In our extensive experience of working with a wealth of established and future CEO’s, we recognise that they possess many strong skills and capabilities. There are 10 essential attributes that are commonly found in CEO’s and skilled business leaders, and our work at Udell Group supports such individuals in maximising the impact of their core attributes and developing other areas so to close specific gaps.
Vision, personal insights and foresight
Brings a real vision of where the business should be heading and demonstrates patterns of thinking that join the dots for others. Able to share clearly facts, observations and insights that can engage and influence others.
Consistent business performance
Leads the business in delivering consistent performance inline with or above market expectation. Leads the Executive Team in the creation, integration and execution of strategies for sustainable success.
Develops a foundation of strength
Surrounds themselves with the right people; knows one’s weaknesses and recruits and develops the leadership team to fulfil these areas and drive the business forward. Adept in spotting talent and promotes a culture that harnesses and develops that talent to become the next generation of board members / leaders. Works well with the Chairman, Non-Execs and Executive Board; engages and aligns them behind the vision, strategies, goals and behaviours.
Self Leadership / Wellbeing
Demonstrates constant passion, energy and enthusiasm for the business, finding ways to reenergise themselves whenever required. Never gives up – is relentless in looking for and working with others to grow the business, identify opportunities and find solutions to challenges
Willingness to look at risk
Not afraid to look at the downside and answer hard questions of the business and their leadership. Prepared to take the lead with tough decisions and take swift, agile action where necessary.
A strategic expert able to think big whilst understanding the levers and controls to push and pull. Able to effectively challenge others to push their thinking whilst demonstrating strong, decisive execution skills.
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of audiences and engages people so that they feel part of the story. Uses positive language and is consistent in their actions and behaviours.
Able to understand the emotional make-up of others and lead and influence them in a way that gets the best out of them. Able to show humility, honesty and active listening, acknowledging the different perspectives of others whilst seeks feedback on themselves and others in order to understand themselves and their business better and to continue to grow and transform.
Is well informed and ahead of the game; promotes confidence across the business and the industry; demonstrates insights, extensive knowledge and foresights of the business, competitors, markets, policies and practices, and future trends. Demonstrates building trust as a priority and key behaviour/value.
Creates the right environment
Able to create an environment that allows for a common sense of purpose, clear accountabilities and aligned behaviours. Able to empower people through a clear set of ethical and behavioural guidelines (principles) and demonstrates that their values are consistent with those of the business.