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28 September 2016
How likeable are you? New research from the ICAEW found ‘likeability’ is one of the key skills you need to have to get to the top.
A survey of over 500 FDs and CFOs discovered that being a people person was even more important than having commercial awareness and an entrepreneurial mind set, although these skills are also paramount.
Technical skills were seen as the foundation for success at senior level roles, but being technically competent is seen as ‘a given’ at this level. But, it appears if you can’t give a good presentation and don’t have a bit of emotional intelligence then you could be left counting the beans.
Those surveyed also believed trustworthiness and personal integrity was another key quality you will need to achieve success.
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