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  • Writer's pictureElmore Patterson

3 Traits of The Modern CEO

As the world becomes smaller through globalization and companies begin to value partnerships more and more, the need to have well-rounded CEO's is essential. In this article I'm going to address 3 traits a CEO needs in order to to be a well-rounded leader and represent the people who work for the company they lead.

1. Culturally Savvy. As companies began to develop partnerships with other companies around the world, this will typically cause multiple cultures of people to come together to work. Having the awareness to establish culturally inclusive programs within the company is highly beneficial to the overall success and growth of the organization. Not only that, but being aware of the needs of your employees becomes a very important factor and can be the difference of attracting the best talent for your company.

2. People-Focused. Being a leader that's focus on the people can change the complexion of your company's culture. When employees know you care about them it can have an infectious effect on the company's culture and provide a sense of cohesiveness throughout the entire company's culture. A huge benefit of being a people focus leader is that you have the ability to influence others and drive results without implementing policies that may restrict creativity from your employees.

3. Leads with Vision. Great CEO's understand that keeping a company focused on the vision becomes the driving force to the overall success and growth of the company. Companies who have a vague vision can quickly disintegrate from within. The systems, processes, and culture of a company relies on the vision of the company in order to function successfully. If you are a leader who can cast vision well, great things will inevitably happen. Casting great vision is like generating power on a train. As that train generates momentum it becomes a very powerful force that's nearly unstoppable. Great CEO's can cast great vision that sparks unstoppable momentum. Be that type of CEO!

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