The Qualities of a Good Leader

Posted by: Nigel Girling Post Date: 27th November 2014

Great leaders need a myriad of skills, but do you ever wonder which are the most important? Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, of leadership development agency Zenger Folkman, questioned 332,860 professionals on the topic, publishing their findings in the Harvard Business Review.

They asked leaders at all levels which skills, out of a list of 16, were most important in their role, and found a surprising level of consistency across different stages of seniority within organisations.

We’ve put together a colourful pie chart to show exactly how the thousands of leaders involved in the research rated the qualities of a good leader.

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