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Monday, September 03, 2012
Becoming a CEO is the greatest leap that an executive can make in his or her career. What makes it such an extraordinary transition, of course, is the complexity of the role and the skill that is required to manage that complexity successfully. So, what exactly do CEOs have that other leaders don’t?
To answer that question—and, by doing so, help aspiring CEOs optimise their trajectories and assist current CEOs and boards in making better CEO succession planning decisions—Russell Reynolds Associates analysed its database of nearly 4,000 executive assessments, including over 130 CEOs. These tests measure a number of competencies, such as relationship skills, communication skills and decision-making approaches.
Their findings reaffirm with quantitative evidence what is perceived to be true about the capabilities that differentiate CEOs from non-CEOs.
For more, see: http://www.russellreynolds.com/content/making-it-top-nine-attributes-differentiate-ceos