Why is reliability such an important quality for a leader to possess?

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Elena Lytkina Botelho  (Author & Partner, ghSMART)

Elena L. Botelho discusses why she believes reliability was one of four behaviors that turned out to be predictive of CEO success. She explains that being perceived as reliable increases the chance of being hired and in being able to be an effective leader. Botelho talks about the results of a self-assessment survey in which 11,000 people participated that indicated most individuals do not see themselves as reliable. According to Botelho, we now know there is a big opportunity for individuals to work on and improve if they want to be a successful leader in the future.


About Author

Elena Lytkina Botelho

Author & Partner, ghSMART
Elena L. Botelho is coauthor of The CEO Next Door and partner in leadership advisory firm ghSMART. She initiated and co-leads The CEO Genome Project - an extensive research and client practice that provides guidance to CEOs and executives on the path to becoming CEO. Prior to joining ghSMART, Elena was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and major private equity players on the issues of M&A, business strategy, organizational change, and operations.

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Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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