Weekly Gems

Gem #22-12-1: Entrepreneurs Must Be Leaders

To be successful in business you must be able to lead people and remember there is more than one way to do it. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, lead with a strong hand getting involved in every detail of his business compared to Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, whose approach was more of a free spirit. I'm sure both of them would give you different Leadership rules but they both were highly successful. Here are mine:

  • Leaders make sure their team not only sees the vision but lives and breathes it.
  • Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions.
  • Leaders inspire learning by setting the example.
  • Leaders establish trust, transparency, and credit.
  • Leaders celebrate others' success.
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