What makes a great leader? Be Constant, Consistent and Concise. Constancy and consistency build trust in your coworkers and employees. When those around you can rely on your word and know you will follow through, they are more apt to follow you and trust your management and leadership. Never make promises you know you can’t keep. In other terms “say what you mean and mean what you say.” Constantly communicate with your employees and provide them the vision of your business. Your employees and coworkers will be more likely to jump on board with you and give their best work for you if they understand the vision of the business. When communicating this vision, be concise. In other words, keep things simple. Over complicating your vision or a problem in your company is a sure fire way to breed confusion within your business. Be as clear as you can be. Why is great leadership so important as an entrepreneur? Because you’re the boss.
For other great tips on how to foster a healthy entrepreneurial culture and leadership in your business, check out Beat the System: 11 Secrets to Building an Entrepreneurial Culture in a Bureaucratic World by Robert W. MacDonald.