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What Makes A Great Leader? Autonomy, Honesty And Integrity Top The List, IT Workers Say
Survey Also Reveals Top Three Most Admired Technology Trailblazers

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the conversation around what makes a great leader is top of mind for many people. Recently, Robert Half Technology asked IT professionals which tech leaders they admire most. While a wide range of responses were given, three tech trailblazers prevailed: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos.

Tech Pros Vote for what Makes a Great Leader

But what makes a great leader? IT workers weighed in when they were asked, "Which one of the following characteristics is most important for an IT leader to possess?" Their responses:

Trusts their employees and empowers them to make important decisions


Acts with honesty and integrity


Establishes a vision, is confident and believes they can make a difference


Radiates a positive attitude and inspires their employees


Innovates and pushes the envelope creatively




View an infographic of the research highlights.

"IT professionals want to be empowered to solve business problems, and the best leaders find ways to optimize the talents of their team," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Building trust is also necessary to achieving great outcomes. For lT leaders, that means providing insight into their values, thought processes and vision for the business."

About the Survey
The survey was developed and conducted by Robert Half Technology and includes responses from more than 8,000 IT workers in North America.

About Robert Half Technology
Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals, specializing in a full spectrum of technology services – from project, contract-to-hire and full-time IT staffing services to managed services and solution consulting. With more than 100 locations in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, the company provides highly skilled talent for IT initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. For more information about Robert Half Technology, please visit For career and management advice, read our award-winning blog at

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