Prioritize strategic goals
Strong communication skills, vision, empathy, analytic, focused/organized, strategic thinking, and negotiation skills come to mind.
They also accept challenges, are able to bend when needed (and be remembered for it), and are able to accept failure, let go, and move on.
For successful leaders, follow-through is vital, from conceptual thinking to implementation.
They must be able to formulate and prioritize strategic goals, clearly communicate their vision with the entire staff—and especially the board—and share and celebrate successes with employees.
Sandi Carangi, CEO, $74 million asset Mercer County Community FCU, Hermitage, Pa.