A survey of directors and company leaders carried out by the Leadership Team revealed that three-quarters of respondents held this view, with other important traits being strong team-building skills and the ability to sustain focus.
Despite this, three in ten business owners said that they do not enjoy the experience of running a company in the current economic climate.
Nevertheless, 35 per cent of people in senior positions say that their work/life balance is good, even if half are working in excess of 50 hours a week.
Commenting on the study, Jerry Hopkins, founder of The Leadership Team, said some business owners are obviously encountering challenges.
"However, it is also clear that business owners believe that having a strong vision, being able to maintain focus in difficult conditions and building a strong team around them will be hugely important in determining just how successful they are over the coming years," he added.
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Posted by John Oak and Wayne Bly
Source: The Sales Director News