Episode 10: Leaders Under Pressure-5 Essential Skills for the New Era

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: November 10, 2020

Leaders are under pressure.  Are there certain skills that can even make a difference in a crisis?  In the episode, we cover a Zenger Folkman study that compared leadership 360-degree assessments before and after the pandemic that revealed five essential skills needed for this new era.


  • Do I balance getting results with a concern for the individual needs of people? How can I improve?
  • Have I enabled there to be cooperation from people in other parts of the organization? How can I adapt my work to involve others more?
  • How are my energy and attitude affecting others? Do I convey a high level of energy and enthusiasm?
  • Have I been helping others understand the organization’s vision and strategy?
  • Have I been able to quickly recognize and respond where change is needed? How could I improve?

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