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1 22 Executive Leadership Characteristics: Critical Senior Leader Skills that are Game Changers Senior Executive Leadership Strategies and Characteristics by Douglas R. Satterfield April 2014

2 Table of Contents  Purpose  Vignette  Values  Methods  Skills  Executive Leadership  A Final Word  References  Contact

3 Purpose Executive leadership is qualitatively different from basic leader traits. This presentation provides 22 of the most crucial executive leader characteristics that are ingredients to the greatest and most successful leaders of our time.

4 Vignette The Inchon Landing Touted as General Douglas MacArthur's “Last Triumph” and conducted against great odds, the September 1950 amphibious landings at Inchon, Korea rehabilitated the U.S. military's tarnished post-World War II image. MacArthur’s admirers and detractors alike admitted to his uncanny predilection for victory, never so evident than at his landing at Inchon in the Korean War, code-named “Operation Chromite.” The Inchon landing offered the promise of relieving battered United Nations defenders on the Pusan Perimeter, soundly defeating the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA).” Operation Chromite did not introduce any fundamentally new aspects to the art of war. Rather, the operation served to reinforce traditional lessons, such as the importance of maintaining trained and ready forces to deter aggression or confront a contingency, the priceless value of sure-footed staff work, and the tangible benefits of innovation, flexibility and individual resourcefulness -- all qualities on which Americans pride themselves. MacArthur identified a strategic opportunity, managed to cobble together forces to execute a plan, and then permitted his commanders and troops to pull it off. The Inchon invasion was undoubtedly the right course of action at that juncture in the fighting and it opened up numerous options for how, when and where to actually end the war.

5 Values: 1.Honesty 2.Moral Courage 3.Humility 4.Integrity 5.Loyalty 6.Credibility

6 Methods: 1.Build Trust and Confidence 2.Develop Strategy 3.Communications 4.Take Care of Employees 5.Drive a Positive Culture 6.Relevant Experiences 7.Passion 8.Persistence

7 Skills: 1.Overcome Obstacles 2.Learn from Failure 3.Persistence 4.Professional Competence 5.Adaptability 6.Understanding People 7.Fit the Organization 8.Driving a Positive Work Culture

8 Executive Leadership: Leaders at the senior executive level differ fundamentally from other, developing leaders. The executive leader has both a higher commitment to organizational values, capability to use specialized methods, and possess a high degree of professional skills. Without these, the leader is flawed and is prone to eventually failure.

9 A Final Word: General Douglas MacArthur displayed executive leadership but it was a way of life for him. Likewise, leadership is a way of life for those who are truly leaders. Anyone wanting to grow and be more than what they are, can be that person as long as they have the passion to get there.

10 References: 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You. Becky Halstead Antifragile. Nassim Nicholas Taleb Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Robert Gates How Successful People Think. John C. Maxwell Lincoln the Unknown. Dale Carnegie Outliers: The Story of Success. Malcolm Gladwell Rumsfeld’s Rules. Donald Rumsfeld The Spirit to Serve: Marriott’s Way. J.W. Marriott, Jr. Winning Through Innovation. Michael L. Tushman

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