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Secrets Of Successful Leaders
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces. According to leadership Coach John C. Maxwell, Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook. “You work hard to develop your product or service. You fight to solve your financial issues. You go out and promote your business and sell your product. But you don't think enough about leading your own people and finding the best staff,” Maxwell says.It turns out, the skills and talents necessary to guide your team in the right direction can be simple, and anyone with the determination can develop them. You need to Assemble a dedicated team, Your team needs to be committed to you and the business.

A colossal business idea simply isn't enough. You have to be able to identify, attract and retain talent who can turn your concept into a register-ringing success. When putting your team together, look for people whose values are aligned with the purpose and mission of your company. Having people on your team who have tenacity and a candid spirit is really important. Even with a staff of only five or 10, it can be tough to know what’s going on with everyone. In an effort to overcommunicate. It makes everyone feel like you really have a lot of momentum, even in difficult times.
When you run a small business, you might assume your team understands your goals and mission -- and they may. But, everybody needs to be reminded of where the company’s going and what things will look like when you get there. Your employees may ask, “What’s in it for me?” It’s important to paint that picture for your team. Take the time to really understand the people who are helping you build your business. 
 Good leaders instill their personality and beliefs into the fabric of their organization. Be yourself, and not try to act like someone else, and surround yourself with people who are aligned with your values, your business is more likely to succeed. Every business is different and every entrepreneur has her own personality. If you’re authentic, you attract the right people to your organization. 
 Know your obstacles, Most entrepreneurs are optimistic and certain that they’re driving toward their goals. But, it’s a short-sighted leader who doesn’t take the time to understand his obstacles. You need to know what you’re up against and be able to plan around those things. It’s folly to think that just because you’ve got this energy and enthusiasm that you’re going to be able to conquer all. It’s much smarter to take a step back and figure out what your obstacles are, so the plan that you’re putting into place takes that into account. 
 Believe in your people, Entrepreneurial leaders must help their people develop confidence, especially during tough times. As Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Leaders are dealers in hope.” That confidence comes in part from believing in your team, But believing in people alone isn't enough. You have to help them win. 
 Keep your team engaged, Great leaders give their teams challenges and get them excited about them, says leadership expert Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Free Press, 1989). He pointed to the example of a small pizza shop in a moderate-sized town that was killing a big fast-food chain in sales. The big difference between the chain and the small pizza joint was the leader, he says. Every week he gathered his teenage employees in a huddle and excitedly asked them: “What can we do this week that we’ve never done before?” The kids loved the challenge. They started texting all their friends whenever a pizza special was on. They took the credit-card machine to the curb so passing motorists could buy pizza right off the street. They loaded up a truck with hot pizzas and sold them at high-school games. The money poured in and the store owner never had problems with employee turnover. GREAT LEADER CREATE GREAT TEAM...

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