Six Key Skills Leaders Need

Six Key Skills Leaders Need

You have likely read or heard about many of the theories and studies regarding leadership models.  Several of the most widely known are transactional, transformational, adaptive, and charismatic, just to state a few. Matt Kohut documents and describes a way to get a handle on the leadership model that will help clarify. The more skilled the leader the greater their grasp of the skills, characteristics and models. Learning more about the models and latest studies is a strong skill builder.

When we consider how organizations select leaders, there is often an imbalance between strength and warmth. Not only are the people involved in the selection process typically most concerned about choosing someone who can get things done; they are 

It may not be surprising that the model for the six skills include “emotional intelligence, communications, vision, organization skills, and political skills. What is important is not to take any of these for granted or to assume you have all the knowledge you need about them. Top performing leaders not only have a grasp on these skills but have in depth knowledge.

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