Came across this interesting article from Jeffrey Cohn – http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/14/opinion/cohn-pick-leaders/index.html.

It emphasizes the incredible importance for organizations to select great managers and leaders.  We know that a competent, respected leader has a lot to do with an employee’s morale, engagement, and job satisfaction.  Pick the wrong leader and you’ve got a big problem on your hands.  That’s why confidence, resilience, and emotional intelligence are crucial attributes for managers and leaders.

And even when you have found a great leader, it is imperative that they start well.  Employees want to know if a leader is going to be worthy of their trust and allegiance, and they’ll make that decision within a matter of days.

Like the article?  Here are two Life IQ topics that explore these themes in depth:

  • 10 Mistakes New Managers Make…And How to Avoid Them
  • 4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R. – How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness