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Top 10 Skills Needed for Effective Leadership

While the top skills for effective leadership remain the same as last year’s, “adaptability to change” ranked higher, underscoring the importance of being able to navigate today’s ever-changing business environment.

2014 Best Companies For Leaders

While the top skills for effective leadership remain the same as last year’s, “adaptability to change” ranked higher, underscoring the importance of being able to navigate today’s ever-changing business environment.

Skill*

2014

2013

1 Adaptability to change 60% 54%
2 Strategic thinking 55 57
3 Integrity 48 51
4 Very good communicator 40 50
5 Being trustworthy and open 38 43
6 Vision 35 32
7 Develops and fosters diverse teams 33 20
8 Delegation 28 41
9 A positive mind-set 26 31
10 High self-awareness 26 20

2014 Best Companies For Leaders Links

Top 10 Skills Needed for Effective Leadership
Biggest Hurdles to Developing Leaders
Deloitte: Building a Future on Millennial Recruits
10 Best Private Companies
List of 40 Best Companies for Leaders

About Dr. Jenna Filipkowski and J.P. Donlon