I’m not sure what “underrated” means. Or even whether these are truly “skills.” But, this article was interesting, so I synthesized and summarized what the (supposed) CEOs were looking for.
The one “skill” I take exception to was related to email. The CEO argued that a person should be able to find an email--without searching—in under thirty seconds. While I think it’s good and valuable to keep a clean inbox, I think it’s dumb to shortchange searching like that. By searching, I can find an email I need in under five seconds. Isn’t that a better use of my time?
My area for improvement: Organize and lead a team.
- Be succinct
- Be reliable (manage tasks/deliverables without reminders).
- Use elegant humor
- Write well
- Reduce chatter (inbox zero)
- Use lists effectively
- Golden Skill Triangle:
- Figure out what to do (next)
- Write effective goals (with due dates).
- Organize and lead a team to execute large scale plans.
- Own the job