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What makes leaders successful today may not work so well in the future. So it’s not just the right skills, but the ability to master new ones that will count. High potentials, he finds, need:
- Motivation – in particular, beyond ambition for themselves, embracing greater goals and putting in the time and work to continually improve their own performance.Selfishness does not cut it.
- Curiosity – openness to new experiences and information, and an eagerness for feedback on how they are doing – including their own strengths and areas to improve. This requires openness to changes and to learning.
- Engagement – leadership by spreading enthusiasm for a persuasive vision, theability to connect with people emotionally and logically, and a passion for what they do.
- Determination – being able to battle towards difficult goals, take on tough challenges, and recover quickly from setbacks.