Seven Signposts Pointing to High-Potential Leaders

November 15th, 2013

The skills, experiences, dispositions, and motivators that correlate with success in senior executives are different from those for middle-management or entry-level roles. These leadership attributes do not simply spring into existence when a person is promoted into leadership; they manifest and grow over the course of a career. So how early can it be discerned who has what it takes to lead at the highest levels?

Click here to read Bruce Sevy, Vicki Swisher and J. Evelyn Orr’s entire article from the Korn/Ferry Institute.


Emotional Agility

November 1st, 2013

Effective leaders don’t buy into or try to suppress their inner experiences. Instead they approach them in a mindful, values-driven, and productive way—developing what we call emotional agility. In our complex, fast-changing knowledge economy, this ability to manage one’s thoughts and feelings is essential to business success. Numerous studies, from the University of London professor Frank Bond and others, show that emotional agility can help people alleviate stress, reduce errors, become more innovative, and improve job performance.

Click here to read Susan David and Christina Congleton’s entire article from the Harvard Business Review.


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