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John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Decision Making by John Adair

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Eight Greatest Ideas for Clear Thinking

Idea 14: Analytical ability

The product of a good analytical mind should be clear thinking. That is why strategic leaders throughout the world placed analytical ability in seventh position on this list of 25 attributes:

Ranking of most valuable attributes at the top level of management
1 Ability to take decisions 2 Leadership 3 Integrity 4 Enthusiasm 5 Imagination 6 Willingness to work hard 7 Analytical ability 8 Understanding of others 9 Ability to spot opportunities 10 Ability to meet unpleasant situations 11 Ability to adapt quickly to change 12 Willingness to take risks 13 Enterprise 14 Capacity to speak lucidly 15 Astuteness 16 Ability to administer efficiently 17 Open-mindedness 18 Ability to ‘stick ...

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