Do you have what it takes to lead?
Business people across the world reported which key traits make a successful business leader and reveal that honesty and the ability to communicate with others are the musthaves in a successful leader’s arsenal.
Almost 40,000 business people rated a number of qualities and traits to help sketch out the portrait of a good leader and reveal that as well as a strong moral fibre business leaders need be naturally confident and able to motivate people.
But it is not enough to have the gift of the gab, and successful bosses also need to show commitment and not shy away from hard graft. Interestingly, ambition, financial competence and technical product knowledge were much less desirable.
Top 5 leadership skills globally
“Being a good leader is something that most workers aspire to, whether they are dealing with a small team and making their way up the ladder one rung at a time, or whether they are visionary entrepreneurs hoping to make it big,” said Katerina Manou, General Manager of Regus for Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions.
“Global business people report that successful leaders have a number of strings to their bow and are very well rounded. Not only are good leaders able to communicate well with employees and the outside world so they can share their vision, but they are also able to rally groups of people and motivate them. But being an impassioned speaker is clearly not enough, as business people expect real substance behind the mask and report that honesty and commitment are also key traits to success. A good dose of confidence also does no harm and presumably helps leaders deal with both the ups and downs of businesses.”
In Cyprus, Regus operates in Nicosia (Jacovides Tower 1st, 5th Floors, 81-83 Grivas Digenis Ave), Limassol (Victory House, 205, Archbishop Makarios Avenue) and soon in Larnaca.