Selecting a leader has a significant impact on the success and future of an organization.
Today’s boardroom is complex and creating a strategically focused Board is a challenge. With a focus on business continuity, newly appointed senior leaders are expected to hit the ground running.
Forward thinking organizations focus on different backgrounds and experiences to give them a competitive edge by adding diverse expertise which brings better ideas and innovation.
Whether a planned or sudden change in leadership, it causes uncertainty and anxiety – the best way to alleviate those fears is a smooth appointment and transition of leadership.
#1 Sound decision making capability – successful executives will have a credible track record of decisions that have positively impacted an organization, whether this is commercial, financial or through people skills.
#2 High emotional intelligence – authentic, self-awareness, listens and speaks well, synthesizes information, shows empathy and compassion. Extrovert people are not always a good choice as they may be too dominant to allow others to participate and be recognized.
#3 Leadership – they must have the confidence to lead and influence. Being placid will not serve well – they need to challenge, be challenged and open to receive feedback to improve their performance and contribution. Encouraging others to contribute requires a genuine interest in people.
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Deepa Sud is the founder of Plum Jobs, a Dubai based boutique consultancy where she works with CEOs, business owners and leadership teams to define corporate vision and strategy, transform operating models and overcome people and hiring challenges.
Through a global HR career at Board and senior executive level that spans across multiple FTSE 250 organizations in EMEA, APAC and America, Deepa has a visionary and pragmatic approach with expertise in leading business transformation and turnaround through strategic talent management and leadership development to accelerate long-term growth and sustainability.