What characteristics are possessed by great leaders?


Kelly Palmer (Author & CLO at Degreed)

Kelly Palmer uses a story from her book, The Expertise Economy, to demonstrate the kinds of skills that a dynamic and skilled CEO should possess. According to Palmer, a CEO can successfully lead a company without having specific industry knowledge if they are open to learning, are dynamic, motivational and are capable of creating a culture that fosters learning.



About Author

Kelly Palmer

Author & CLO at Degreed

Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in English/communications and a master of science in adult learning and education technology.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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