Results from the 2012 Energy Leadership Project on 2.10.12

We asked both the Charlotte Chamber and the Charlotte Regional Partners to promote or contribute to the 2012 Energy Leadership Project. Not yet.  Perhaps one day they will do so.

We believe that there cannot be enough conversations about what successful energy leaders are doing.

So we created the 2012 Energy Leadership Project.  The purpose is to engage energy industry headers and share data immediately.  At no cost.

Our partners to date include the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub at Packard Place, on 222 South Church Street.   Invitations have been forwarded by Queen City Forward, Sustain Charlotte, YPE Charlotte (Young Professionals in Energy), plus hundreds of individual leaders.

We invite you to forward this blog, and invitation, to any of the 26,000 energy industry leaders in the Charlotte region.  We welcome your input.

There are 10 questions on the survey at  Some questions are open-ended.  After 8 weeks online, 66people have opened the survey.  24 people have completed it.   There are some 26,000 energy industry leaders in the Charlotte region.  That is an itty-bitty sample size…

We encourage you to forward this blog post and invite others to contribute to the focus group, interview, or short survey.  Click on

Here are results from one question:

What are the top 3 behavioral competencies of the best leaders at tour company?  (select your top 3.)

  • Great communicator        26%
  • Maximizes the productivity of others       4%
  • Shares an optimistic vision      4%
  • Results oriented     9%
  • Humble enough to attribute success to the team     13%
  • Publicly recognizes the strengths of others   9%
  • Creates trust    13%
  • Expects to increase profitability   22%

FYI, these choices were selected from an extensive review of related surveys.  Sample responses came from Booz Allen, the Center for Creative Leadership, McKinsey, the Gallup Organization, our expertise, and best practices in the energy industry.

So, how do you interpret this data?