RebeccaLewis-June2014-Lewis-Garrad-MD-APAC-Sirota-supplied 3 mistakes firms make when promoting leaders

Lewis Garrad, MD, APAC, Sirota explains why bosses need to have the right personality, instead of just effective technical traits to serve as strong figureheads and be more engaging.

“We often consider the best leaders to be those who are inquisitive; they come up with ideas, ask lots of questions and dig into the details.

We might think of this person as someone who has a dominant personality, who isn’t afraid to make tough decisions and who would be described as “ambitious”, “driven” and “confident”.

While these traits are useful, recent research has shown that simply focusing on them alone is not enough. These traits are not entirely what leadership is about.

In fact, there is an intrinsic link between a leaders’ personality (which drives their behaviour) and employee engagement.”

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