Do you have what it takes to lead?

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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