Fundamental 4: Core Leadership Skills For Every Career Stage
Source: Center for Creative Leadership
Leaders at different levels of the organization face different business challenges. But whether you're an individual contributor, a first-time manager, a senior executive or somewhere in between, there are four leadership skills you need to master. The "Fundamental 4" are self-awareness, communication, learning agility and influence. These are timeless competencies that are needed by leaders throughout an organization, regardless of industry or location. "The way you address each skill, what you need to learn or emphasize, will shift as you move to different levels and face new challenges," says Renée Hultin, CCL's group director, global product development.