In today’s candidate short market, there’s an increasing demand for leadership skills alongside an impressive resume. Now more than ever, leaders are under pressure to transform organizations whilst driving business output. We have substantial experience accurately placing corporate executives and building high performing corporate teams. We know what it takes to lead.
Our senior management team have identified the four common characteristics seen in successful leaders.
Effective leaders need to have a vision of what they want to achieve and what they want their organization to accomplish. But what most directors overlook, as leadership expert Simon Sinek notes, “few organizations know why it is they do what they do”.
Great leaders don’t always come in the form of rousing orators, but, they are able to communicate with their target audience and motivate their followers to action. Leaders are required to communicate their vision to their team to give their organization clear direction.
A recent workplace analysis done by BuiltIn showed 76% of employees believe that a well-defined business strategy helps cultivate a positive work culture.
Delegation not only empowers employees, it also reduces the presence of micromanagement within businesses. A recent study conducted by Trinity Solutions revealed that 71% of employees said micromanagement interfered with their job performance.
Leadership has a direct impact on employee drive. A recent study by Catalyst found that 76% of people with empathetic leaders responded to be highly motivated at work compared to 32% of people with less empathetic management.