Source: Monster | Repost QBScott 4/27/2023 –

As a small business owner, you’re driven and excellent at what you do, but as your business grows, you’ll need to master a new skill—small business leadership.

The qualities that make a successful entrepreneur are not identical to those needed to be an effective organizational leader. The fact that you probably work shoulder to shoulder with your employees only complicates matters—it’s not like you can hide in a corner office when things get uncomfortable.

Take heart that you can leverage your close working relationships with employees to lead and inspire them. Because business leadership research shows that employees are motivated by a variety of methods—from compensation and rewards to mentorship and shared values—insight into your employees can work to your advantage.

Managing employees is complicated. These 10 leadership lessons provide the mini management course you need to motivate your employees and achieve success.

1. Develop a Clear Vision

You can’t lead if you don’t have a clear mission and well-articulated goals. What problems do your products or services help your customers solve? How do you plan to expand your customer base? Once you’ve articulated your mission and goals, you’re ready to share your vision for your company’s future with your employees in a way that makes them feel like they are as invested in your success as you are.

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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

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