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The Single Most Important Leadership Skill

Posted on August 26th, 2007, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Frans Johansson returns again to blogging and points to a recent article in Newsweek about, as writer Daniel Gross puts it, going offshore for a CEO. Frans puts it better by describing them as “intersectional CEOs” and remarks that the reason for the trend is that diversity, especially in global Fortune 500 companies, is increasing in importance. “You need people that understand the power of different perspectives across cultures and domains. …I often say that the single most important leadership skill for the next couple of decades, at least for those that wish to advance new ideas, will be how to recruit, manage and leverage diversity.”

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