Take a look at some of the most recent top skills assessed at C-level.
1. Communication and empathy
Corporate goals and values need to be clear, concise, and most importantly, conveyed. The pandemic has highlighted the differing reactions people have toward risk and uncertainty. Many have experienced varying levels of fear, irritability, distrust, and even overwhelming optimism. C-suite leaders need to have the ability to communicate empathetically, opening up bilateral channels of communication and building connections.
2. Strategic vision & inspiration
Leadership skills are one of the most important assets that any employee can possess. However, when it comes to C-Level positions, they are essential. As a C-level executive, you’ll be charged with setting strategic goals for the business and then inspiring employees to execute the on day-to-day business to reach these goals. Knowing how to get others to follow your vision is one the most important aspects of effective leadership.
3. Risk Analysis and Management
C-level executives need to be able to steer away from any potential risks. It is essential to develop the skills to identify and mitigate risk when engaging in decision making processes. Research has shown that up to 80% of employers fail to provide risk management guidance to new executives, highlighting the need for candidates to bring these skills to the table.
4. Change Management
Today’s C-level executives need to be innovative, agile, and forward thinking - challenging traditional business. C-level executives are expectedto provide effective change management to parts of the business under their influence. This includesdefining the scope of change, presenting reasoningfor change, analysing data on initiatives, redefining processes mid-stream and drafting up plans.