That is the message emanating from the most recent meeting of the Association of Executive Recruiters, which has noted that people who are natural leaders are highly valued in the industry, but it is equally important to hire people who have developed their ability to lead over many years.
According to Penny de Valk, chief executive of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), candidates with self-awareness and the ability to inspire and motivate are of "particularly highly value" to organisations at the moment.
"The catch is most leaders aren't born, they are made. Professional experience, investment in education and development, as well as a level of self-confidence established through previous successes and failures, all contribute to the chemistry of what a good leader looks like," she added.
It comes after a report by Robert Half suggested that there is an increasing demand for leaders with strong financial skillsets who can continue to help steer companies away from the damaging effects of the economic downturn.
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Source: The Sales Director News