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Updated 01.31.1999

LEADERSHIP

 
There is certainly no simple recipe for making a good leader."  We consider, however, the following "CEO Skills Inventory" by Fred Gibbons a very good check list of major components.   It provides a valuable direction as to what one can improve about his/herself to build a successful career on the path of management.  This list is also inspiring to people who expect good output from projects requiring lots of coordination.

 

Individual Characteristics

 

Results Orientation

Integrity/Ethics
Analytic Intelligence
Sense of Urgency
Willingness to Ask for Help
Decision Making
 
Ability to Simplify
Creative Questioning Approach
Openness
Communications Skills
People Empathy
  
Potential Problem Identification
Vision/Perspective
Ego Drive
A-political
Endurance
 
Willingness to Take Unqualified Responsibility
Willingness to Take the Lead

Market and Customer Knowledge
Some Familiarity with Technology
Articulates and Champions the Vision
Establishes Strategy
Builds a Team
 
Defines Clear Cut Objectives
Delivers Objectives
Removes Obstacles for the Team
Establishes and Enforces a Culture
Asks the Right Questions
  
Focuses on Both Short and Long Term
Early Problem Identification
Ability to Solve a Problem
Encourages Continuous Learning at All Level