Some people push and shove their way to the top, losing fans and damaging their reputations along the way. While they think what they’re doing is good for the bottom line, their brash style can deteriorate teams and decrease department effectiveness.
Others build a loyal following during their ascent. Their words and actions earn them the respect of both those above and below them on the corporate ladder. This creates a positive momentum which naturally elevates them to senior positions.
These people are valued – even if their business unit is struggling – because they possess the soft skills needed to unify a department and boost productivity.