Great Leadership Part II

Posted on August 16, 2012. Filed under: CIO | Tags: , , , |


In our review of this week’s #TCFchat discussion (held 8/15 on Twitter at 3pm Eastern), we’ll look at the topic of leadership . Here are some of the highlights:

1. What traits define a great leader? Are they different in business from other areas of life?

  • Perseverance
  • Willingness to Get Hands Dirty
  • Willingness to Take on the Risk of Failure
  • Innovation and Inspiration
  • Influence

2. Many point to Steve Jobs as a great leader…was he? Who are great leaders in history?

  • Jobs was a great innovator, not necessarily a great leader
  • Picking leaders–like Washington, Reagan, etc–really depends on how leadership and success are defined

3. What are prime examples of poor leadership you’ve experienced in your career?

  • Not listening
  • Taking credit for others’ ideas

4. What can a great leader do for the tech and IT organizations?

  • Lead innovation
  • Set vision and road map
  • Define roles

5. How do you present leadership skills on a technical resume?

  • Describe success of others
  • Include quotes from others

If you’re unable to join us for the live chat, you can check out the Storify recap, go to our Tech Career Forum LinkedIn Group page to post comments.

Or feel free to weigh in here. We’d love to hear from you.

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