November 15th, 2022 Taxloopholes.com Advisor
Over the past 25 years, I have talked to thousands of business leaders from many different industries. I have met with some inspirational leaders who have taken their teams to great heights. And I have met leaders that have subsequently driven their businesses into the ground due to poor leadership. For the most part, both groups wanted to succeed and had the drive to do so, but there was one thing that they handled differently.
I want to share that with you in the hopes that you will be more mindful of how you lead yourself and your team.
As a business owner, you don’t know everything. And honestly, you never will. There is always something new to learn, a new challenge to tackle, and another skill that you can improve upon. We are all ignorant about something and that is perfectly OK. But to say that ignorant leaders will ultimately fail isn’t really a fair statement. Ignorance is something that we all have to deal with. But how you deal with it, and how you handle it within your own business and team, makes a huge difference in your ability to grow. The best thing that you can do as a leader is to learn how to spot your weaknesses, and find areas that you don’t know enough about and work towards improving in those areas.
There are lots of areas that you could be ignorant about in your own business, but these are the areas that I see often that can be the most detrimental to your growth.