Differences between sectors hamper managers’ success

A successful leader in one sector may not be a high-flier in a
different sector or organisation.

This is according to a survey of 800 senior managers and directors
in the public and private sectors.

It shows significant differences between sectors and highlights how
leadership has evolved to allow organisations to succeed depending
on their different circumstances.

It also identified the five most important leadership traits. They
are: to provide clear vision and direction, being motivated and
positive, inspiring staff to achieve and aim high, social and
communication skills, and to be commercially astute.

Among public sector managers the requirement to be ethical,
trustworthy and to act with integrity did not make their top 10
list of traits.

The survey was carried out by Reed Consulting and the Institute of

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