Business Skills

Corporate Leader


Compiled by Eastern Kentucky University from executive listings



Communication – oral speaking capability, written, presenting, listening.

Courtesy – manners, etiquette, business etiquette, gracious, says please and thank you, respectful.

Flexibility – open-minded, adaptability, willing to change, lifelong learner, accepts new things, adjusts, teachable.

Integrity – honest, ethical, high morals, has personal values, does what’s right.

Interpersonal skills – nice, personable, sense of humor, friendly, nurturing, empathetic, has self-control, patient, sociability, warmth, social skills.


12 Leadership Roles

Strategic Flexibility

People Skills


How To Influence People

Communication GEM

How To Persuade

Sample Job Descriptions

Product Strategy




Positive attitude – optimistic, enthusiastic, encouraging, happy, confident.

Professionalism – businesslike, well-dressed, appearance, poised.

Responsibility – accountable, reliable, gets the job done, resourceful, self-disciplined, wants to do well, conscientious, common sense.

Teamwork – cooperative, gets along with others, agreeable, supportive, helpful, collaborative.

Work ethic – hard working, willing to work, loyal, initiative, self-motivated, on time, good attendance.


Smart Executive

How To Select

6 Attributes

4 Es

Inspirational Leader


Business Architect


Positive Thinking


Top 10 Skills of 2025