Always lead with integrity. Never lead alone.
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How do you deconstruct the elements of success in business? One way to break it down, is saying that success comes from a series of many, many right decisions.
There comes a time in the leadership journey when you hit a briar patch, a thorny place where the tires get stuck in the mud and the battery is not starting.
It’s difficult to find a leadership book in any bookstore, business library or executive bookshelf on the planet, that doesn’t talk about the importance of focus.
Has the weather turned on you and your business suddenly? Are the waves starting to crash against the sides of your once comfortably traveling ship?
There comes a time in the life of any leader of significance where they will face the toughest of decisions in the most challenging situation.
As an entrepreneur, as a leader, loving what you do provides a central core of energy, a shield against all difficulties, and the motivation to take you up the highest mountains.
There comes a time in the journey of every leader when all they have built, all they have hoped for seems to shatter into so many pieces on the ground.
Life is an adventure. Being a leader is an adventure. Sometimes it’s an enjoyable Sunday drive…and at other times it’s a wild safari.
There is no more significant need of great leaders in the world, than when there is a crisis.
“Do I have what it takes to start a business?” If you’re working for someone else…and you’re a leader…then you’ve already asked yourself this question.
Today’s markets are so competitive, that for you to succeed in business, you can’t swim in the waters of mediocrity. You’ve got to be exceptional.
Being an entrepreneur provides for the best of times…and the worst of times. Among the worst of times are when you have to share some bad news.
Successful leaders need to be effective communicators. This requires specific skill at using the language of leadership.
Every leader knows the role of perseverance in running a business. Yet, few leaders every really consider what they’ll do when success finally arrives.
Sometimes an entrepreneur can experience seasons of defeat. These are moments when you’re too deep in the valleys to even catch a glimpse of the peaks.
One of the most powerful entrepreneurial tools is outsourcing. Yet, if you don’t get outsourcing right, you’ll create more problems than solutions.
The heartbreak. The seemingly insurmountable challenges. Even failure. These are all part of the entrepreneurial journey.
Yet, there are also those sweet moments.
Most entrepreneurs struggle from the “Lone Ranger Syndrome” in that they try to carry all of their company’s challenges on their own shoulders.
One of the most important leadership capabilities an entrepreneur can have is knowing the right times to make changes in their organizations.
There is so much that can go wrong in owning a business, and too often it all goes wrong at the same time. Sometimes, all you can do is laugh.
One of the most important traits of a successful entrepreneur is perseverance. You can’t reach the prize, if you’re too quick to quit when times get tough.
All leaders make mistakes. And, because we are so stubborn and persistent, oftentimes these mistakes turn into huge messes.
To most normal human beings, taking vacations is pure pleasure. Not so for us entrepreneurs. It can be expensive in terms of lost productivity, missed opportunities and a slowdown of our business momentum.
If you’ve been a leader for any length of time, then one thing is for certain: you’ve had to deal with your fair share of bad news.
Confrontation is inevitable if you’re a leader. In fact, it’s an important part of your job description.
Most experienced entrepreneurs and leaders know it’s the little things that make a big difference when it comes to success or failure in business.
Negotiation is a critical skill for successful leadership. Your ability to negotiate with expertise and integrity will make or break your organization.
It’s a challenge when you are the boss of yourself. Who is going to hold you accountable? Who is going to make sure you perform your duties with excellence?
It’s the biggest question an entrepreneur will face. Or at least it should be. That is, “What is the appropriate level of risk for me and this organization?”
As leaders, we are among the world’s worst control freaks. We often struggle with an unrelenting desire to have everything go exactly the way we want it go.