Critical Leadership TraitsCEOs believe the following leadership traits are most critical in order to steer their organizations effectively:

– Inspirational leadership

– Customer obsession

– Leadership teaming across the C-suite

IBM Global CEO Study (2012)


  • If you are a leader, which of the above are most critical to you and your organisation? How much time and effort are you devoting to them? What gaps do you need to fill, and how will you go about it?
  • If you are a coach, how can you support and inspire the leaders that you work with, so they can excel at the traits that are most relevant to them?