As a leader I am a firm believer in continuous improvement, or the notion that today you will work to do something better than you did yesterday; never miss an opportunity to learn, consider everything a learning experience and never stop learning. The NYTimes has a great article that is an excerpt from the book “The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed” by Adam Bryant, in which he discusses what it takes to lead an organization. I won’t recap the entire article here HuffPo style, but will list out the five characteristics here for discussion:
- Passionate Curiosity
- Battle-Hardened Confidence
- Team Smarts
- A Simple Mind-Set
What do you think? Anything missing from that list or that you’d remove or replace?