The role of chief of staff is instrumental to the success of an organization. For this reason, many who aspire to the role often ask how success can be achieved in such a versatile, demanding, and complex position. While there may not be one secret ingredient to being a great chief of staff, it is worth distilling some of the wisdom that chief of staff has offered across the years that may lead one to become a great chief of staff.
Here are four traits that often appear in the memoirs, speeches, or talks given by prominent chiefs of staff:
Attention to Detail
Chief of staff’s are renowned for their attention to detail. They do their best to organize the tasks systematically, and then proceed to ensure that all aspects are delivered efficiently.