Believe it or not you do not need to be a top executive with a office overlooking the city to encompass the qualities of a great leader. If you aspire in this role, your going to need specific qualities to help you at the top level.
Climbing the ladder gets more challenging the closer you get to the top. You will be around others with the same level of talent and will need to be driven to be competitive. Many of the top leaders have a regimen to their success that give them the focus drive and competitiveness to get up each day ready to confront whatever comes their way. Do you hold this motivation that allows you to show up energetic and focused for the challenges ahead?
Everyone has different levels of tolerance to risk; the most successful executives tend to have a higher tolerance that allows them to overcome any failure and take strategic risks that are smart for they see the vision, others may not see and be willing to take. Are you a risk-taker or do you like to have certainty before taking that risk?
It is not just for the Chief Financial Officers or Board of Directors who need to understand the financials any top executive will need to read their financial statements and understand them thoroughly. You cannot lead a company effectively without understanding the finances. Do you understand the finances of your company or organization?
Many of these skills can be developed by gaining more education, establishing a mentor, or working with an effective Business Coach one that can also help you define your goals, empower you and track your progress holding you accountable.
Reach the next level to your success.