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Do you possess the leadership qualities necessary for tough times?

IbyIMD+ Published 20 December 2022 in Brain circuits • 3 min read

The past couple of years have posed unprecedented challenges for global leaders. While it is tempting to focus on how things will be when the turmoil starts to even out, what if it doesn’t? If you took away any lessons from the disruptions of the recent past, it’s that we really have no guarantees. This is why it is critical to search for leaders that have specific qualities which are optimal for dealing with crises.

The exercise

For today’s exercise, consider each pair of “qualities”, by which I mean build in aspects of temperament-shaped experience. Ask yourself which quality you think is more important in a leader and why. Circle the one in each pair you think is more important for leadership in turbulent times:


  1. Self-confidence vs. humility


  1. Laser-focused vs. multitasking


  1. Generating excitement vs. showing restraint


  1. Ruthlessness vs. compassion


  1. Seizing the…
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