What Makes A Great Leader
Soar to the heights of a great leader
Not everyone is born to be an entrepreneur or to lead. If we were all born to lead, then there would be nobody left to follow. But anyway, great leaders tend to have certain characteristics that set them apart from the herd. Personality traits can often be misinterpreted as weaknesses, but they can signify the spark of an entrepreneur when properly channeled.
Are you easily bored? Perhaps the reason for that is that you’ve chewed through activities that aren’t up to your abilities and dont present themselves as a challenge. This is generally one of the indicators early in life that a budding entrepreneur comes into their own. Great minds need to be challenged, and when a great mind is placed amongst those who dont measure up, boredom sets in.
Constantly questioning the status quo? Remember, the status quo is for the common folk. Who wants to be average when you can be exceptional? If you think that it doesn’t make sense to keep doing things the same way over and over just because thats the way they’ve always been done without explanation, then you have the power to change things. Or at least upset the status quo from time to time. You dont get ahead by following the pack. Greatness lies outside of the lines of conformity.
Do you realize that you’re a bit different from everyone else? This can motivate you to acknowledge the entrepreneur in you just dying to get out. Rebelling against the norm is a normal pattern in your life. Its good to channel that sense of rebellion into a company and start innovating.
From Idea to Growth
Always trying to make improvements on everything around you? Opinionated and always willing to offer your perspective on things, you constantly see ways to make things better. Heres a perfect opportunity to channel that spirit in developing a product that improves the lives of those around you. Or better yet, expand into improving the lives of people on the other side of the planet.
Cant switch off at night? Do you lie in bed trying to get some seriously needed sleep but cant quite switch off and drift into blissful slumber? Do those voices keep telling you about the next great idea that you need to start to work on in the morning? Theres just too much energy to burn to switch off and relax.
Depending on how you look at it, any of those traits could be thought of as a weakness. And its important to understand where your weaknesses lie as an individual. Understanding weak areas is in fact a strength. You dont always lead with your strengths, but with your weaknesses. Make those weaknesses benefit your leadership style, and then youll come across as authentic. Get those people in around you to compliment your strong areas and fill in the gaps of where you are weak, and then you have the start of building a winning team.