Being healthy, wealthy and wise may be the epitome of success; but in most cases, it’s easier said than done. Building up a reputation over the course of several decades is the true measure of corporate success. This is followed by knowing when to bow out whilst leaving the company in a better state than when you inherited it.
James Brook, Joint Founder and Managing Director at Strengths Partnership, believes that to be influential, leaders must work on their persuasive skills. “Managers and leaders without good communication and influencing skills often get stuck, derail or are overlooked for promotion, regardless of their technical and functional excellence,” he says. “Our extensive experience with leaders at all levels indicates that this is the area leaders struggle with the most.”
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