From my Dennis Smith, the talent acquisition brain behind the company whose cell phone powers my business, comes the following:
?the percentage of big-company top executives who think “having strong ethical values” is the most important leadership trait” needed by CEO’s.
That’s down from 20% in 2003.
Meanwhile, 37% cited the ability to inspire others, up from 22%.
Reminds me of the line in one of favorite b-books of all time, Jack Stack?s The Great Game of Business, in which he describes one of his Higher Laws of Business? ?As they say in Missouri: Sh*t rolls downhill.?
Data: Christian & Timbers survey of 180 executives on July 11-18, 2005 (BusinessWeek, 9/12/05, p. 16).
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