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Eight Greatest Ideas for All Managers

Idea 17: 25 qualities of excellent managers

A cross-section of business chief executives – using business in its widest sense as a general term for all kinds of human enterprises – were given the list of qualities or attributes in the following exercise and asked to rank them in order of their practical importance to top-level leadership.

Exercise

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Place the attributes above in order of ‘most valuable at the top level of leadership’ by allocating a number from 1 to 25 to each of them.

When you have finished, turn to the Appendix and compare your answers with the ratings given to these attributes by the world's ...

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