August 26th, 2019
Who doesn’t love a little inspiration to kick start their week? In this week’s blog, we’ve assembled 7 tremendous leadership tips from several business greats. Enjoy!
- DEVELOP INCREDIBLE SELECTIVE IGNORANCE
Laser focus on the important things is critical. Unless it significantly moves the needle of the business, it should be delegated.
As a leader in your business, “…you must develop incredible selective ignorance. Otherwise, the trivial will drown you.” ~Tim Ferriss, Best Selling Author
- DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP
Hire for your weaknesses and don’t be afraid to be authentic in front of your team. The best leaders garner confidence and inspire teams by trusting them to step up.
“The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.”
~ Simon Sinek, Best Selling Author
- ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
Looking inward only will stagnate your growth more quickly than anything else. Ask better questions and look outside for different and more challenging questions and answers.
“It’s best to believe that your team alone does not have all the answers — because if you believe that, it usually means you’re not asking all the right questions.” ~ Nick Woolery, Stance Stocks
- DO WHAT’S RIGHT, INSTEAD OF NEEDING TO BE RIGHT
Insisting that you are right when you are not is the most rapid descent you can experience down the credibility scale. It’s not only okay, it’s necessary, to admit when you’re wrong. Be willing change course.
“If we’re playing from a reactive and obsolete playbook of needing to be right instead of doing what’s right, then we limit the full potential of our business and lose quality talent.” ~ Gunnar Lovelace, Thrive Market CEO
- MAKE LEADING BY EXAMPLE YOUR WAY OF LIFE
It’s very simply called integrity.
“You lead by example, not because you feel like it’s what you should do, but because it is your way of life.” ~ Joe Perez, Founder – Tastemade
- BE FLEXIBLE
Things can change in business … rapidly. The best leaders are flexible in their methods and are not afraid to adjust the sails of the ship when needed.
“One of the biggest myths is that good business leaders are great visionaries with dogged determination to stick to their goals no matter what. It’s nonsense. The truth is, leaders need to keep an open mind while being flexible, and adjust if necessary.” ~ Daymond John, Founder, FUBU and The Shark Group
- BE PERSISTENT
Persistence wins because most will quit before you do.
“All great things take time, and you must persist no matter what. That’s what it takes to be a leader: willingness to go beyond where others will stop.” ~ Noah Kagan, Sumo Group
If you had to prioritize these by importance for business leaders, how might you rearrange or change this list?
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