What Defines a Leader?

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Communicator

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Approachable

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Team Builder

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Risk Taker

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Visionary

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Positive Attitude

Good leadership is about setting direction, creating a vision and mapping out a plan of how to get there.

Whilst leaders fix direction they must also use their management skills to guide their team to the right destination in a smooth and efficient manner.

There are many definitions of what makes a good leader but most agree that effective leaders are driven to win, build a strong team, create an inclusive and winning culture where ideas are listened to, make decisions and realise that business success is about leading people, not just about managing the numbers.

How TalentSpark can help connect your business

It’s a difficult balance – working ‘in’ your business and ‘on’ your business – and the CEO can be a lonely role. In order to be effective many leaders will build a network of advisors and mentors to guide their thinking. For some this will be an informal arrangement, but for others an advisory or executive board will provide an external perspective to ensure that the company is progressing in an appropriate manner.

TalentSpark is about matching strong leaders to burgeoning, ambitious businesses – whether that be securing the right skillsets to manage the company day-to-day or connecting strategic minds to strengthen the board, to turbo charge growth.


‘Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others’

Jack Welch

Why should you become an Non-Executive Director

Non-executive directors are expected to focus on board matters and not stray into ‘executive direction,’ thus providing an independent view of the company that is removed from day-to-day running. Non-executive directors, then, are appointed to bring to the board:

  • independence;
  • impartiality;
  • wide experience;
  • special knowledge;
  • personal qualities.