Become A Great Business Leader


Yes, becoming a great business leader is within reach of anyone. The question is whether you’re willing to commit yourself to learn. The father of management, Peter Drucker, once said that there may be natural-born leaders, but there are so few of them that they make no difference in the greater scheme of things. The truth is that your skills as a leader are borne out of your passion, your tenacity and necessity to grow your career and organization.

 There are five major qualities you must develop :

First, leaders are proactive. They are always thinking in terms of what can be done to achieve more and better results, fully aware that most things don’t work the first time.


Second, leaders are learners. They practice the skills that are necessary to succeed in their job. For example, they commit themselves to learn that one new skill that will double their performance every year.


Third, leaders give credit and take responsibility. This means when things go right, you motivate your team by giving them credit. When things go wrong, you address those issues directly by taking responsibility for doing better next time.

Fourth, leaders measure performance. You can’t change what you don’t measure. The first question they ask is, “What am I trying to accomplish here? What must be done that only I as leader must do?”


Fifth, leaders are clearly focused on the goal and flexible about how to get there. Remember, there is no such thing as failure; there is only feedback. As Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, said, “You only have to be successful the last time.”


Article by :

Dheeraaj Joshi

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