There is no question that outstanding leadership is based on strong leadership skills. And many coaches and consultants offer leadership skill development. But for senior executives who want to create value, generic, broad-based skills training is not enough. There is a set of very specific skills that make all the difference for C Suite and VP level leaders. These skills form an executive’s foundation for success.
As a former executive myself, I have experienced the unique demands of leading hundreds of people under the pressure of producing results. My approach to leadership skill development is based on my executive coaching experience with the most successful executives.
Executive Foundation: 5 Essential Skills
My results-based approach focuses on the 5 essential skills for senior leaders. For each skill you will indentify your strengths, weaknesses, gain competency, and move toward mastery. For more information, see my book Executive Foundation: 5 Essential Skills for Senior Leaders.
But leadership skills are only half of value creation. Leadership, especially at the top of an organization, is also about influence. And influence is based on leadership presence.