Publication Date

Spring 2014


One of the most active field in business oriented psychology has been concerning the matter of the identification of personality and behavioral traits that separate high performers from the rest of the pack. Which characteristics seem to be the most effective in predicting an executive’s performance? How can we precisely define them? Which ways allow us to detect them easily? The effective identification of the predominant traits that are common to high performance executives allow for an easier way to detect potential for talent and promotion, and thus improves greatly the company’s competitiveness.


Suggested Citation
Ameisen, E. & Hong, C. (2014). What are the characteristics that separate high potential future executives from the rest? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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