Compared to their peers, they have a more intense drive to do things well, whether doing it themselves or leading a team to complete a task. They are more persistent and have higher levels of courage, which helps them stand up for fiscal responsibility and regulatory compliance.
The "they" in this case are finance leaders. But not just any. Based on special assessments of more more than 600 executives over the past few years, the Korn Ferry Institute has found what traits, behavior, skills and competencies are most common among the top 18% percent of finance leaders, the so-called. "super group" of finance executives. See our video for a breakdown of those traits, as well as earlier on marketing leaders.