- Business Insider reports that Bendelta, an Australian-based human resources consultancy firm, has researched the behavioral, psychological and biological traits of the world's most successful individuals, and has used this data to develop what it believes to be the perfect leader's profile.
- The study included a think tank of 25 subject matter experts and academics and culminated in the creation of a virtual institute called Potentiology which says it is dedicated to accelerating the performance of executives and organizations.
- The group says the keys are resilience, empathy, agility, decision making, collaboration and creativity. And the best predictor of a company's success? The extent to which organizations unlock this potential in their people.
The findings echo what other leadership development programs have found: that great leaders help develop other leaders.
Other reports also have found that empathy matters. Research from Businessolver, a leading benefits technology firm, indicates that empathy coming from the top of the organization plays an important role in employee engagement and performance.
Finally, regular feedback for leaders is a must. It can help measure the success or failure of development efforts, a factor that is critical to understanding the ROI of such programs.