Leadership Qualities Every Interim Executive Must Have

Interim executiveEvery interim executive needs to have these three qualities to lead and transform companies and small businesses.

What sets leaders apart from everybody else are some intrinsic qualities that help them lead and inspire others. Interim executives have to take the mantle of an organization in very challenging circumstances whilst working with team members they have no history with. Because of their unique traits, they are able to get the job done in such volatile situations where no anybody else can.

Interim executive qualities: Confidence

Any person who has the self-belief and conviction that they can accomplish something possesses the capacity to do so.  So if you hear an interim executive making big promises, be sure that they’ll follow through with them. Because of their diverse and long experience, they’ve been through all kinds of scenarios and are familiar with the outcomes. Their confidence stems from that expertise, allowing them to meet objectives and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Interim executive qualities: Integrity

“The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity,” once said the 34th President of United States, Dwight.D.Eisenhower. Leaders that display honesty in their work are able to gain the trust of their colleagues. Employees are more likely to follow the same values and maintain an atmosphere of transparency and reliability – two very important characteristics in successful workplaces.

Interim executive qualities: Communication

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional – your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.” – business leader and author, Chris Fussell.

Any smoothly running business has mastered the art of communication. Great leaders are not only apt at communication themselves, but they also train the organization to be efficient in correspondence and passing on information as well.


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Pamela Wasley Kristen McAlister

Pam and Kristen, co-owners of Cerius Executives, both come from running a business, not the staffing industry. They understand the challenges of growing a business and not having the right leadership team or expertise. Our client services team is comprised of current and former business owners. We have the background and expertise to listen, understand and work to successfully put together the right profile for what you need and the right executive. The executive talent world is always undergoing a never-ending evolution. Some of it is trial-and-error, and some is due to a constantly changing marketplace. We will always be working to predict what businesses will need next and how can we best help them find it.