Six Things Employers Look For From Aspiring Leaders

So if you are reading this, I am guessing that you are an aspiring leader. For professional people who want to move into a leadership role, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that technical skills are most important. The reality is they are taken for granted. So what six things do employers look for from aspiring leaders?

  1. Good team players.
  2. Innovation and an ability to create and make change happen.
  3. Good effective decision making skills.
  4. Strong influencing skills and the ability to take people with them.
  5. A track record of achievements.
  6. Potential to progress in the future rather than the finished article.

So what else would you add to the list?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Management Coaching says 9 August 2010

I would add: an interest in people and development, and a will to be a leader. Rather than say a desire to be an expert in a field. Also emotional intelligence is essential!

Natasha

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