The next most essential quality one needs to be a successful entrepreneur is Leadership.
When you attempt at beginning a venture of your own, you are no longer responsible for individual contribution. It is the performance of a team that leads a company to success and you become responsible not just for yourself, but for the work of all others as well. This is why it is not everybody’s cup of tea, because you have to become far more responsible than you could ever be as an employee.
You will slowly have to gauge every member’s strengths and weaknesses and play on their strengths. You would have to become a people’s person because it is you who becomes the one who sets the goals and you who makes the amends. Success cannot be just your effort. You would have to trust your team. This is very, very important.
There is a saying that goes “If you want something done it right, do it yourself.”
Well, NO. You’re no superhuman.
Everyone today wants personal growth. If you are an available and approachable leader, your team will learn to trust in you. And if you got what it needs to do that, all you need to do next is get out of the way and let them do their job. Manage, that is what you need to become good at.
Start early. Cultivate habits that make you trustworthy. It takes a lot of determination to stay strong through popular and unpopular times.
A leader isn’t born, he is made. Become an example. You have to earn respect, not demand it.
Become the leader you would want your boss to be. End of story.
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