the important traits and skills of successful leaders as well. I have summarized these skills and traits in the following way:
1. Leads efforts to develop strategies that capitalize on the organization’s unique strengths and capabilities
2. Anticipates short- and longer-term competitive trends that may affect key strategies
3. Identifies gaps that may hinder the organization’s ability to execute strategies (e.g., talent acquisition, commitment issues, new and emerging technology, product short-falls, engineering resources)
4. Positions the company to respond quickly to perceived/defined threats through strategic agility.
I would love to hear what you think and would greatly value your input. Please give me your thoughts on this list and previous conversations on our main topics. Let me know what YOU would add to the list. Just drop me a quick email at [email protected] with your ideas regarding The Definition of a Successful Leader.