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Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential by Jay Moran, Jeffrey Cohn

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Appendix B

The Dna of Leadership Competencies

Change Agent

  • Empathy: Must be able to quickly and accurately analyze how different constituents will react to proposed changes and then custom-tailor his or her argument to resonate with each of these constituents, all with different agendas and motivations, in a convincing way
  • Emotional intelligence: Very open to new ideas and always questioning his or her own approaches and the status quo
  • Courage: Must be able to present radically new ideas to the masses and plow forward despite what will surely be resistance from powerful, entrenched constituents

Growth Catalyst

  • Vision: Particularly imaginative in thinking of novel opportunities for the organization
  • Judgment: Will make consistently wise decisions ...

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