If you’re a business owner, you’re a leader – whether you want to be or not. For some business owners, building and leading a team, getting the most out of people, and nurturing talent are some of the most rewarding aspects of the job. It’s what gets them out of bed with a spring in their step.
Many times I’ve had business owners say something like, ‘If only we could go back to working from the garage, just the four of us. We were happy then!’ That’s because, while some business owners are natural communicators and leaders, many others find ‘people’ the most difficult and stressful part of running a business.
The vast majority of leadership literature tells us that great leaders are made, not born – meaning, for the most part, the best leaders work hard to develop their leadership skills and cultivate certain habits that support them as leaders.