PwC conducted 1,322 interviews with CEOs in 77 countries and published the results in the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey. The report gives a rich insight to a broad base of CEOs revealing dozens of key findings, but more than anything, the CEOs stressed the ‘soft’ skills of leadership.
Michael Dell told PwC; “the one attribute CEOs need in the future to succeed, that I would place my bet on, is curiosity. From curiosity comes learning and new ideas”.
On Digital, the report suggests CEOs understand the impact of digital technologies on stakeholders and the value they seek. Assess how the operating model needs to change to fulfil new needs and desires – and have a clear vision and plan for how digital investments can help achieve these changes.