This time of year is synonymous with thankfulness, filled with family gatherings, food drives and plenty of good cheer to go around. And it’s no wonder this season feels so merry; it’s centered around gratitude.
No two leaders are alike.
You have Steve Jobs types: charismatic, visionary, demanding. You have Maya Angelou types: courageous, creative, steadfast. And you have countless other types in between, all unique but still able to inspire their followers to take action and achieve goals.
What are the qualities of a great leader? Well, it depends on who you ask.
Some employees might value a boss who makes them feel empowered, while a CEO might prefer a manager who’s always got their eye on the bottom line.
But true leadership—the kind that can inspire disruptive change and motivate teams to move mountains—is more than just a matter of opinion. All great leaders share certain defining qualities that help them see a future that’s different from the present, act on that vision, and inspire others to come along for the ride.
Most great leaders suffer from atychiphobia. No, it’s some fatal medical condition, but it can feel almost as debilitating. It’s the fear of failure, and it’s something all of us must overcome if we want to make a lasting, meaningful impact on the world.
The robots are coming.
No, they’re not the machine-gun-wielding, mankind-exterminating variety a la The Terminator. Instead, they represent a modern class of machines and systems designed to streamline processes, save time and ultimately, reduce costs, and they’re expected to comprise a $1.5 billion consumer and business market by 2019.
Think for a moment about your favorite indulgent food. It might be a cheesy slice of pizza or a decadent piece of chocolate cake. Just picturing it is enough to get your mouth watering, right?
Mondays get a bad rap, but for entrepreneurs they should be like lighter fluid, igniting the flame to power through a new week of progress.
Here at The Profitable Entrepreneur, we’ve never met a productivity hack we didn’t like. We’re always looking for ways to maximize our time, cut through the clutter and get more of the important stuff done each day.