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The Seven Essentials of Leadership Finesse

What is leadership finesse and why is it important? Dr. Ryan Lahti, managing principal of OrgLeader and author of “The Finesse Factor: How to Build Exceptional Leaders in STEM Organizations,” discusses leadership finesse and its value. In sharing his insight, he explains the seven essentials of finesse and how to develop them.

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Key Takeaways

  • Finesse allows leaders to navigate tricky situations, such as office politics, heated conflicts, and the need to speak up to superiors
  • Finesse has seven essential components: leverage self-awareness, read the situation and stakeholders, anticipate the impact, convey a measured presence, differ with the issue not the party, be a mirror to help people adjust, get things done through others
  • Being too results-focused will prevent a leader from demonstrating finesse

Tweetable Insights

“Leaders who demonstrated finesse were able to handle tricky situations, no matter what they were – office politics, diffusing heated conflict, and speaking truth to power.” – @RyanLahti of OrgLeader

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Dr. Ryan Lahti is the founder and managing principal of OrgLeader, a California-based firm that optimizes the performance of organizations driven by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as the leaders who run them. Ryan combines business experience in over 20 industries with a background in leadership assessment/development, executive coaching, talent management, and organizational effectiveness.

The Seven Essentials of Leadership Finesse

What is leadership finesse and why is it important? Dr. Ryan Lahti, managing principal of OrgLeader and author of “The Finesse Factor: How to Build Exceptional Leaders in STEM Organizations,” discusses leadership finesse and its value. In sharing his insight, he explains the seven essentials of finesse and how to develop them.

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Key Takeaways

  • Finesse allows leaders to navigate tricky situations, such as office politics, heated conflicts, and the need to speak up to superiors
  • Finesse has seven essential components: leverage self-awareness, read the situation and stakeholders, anticipate the impact, convey a measured presence, differ with the issue not the party, be a mirror to help people adjust, get things done through others
  • Being too results-focused will prevent a leader from demonstrating finesse

Tweetable Insights

“Leaders who demonstrated finesse were able to handle tricky situations, no matter what they were – office politics, diffusing heated conflict, and speaking truth to power.” – @RyanLahti of OrgLeader

Featured Members

Dr. Ryan Lahti is the founder and managing principal of OrgLeader, a California-based firm that optimizes the performance of organizations driven by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as the leaders who run them. Ryan combines business experience in over 20 industries with a background in leadership assessment/development, executive coaching, talent management, and organizational effectiveness.

Join Forbes Councils

Our featured guests are members of Forbes Councils. If you are a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, you may qualify.

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