A leader is a person who doesn’t only work with or for himself, but leads the people who are behind him. If in a battle, the soldiers feel confident if they are being led by their leader or king that will encourage them to feel confident and to win the battle. The same thing applies to a corporate leader or a political leader. There are many great corporate leaders who have started from the bottom. No entrepreneurs had overnight success. Who would have imagined that the person responsible for us to possess many electronic gadgets like iPod, iPhone, iPad was a person who was an orphan and was adopted by an ordinary family? And yes that person is Steve Jobs. The Walmart founder, Sam Walton was one of the entrepreneurs who rose from very humble beginnings.
There are many signs to show that a person is becoming a great leader.
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There are 3 important reasons to show that you are becoming a great leader:
- Great leaders tackle problems face to face
Every business person will face many problems both easy and very complex. It is not easy to solve a complex problem, but not impossible. A great leader always keeps his head up and will face any problems that other people will even be afraid to try. A person will become a great leader only if one finds a permanent solution rather than a temporary one that is useful only for the present and not for the future. A good entrepreneur must be quick and thoughtful in taking difficult decisions that must benefit both the company and the people working in it. The leader must be open to all kinds of challenges and must can grab an opportunity that is beneficial to everyone involved. One must use their creativity to situations that have raised due to some decisions that were not clear-cut and will be forced sometimes to deviate from the path. A leader will always consider his team’s opinion and guidance in taking important decisions regarding the future of the company. Leading a team is not easy as the road is uncertain, and one is not aware of the consequences that are to be faced. Risk and pressure are proportional to each other while leading a team.
- Great leaders find the time to take on big challenges
We can hear many people saying that they don’t have time, well that is just an excuse. A good entrepreneur is a person who will always find time for every opportunity. One must work for long durations and must work hard in order to become a good entrepreneur. Managing the time and to schedule according to their needs is the problem of the leader and he must be in a position to solve it instead of making excuses as no one knows what’s in store for them. An entrepreneur’s journey is very tough and there may be a day when just working harder is not enough. The person who believes in the proper usage of ‘us’ rather than ‘I’ will make a great entrepreneur. A leader must just manage and strategize the direction and work of the team just as a coach for any sports team who nurtures the team to success, and his mere presence will give confidence to his team. So an entrepreneur must manage his time efficiently in order to lead his company or team to success.
- Great leaders don’t back off in case of breaking things
Breaking things is a risk involving task. Things may refer to anything including a product, a team or an entire branch. Breaking things may lead to many situations either positive or negative. By breaking a business model or by eliminating product may lead to many rapid changes. It may take the team to an entirely different stage and direction. But one can’t always follow the same strategy, it is sometimes necessary to bring a change in a company that is the time when breaking helps. Breaking things is one of the indication to show that the person is managing well towards change and is growing as a leader. Breaking things is surely a risk but it also involves excitement, independence and also a drastic shift in the end. A good entrepreneur will always respect the risk and will not feel it as an unnecessary thing for his company.
Finally, a good leader is a person who is passionate towards the work and will trust not only himself but also his team.