Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters

You read that right. Want to know what traits set strong leaders apart from weak leaders? New research from McKinsey shows that just four behaviors account for almost all of the distance between the effective and the inept:

  • Being supportive
  • Operating with a strong results orientation
  • Seeking different perspectives
  • Solving problems effectively

In a survey of 189,000 people in 81 organizations around the world, the firm found that these four traits were typically displayed by leaders at companies ranked within the top quartile of McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index.

Source: www.mckinsey.com

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

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