LEGENDARY BUSINESS LEADERS share more than just spectacular success. They not only are typically great communicators themselves but recognize and value this precious skill in others.

Former General Electric chairman Jack Welch, often cited as America’s most admired CEO—even years after he left the job—once said that the number one quality he looked for in future leaders was, “Someone who is comfortable talking to anyoneanybody in the world, in New Delhi, Moscow, Cairo, Beijing—anywhere!”—in other words, someone who could make things happen across international borders and cultural barriers, someone who could walk into a room anywhere in the world and fix a problem, delight a customer, secure a partner, ...

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