A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
Leading a Team onto the battlefield of business is not for the faint of heart.
The leader is the counselor, the coach, and the compass. When adversity hits, the leader is the 1st person a team goes to for guidance. And when battles are won, he/she leads the celebration.
To be a great leader 1 must be a chameleon, able to become the person that The Team needs in any situation. That means making the hard even unpopular decisions.
The list of reasons for failure is endless, but leadership is at the Heart of many of the issues young and mature businesses face. And no matter how brilliant the product or business is, without leadership success will be hard to come by, and more difficult to hold on to.
“The Pessimist complains about the Wind. The Optimist expects it to change. The Leader trims the sails.” — John Maxwell
Everyone need encouragement, “Open the way to a successful collaboration, encourage each other”
Have healthy day, Keep the Faith!