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Power of presence

Most desirable soft skill for emerging leaders

Employers continue to struggle to determine whether job candidates are a good “cultural fit” for their organizations’ environments.

Cultural fit, one of several important elements for executive succession planning as more baby boomers leave the workforce, addresses ideas of shared assumptions in the workplace environment, such as how employees:

  • Treat others with respect.
  • Manage time.
  • Complete work.
  • Wear proper attire.
  • Avoid intolerable behavior.  
  • Allocate resources.

Employees who fit well into organizations’ cultures will possess exemplary soft skills.


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