Characteristics of a Leader
Is it possible to be a leader or even run a business without being that hard-driving, aggressive, opinionated jerk we hear about? What if I’m introverted and shy but also loving, caring, humble, kind and compassionate? You might be surprised by the characteristics of the most successful business leaders.
Episode #783 June 25, 2021
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
Can a naturally shy person that might not fit the “profile” for your typical leader, truly lead from a loving and caring attitude?
D = Dominance
I = Influencing
S = Steady
C = Compliant
The question is not whether you need to reshape yourself to be successful. It’s whether you can shape your business so it fits what you know about yourself.
Jim Collins’ definition of a Level 5 Leader lists these characteristics of a leader: Timid, Shy, Modest, Humility, Will, Ferocious Resolve, Tendency to give others credit while assigning blame to themselves.
Cars are my passion – what can I do with that?
There is nothing that sets you up for success more than a sales background and skills in sales.
Follow your curiosity and make a list of 20 things you can do with your car passion.
Explore those a little bit more based upon what you know about yourself.
Narrow the list down to three or four.
Do a little more research then choose one and …
I am ready to start writing for profit.
95% of authors make less than $40,000
Self-published authors make an average of $5,000
Any successful author is making their money from other adaptations of their content.
Don’t write because you’re a good writer. Write because you have a message you want to share with the world.
I have been thinking of doing a lawn care business. I need a good work truck and I need help/support in getting it started.
Find something that sets you apart and makes you unique in the marketplace. We call that a Unique Value Proposition – find out more here.
“Sometimes we find ourselves in a prison of our own making, not realizing that the key to our freedom has been there the entire time …” — Cyrus Webb
Questions to initiate meaningful conversations:
- “What does this job make possible for you?”
- “What do you want people to know about you?”
- “What are you dreaming about that you haven’t yet done?”
- “Is there a dream in your life you’ve given up on?”
- “What interests you now?”
- “What have you done that has limited your success over the last six months?”
- “What has brought you the most happiness over the last six months?”
- “What do you think the purpose of your life is?”
- “Tell me what people think of you.”
- “If we were meeting three years from today, what has to have happened during that three-year period for you to feel happy about your progress?”
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