Hello, my name is Voss Graham.
Being a 46 year veteran in the Business World, I'm honored to have worked with Great Leaders and disappointed in some not so great leaders.
What differentiates the Great Leaders from the "Good to not so good?" It really boils down to People Skills. The Great Leaders are excellent at engaging people and gaining buy-in to the leader's vision.
Some of the most talented executives and managers I have worked with during my 43 years of business experience, had superior technical expertise yet, did not qualify as Great Leaders due to their poor Soft Skills a.k.a. People Skills.
These highly technical experts can learn how to use soft skills with their people - gaining buy-in, commitment and engagement. When these highly competent technical executives learned how to use their people skills, they became True Executive Leaders. Watching these executives become leaders is exciting and rewarding. And, when fast tracker technical managers acquire soft skills expertise, they get promoted to their Dream positions.
FACT: Major Research for the Past three decades has repeated found it is Soft Skills making the difference in high performing individuals. Hard skills are fine to have, yet it is the Soft Skills which get the best out of others. Great Leaders understand this principle and learn the Soft Skills for high performance.