QBScott Indianapolis, INSource: Entrepreneur | Repost 3/2/2022 –

These are easy traps to fall into despite being a well-intentioned executive leader.

Seldom will you find a CEO who has it all figured out. I don’t; however, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what constitutes a truly remarkable leader. What traits does this sort of leader embody and what types of habits does he or she successfully avoid? Over the last decade and a half, I’ve learned a lot — something I hope to continue no matter my age or job title. Through life’s lessons, I’ve discovered some unfortunate habits that CEOs can easily adopt if they’re not careful.

Here are five patterns to avoid when you’re at the helm of a company.

1) Setting too many strategic priorities

CEOs tend to be ambitious. To be clear, this is often a good thing: an unwavering trait that will propel your business towards success. Though, sometimes, this can cause you to set too many strategic priorities —ones that may end up working against you rather than for you.

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Author: Scott Meister, CPA

I help small businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, office managers, and business owners with their accounting needs. I’ve used QuickBooks since 2002 and train folks on how to use it efficiently. I create high-quality video training tutorials for QuickBooks and post them on QBScott.com.

Certifications include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) | Certified Bookkeeper (CB) | Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Desktop | Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online | Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Enterprise | Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Point Of Sale