Forty-three percent of business executives say a corporate CEO is better skilled to act as U.S. president than the typical politician while 22 percent of respondents say a CEO is equally skilled, according to a poll by the Korn/Ferry Institute, a global provider of organizational leadership, human capital development and talent management solutions. 

Although most respondents support CEOs' abilities to serve, 74 percent of respondents say they wouldn't want to be president. Only 26 percent of respondents say they would be up to the challenge.

Another 56 percent of respondents agree maintaining the confidence of voters as president is more difficult than maintaining the support of shareholders and directors as CEO. Of the competencies noted by business executives as mission-critical to presidential effectiveness, 78 percent of respondents say negotiation and compromise, such as reflecting Washington's current partisanship environment, is a critical competency while they also say understanding others and conflict management are the most difficult to develop.

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