Russell Reynolds Associates: The Power of Quiet Leadership
Recently, Russell Reynolds Associates and Hogan Assessments undertook research that uncovered a data-driven way to judge the integrity and resilience of leaders.
Developing and selecting the right leaders for the next decade, which promises to be a period of heightened uncertainty, is no easy task. It’s increasingly important for companies to understand how well a CEO candidate will perform if or when circumstances change. This means paying attention to both the loud and quiet traits when selecting a candidate.
Their findings show Executives who are perceived as having high integrity are open and transparent, thoughtful ahead of decisions, and unlikely to go too far in putting their needs ahead of others (or ahead of acceptable practices). The same pattern holds true with resilience. Leaders whom others see as resilient also tend to score high on connecting, vulnerability, and reluctance.
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