Do you and your team possess the combination of characteristics associated with perception and leadership that are most often recognized as precursors for success? Qualities associated with perception include paying attention to the details of your appearance, practicing strong professional communication techniques and having a professional bearing. Those most defined as leadership traits include qualities that signal authority, credibility, and trustworthiness.
If that sounds like you, then congratulations! Research shows that these factors — along with the ability to foster innovation — play a big part in the personalities of successful leaders. However, if you are thinking that perhaps you could use a little help in one or more of these areas, then you may need to re-access your team’s dynamics.
Talent alone is not enough in today’s rapidly changing economy. You are also judged on your ability to create new processes that improve your business and industry, as well as coming up with new products and services that address client or consumer needs. If you fall short on these qualities and behaviors, then you are at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace. In today’s business world, creating greater efficiencies is often the key to improving business and the company.
When we take into account the skills of our employees, and the talent in your company, there has to be a nexus where the two meet. If this intersection is not high up on your priorities, you might be in need of an evaluation by a third party to ensure you’re maximizing your human capital.