Last week this blog looked at a Futurestep survey and something it calls consequential impact which is essentially your ability to get things done through others. Another question the survey attempted to answer was what skills are necessary for you to have consequential impact on your peers. The answer for this was a tad surprising in that it concluded that for you to have peer impact, the most important thing was to have integrity and trust as well as be a good motivator.  Once again, the soft skills triumped the hard skills in that getting things done through peers is still primarily done through leadership skills, not through problem solving, organizing , and good decision making.