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The C-Suite Skills that Matter Most

 

Featuring Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice and a co-chair of the Project on Managing the Future of Work at Harvard Business School.  He is co-author of the recent HBR articleThe C-Suite Skills That Matter Most.”

 

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT
 
 
FEATURED SPEAKER
 
 
Joseph Fuller
 
 
 
Sponsored by Oracle NetSuite
 
 
ABOUT THE EVENT

What companies are looking for in the C-suite has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Landing a leadership position is no longer about industry expertise or successfully managing financial resources. It is now about a stronger set of social skills.

According to recent research, what companies are really seeking today are leaders who are able to motivate diverse, technologically savvy, and global workforces; those who can play the role of corporate statesperson, dealing effectively with all constituents; and those who can rapidly and effectively apply their skills in a new company, in what may be an unfamiliar industry.

The bottom line: companies want leaders who are good with people, good communicators, good relationship builders, and people-oriented problem solvers.

During an HBR webinar on July 19, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Fuller will share insights from his research that looked at nearly 7,000 job descriptions for leadership roles, and will explain:

  • The reasons driving this change in skills—including firm size, complexity, and diversity
  • How companies can systematically build the social skills they want and emphasize social skills development at all levels of the organization
  • Innovative ways of assessing social skills

How companies will succeed in making these kinds of hires is an open question. But according to Fuller, the answer will in part depend on effectively evaluating the social skills of job candidates and whether companies decide to make social skills an integral component of their talent management strategies. Join Joseph Fuller and HBR on July 19 to learn more.

 
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