Profile of top Leaders
from a Survey of INC Magazine’s Top 500 fastest growing companies 9/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
NOTE: 67% (2/3) of Leaders read Magazines about Leadership or study Leadership.
Q1. What’s your Leadership Style?
60% Visionary (see long-term big Picture, Inspire others)
24% Democratic (encourage Feed-back, Participation)
14% Servant (help Team by removing obstacles to goals
Q2. How do you think Employees view you?
20% Tough Taskmaster
18% Motivational Coach
Q3. What are your Best\Worst Traits of 21?
BEST: 1) Trustworthy, 2) Sincere, & 3) Inspirational.
WORST: 19) Expertise, 20) Work/ Life Balance, 21) Like-ability
Q4. Which Entrepreneur do you most admire?
1) Richard Branson – Virgin Grp = Airlines, +300 more Companies
2) Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX, Paypal
3) Jeff Bezos – Amazon.com #1 O/L Book Retailer + other Merchandise
4) Bill Gates – x-CEO MicroSoft (Software for PCs), now Philanthropist
Q5. Biggest Challenge Today
42% Finding & Keeping skilled Workers
24% Stay Focused on Goals, on Track
18% Getting the most out of Staff
REGRETS: Losing Financial Control, personally Screening Employees, handling “all” communication with “key” Customers
SOONER: Some of the Tasks on my Schedule, getting an Assistant to help me, minor correspondence to key Customers & Vendors
Q7. Encourage Leadership in your Staff.
90% Continually evaluate Staff for Leadership Opportunites
73% screen Job Candidates for Leadership experience/ potential
50% do Training on Leadership Development
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