5 Leadership Qualities of Successful Business Owners
Source: Samsung | Repost QBScott – 4/27/2022 –
Being a good leader is especially important today because most employees decide whether to stay at a job based on their feelings about the company and its people. I myself left a well-compensated corporate role after nine years. My then-boss tried to motivate our team with sales contests, but the winner’s prize was lunch with him. I always asked, “What’s second prize, two lunches with you?” I didn’t want to work for him anymore, so I left to join an entrepreneur I admired.
Most business owners never receive training in leadership development. I was fortunate that when I was promoted to manager, they sent me to a comprehensive management training program, where I learned the leadership skills I would need to be an effective manager. Very few people managers ever get this type of professional training, and instead have to learn on the job.
There are many viable leadership styles. Whatever yours is, these five skills can improve your effectiveness:
1. Setting vision and mission
People want to be part of a cause that’s bigger than them. On the job, team members will work harder for a mission — and for each other — than just a paycheck.
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