It is the Softer Side that counts – in this concise post Gary Burnison re-states the importance of Softskills in Senior Leadership. Mastery over Technical Skills takes us to Leadership Roles. But once there it is the Softskills which hold the key.
Leadership is a lot more about emotional intelligence and a lot less about analytical intelligence. The irony is that these softskills appear deceptively simple and only of late have merited the importance due.
Well lets say all kinds of skills are required to run a large multidimensional organisation. Giving importance to only a certain set of skills can be a recipe for disaster.
The Leader is not just a messenger of the Organisational strategy – He is the message itself in demeanor, mannerisms and action.